German Chocolate Cake – the semi-homemade kind

It’s been awhile since I’ve really been in a baking mood. I’ve baked a few things for work events in the last few months but haven’t really felt like my heart was in it. Then today I decided it was time to get back in the baking groove and make something delicious. So I asked the boyfriend for a request and the next thing I knew my kitchen smelled like the awesomeness that is German Chocolate cake.

Also, I googled German Chocolate Cake and you should know it does not come from Germany. So damn, I can’t make a Wiener Schnitzler joke. Black Forest cakes originated in Germany, so I’ll save the German jokes for that. German Chocolate Cake is named after an American chocolate maker Sam German. Who knew? Good ole Sam must have known what he was doing because this cake smells so good.

I used a semi-homemade recipe which uses a cake mix as a base, but it doctors up the mix and you make the frosting from scratch. Sometimes semi-homemade is just the way to go. If you have ever watched Sandra Lee’s Semi-Homemade show on the Food Network, you’d know how smart that lady is…mainly because every episode of her show includes cocktail time. So, it is pretty much genius.

I followed this recipe from

One of my eggs was a weird twin-yolk egg

One of my eggs was a weird twin-yolk egg

Hot from the oven

Hot from the oven

Some people in the reviews complained the frosting took too long to thicken up, mine thickened up in about ten minutes – and I added a little more pecans and coconut just because I was too lazy to measure those.

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The frosted cake looks and smells delicious. Unfortunately I can’t tell you if it tastes good because it has to travel in Indiana first.

All frosted and pretty.

All frosted and pretty.

Alright friends in blog-world, there it is German Chocolate Cake made from semi-scratch and sarcasm. Until next time, happy baking!



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