My dad is not much of a birthday celebrating kinda guy. He’s low key, would rather just stay home and have the family come over, but this year he had no choice. His sister, my aunt, decided to host his birthday celebration and have her house warming party at the same time. You know, kill two birds with one stone. So an outing for dad’s birthday it was.
My aunt asked if I’d be willing to make the birthday cake and, of course, I agreed and went into recipe-search frenzy mode. My dad isn’t a “lover of all things sugar” like I am. The only sweet flavor I always remember him absolutely loving is coconut. So, German Chocolate Cake would be a perfect choice. Literally, it WAS…it was devoured, demolished, inhaled, gone…kaputt!
Pure chocolatey-coconutty perfection
So, with no further adieu, I bring to you MY FIRST GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE!
Drum roll please.
Feast your eyes on this baby!
I was pretty proud of it! Did you see those little flower swirl things? Yup, I did those!
Doesn’t it need more sugar? It’s way too bare!
Definitely more like it. Now it’s complete and ready for consumption.
It was a perfect combination of bitter-sweet chocolate and sweet coconut frosting.
Happy Birthday Dad!
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