A Not So Great Weekend

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hey Everyone. Sorry I haven't posted anything like I promised. My husband got in a terrible car accident on Friday on the way to visit out of state friends. So I wasn't able to cook anything new, let alone Post new recipes. I apologize and hope to get back on top of it really soon! I Just wanted to let you all know that I hadn't forgotten about you, rather Im just a little preoccupied.

Ill be back soon with lots of new recipes :)

Heath Bar German Chocolate Cake

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Ok, For my first recipe Im going to make my yummy heath Bar German Chocolate Cake.
I made this for one of my husbands co workers for Christmas Because German Chocolate is his favorite. I thought about just running to Smith's and Buying a German Chocolate Box Cake but then I figured... why not make it a little special, It is Christmas After all.
So i looked through some of my old recipes and found a decent German Chocolate cake recipe.
It looked, enticing to say the least, I had never made a cake from scratch and I was ready to try one. So Made a shopping list and headed out to smiths. I found all the things I needed... except the German Chocolate...
People I talked to after the incident told me that the grocery store does in fact sell it.. I must have not looked very well Cause I didn't see any. After to traveling a ways down the street to the albertsons I found what I needed. I also found a few other things... While waiting in the ridiculously long check out line I got a craving for some chocolate, but I knew I couldn't eat the squares I had just found for the cake. I surveyed the very convenient candy selection and found the Health Bars, ON SALE! I grabbed about 6 Bars and a couple snickers and tossed them in my cart(if my husband finds candy or other sweets in the house they become his... so I bought enough for both of us....So I thought). I payed and left and had a heath bar on the way on. When I finally arrived home and began to prepare to make the cake I took a bite of my second heath bar and had a brilliant epiphany... Heath Bar chunks would make this cake AWESOME! So I prepared the cake as the recipe instructed and tried to decide where I should add the pieces of candy. Should I mix them in the batter? Mix into the frosting? Simple crumble on top of the finished product? All those Ideas sounded good to me, so I broke up a bar into little chunks and sprinkled them into the batter along with a few chocolate chips that I had bought a couple days before for some unknown reason (it must be fate) and placed the batter in the oven.

As the cake baked I started to make the frosting, I also started thinking about how I should have just bought pre made coconut frosting... I took the recipe and added some cream cheese to it because... well... it just seemed right.
I whipped the frosting in a bowl until supper fluffy and then added some of the smaller pieces of candy into it. When the cake was ready to be frosted I put a few melted chocolate chips into the bowl and whipped the frosting some more.
I spread the now cream cheese, chocolate chip, Heath Bar frosting over the cake and resisted cutting into it right then and there... Its a gift, I kept having to remind myself.

The finished product turned out pretty good. I didn't plan on blogging about it so I didn't take any detailed photo's but I have the one SRA Marly took when he received his christmas present.

I hope you try this recipe and it works out as well for you as it did for me. Because Im sure to make this treat again. When I took the cake over to Marly's house it was gone before I was... but then what can you expect from two airman who live off of frozen dinners.

What you will need:

Note: You can use Box German chocolate cake mix and coconut pecan frosting if you don’t want to make it from scratch. You will still have to add a few things to make it special. You will need chocolate chips, cream cheese, and heath bars. The things you will need to do if using boxed mixes will be highlighted.


1/2 cup water

4 (1)oz squares German sweet Chocolate

1 cup softened butter

2 cups white sugar

4 eggs, separated with yolks and whites saved

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup buttermilk

1tsp. baking soda

2 1/2 cups cake flour

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/3 cup milk


1 cup white sugar

1/2 butter

1/3 cups grated coconut

1cup evaporated milk

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted

4 oz cream cheese

2 heath bars

Lets Get started!

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 3 - 9 inch round pans. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a small saucepan, heat water and 4 ounces chocolate until melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • In a large bowl, cream 1 cup butter and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in 4 egg yolks one at a time. Blend in the melted chocolate mixture and vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk, mixing just until incorporated.
  • In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into the batter, then quickly fold in remaining whites until no streaks remain.
  • Pour into greased and floured pans adding 1/4 chocolate chips to batter. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto wire rack.
  • After cakes have cooled cut small slices into top of cake. Melt 1/4 of chocolate chips in microwave for 30 seconds, stir and add 1/3 cup milk. Pour into the slits and spread over top of cake.

To make Frosting : In a saucepan combine 1 cup sugar, evaporated milk, 1/2 cup butter, and 3 egg yolks. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut, pecans and vanilla. Cool until thick enough to spread. Add Cream Cheese, 1/2 cup of melted chocolate chips and one heath bar.

Spread frosting between layers and on top of cake. Once the cake is frosted entirely, crumble the 2nd heath bar on top.

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