German chocolate cake

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I didn’t even know such a cake was even around until I was Rev Run’s Sunday Lunch and Justine Simmons was making this cake for dessert.

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It looked so delicious and she made it seem so easy to make which I knew I just had to try it and boy oh boy did I.

Ingredients:

  • 2 x round chocolate cake.
  • 1 x can condense milk.
  • 4 x egg yolks.
  • 113g x margarine.
  • 2 x cups desiccated coconut… but if you love coconut you can use more.
  • 2 x tsp vanilla essence.
  • 1 x cup pecan nuts roughly chopped.
  • A cup of ganache for decorative purposes.
  • Blanched almonds also for decorative purposes.

Method:

  • Prepare the chocolate cake and allow to cool.
  • In a sauce pan, whisk together the eggs and the condense milk.

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  • Add the margarine and cook over a medium heat until the mixture becomes thick.
  • Stir it while it cooks, otherwise it will burn and stick to the bottom of the pot.
  • Remove from the stove top and add the coconut, vanilla essence and pecan nuts.
  • Pour into a bowl and allow to cool.
  • To put this cake together, place the first layer of the cake onto a plate.

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  • Evenly spread the filling over the layer.
  • Place the second layer of cake ontop of the filling.
  • Spread the remaining filling over the top of the cake.

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  • Pour the ganache over the top , using a off set spatula spread all over the top of the cake and allow some to drip over the sides.
  • Sprinkled chopped up blanched almonds over the top.

Tell me what you think of this recipe