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It’s official. I am the designated birthday cake baker for my family. It’s now expected that I bring a made-from-scratch cake incorporating the honored guests favorite flavors.  Talk about spoiled!

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A fly on the wall would observe something like this:

Me: Oh, your birthday is in a couple weeks. You excited?

Family member: I know, can you believe it? Where has this year gone?

Me: Any special plans for the big day?

Family Member: Not sure yet, I’m just trying to think of what flavor birthday cake I want you to make!

Me: Oh…um…okay.

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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!

I used Barbara Bakes recipe for German Chocolate Cake and then added my own little twist, creamy chocolate frosting from www.allrecipes.com, to tie it all together.

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!

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I was pretty proud of it!  Did you see those little flower swirl things?  Yup, I did those!

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