and i can not take any credit for it. jamie mentioned the other night he would love a good german chocolate cake. i have made them in the past, both from scratch, boxed and canned, nothing special. this one, this one is special. i got the recipe from my food blogger buddy barbara. over at barbara bakes. i have mentioned her a few times in the past on this blog. her recipes are simply wonderful and no fail. she does have a concern regarding a recent pie crust episode of mine using her recipe. take heart barb, it was strictly operator error.
i think what i like best, no, i positive what i like best about her german chocolate cake recipe is the frosting. apparently it is a hand me down one from her mother in law that uses sliced almonds rather than pecans. oh my gosh folks. it is to die for. maybe, barbara needs to rename her cake death by german chocolate cake. i know that may not sound so politically correct, but do you know that german chocolate cake has nothing to do with germany? it the last name of the gentleman who developed the specific type of chocolate generally used in the batter, sam german. if you are curious, you read more about sam and the cake's history here.
oh yummy....this had totally ruined my diet and i am giving barbara full credit for that, too.
can you see the almonds? the frosting is not as dark as your typical pecan frosting. the cake, a doctored cake mix is so fluffy and moist. i am not a big cake fan at all, but this has become my all time favorite. you can find barbara's fantastical recipe here! enjoy.