I've done tiered cakes before, but never a German chocolate one. What makes a German chocolate cake German chocolate? I looked up German chocolate and saw the coconut gooey filling. She wants that as just the filling between chocolate layers. Is it normal chocolate cake? Or is the cake a special cake? I am covering the tiers in chocolate fondant. Is there anything I need to be aware of with using the coconut filling between cake layers? Are they going to slide around a lot? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
German's chocolate is what makes a German Chocolate cake. It's not a Germany thing--the guy who developed and marketed the chocolate --his name is/was German hence German's chocolate cake but over the years it's become German Chocolate cake --we've dropped the 's'. It's a milder chocolate.
You just wanna be sure to watch the refrigeration for your filling.
I'm going to use the shelf stable coconut frosting/filling from the store. Won't that be okay to leave out. I can't refrigerate a fondant cake nor do I have room to refrigerate a wedding cake.
I don't know--just check the package.
Here's what German's chocolate package looks like:
Great article about the creation of this cake:
I use the German Chocolate recipe that comes inside the Chocolate's box and add a tbsp of veggie oil to make the cake more moist. I have had rave reviews with it.
As for the frosting as a filling, it won't slide around at all. It is a thick frosting and will glue the layers together nicely. Keep the filling between the layers thinner and you will be just fine.
I have also left my German Chocolate Cakes out for up to three days/ two nights at a time and have never had a problem with them. I let my frosting come to a boil while stirring constantly, then turn the heat down while continuing to stir until thick.
edited to add that I do use the frosting recipe from the box also. Yummy!
Thanks for all the helpful advice. I used the German chocolate box mix and the shelf coconut filling. I kept it thin and it didn't slide at all when I covered the tiers in chocolate satin ice. The couple were thrilled with the cake so I thank you for all your help.