German Chocolate Crazy Cake~~My Favorite German Dessert

German Chocolate Crazy Cake
               

German Chocolate Crazy Cake

 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® German chocolate cake mix Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
Filling and Topping
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
egg yolks
1 package (7 oz) flaked coconut (2 2/3 cups)
2 cups chopped pecans
3 teaspoons vanilla

1/2 cup Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting (from 1-lb container

1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms only of 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with shortening.  Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 9-inch round pans, using water, oil and eggs. Cool 10  minutes. Remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely.

2 In 3-quart heavy saucepan, mix sugar, butter, milk and egg yolks. Heat to simmering over medium heat, stirring frequently. Cook 9 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut, pecans and vanilla. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

3 Cut each cake layer horizontally into 2 layers. On serving plate, place 1 layer, cut side up. Spread with about 1 1/3 cups filling. Repeat with second and third layers and 2 2/3 cups filling.

4 With serrated knife, cut remaining cake layer into 1 1/2-inch-wide strips. Cut strips into irregular pieces. Place cake pieces randomly over filling to cover top of cake, pressing gently into cake and fitting snugly together. Refrigerate cake several hours before serving, if desired.

5 In small microwavable bowl, microwave frosting 10 seconds on High until thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over top of cake. Store covered in refrigerator.

My favorite cake is German Chocolate, and I am going to make one for my own birthday. I turn 59 next week. Mother always made my birthday cake except for the last couple years. She went to be with Jesus on March 9, 2012. She always made Chocolate Cake with Coffee frosting (homemade by her). I never cared for or drank coffee, but I loved her coffee frosting. We Germans love our chocolate! My Grandfather loved his chocolate! He ate Chocolate Ice Cream and Chocolate Syrup with Pecans every night up until he died.  

I know that life must go on. I have been telling my son that, he is 30. Mother was 84 and she lived a good life. She passed peacefully in her sleep. I am grateful for that. So, I am starting my own tradition this year. 

German chocolate cake from a bakery
German chocolate cake from a bakery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Betty Crocker logo used until 2003
Betty Crocker logo used until 2003 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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