German Chocolate ?? Never Done It

Baking By Ayanami Updated 19 Mar 2009 , 2:57pm by Ayanami

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Ayanami Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 9:37pm
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I personally do not like German Chocolate cake, or rather the icing I should say, so I have never bothered to try it before.

That being said, my Mom has requested that I make a GC cake for my big bro this Sunday (the big 3-0 !) cause it's his all time fav.

I want it to be really special (he is my brother after all!) so I really want to make everything from scratch.

I have narrowed it down to 2 recipes I have found on CC, but I don't know which is the better of the 2. The look almost exactly the same, but one calls for butter the other for shortening.

Also, one says it will make a 4 layer 9" round while the other says only 3 layers but still 9". icon_confused.gif ?????

Or, if you have a better or personal fav recipe for this, please share! thumbs_up.gif

Oh, yeah! The icing is completely different in the 2 recipes. ??

HELP!! icon_cry.gificon_lol.gif

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JanH Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 3:51am
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Here's a REALLY decadent version:

The 2nd recipe is also on and has 291 positive reviews:

The 1st recipe only had one review on


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Ayanami Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 2:57pm
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Thank you! thumbs_up.gif

I've decided to go ahead with the German Chocolate III recipe (291 reviews, yea!)

wish me luck!

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