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Mother’s Day is a great day to bake their favorite dessert! As long as the mothers do not need to do the baking or clean up the mess, they will love the dessert! On Mother’s Day, my sister, father, and I always bake her favorite cake, German Chocolate Cake. My mother absolutely loves German Chocolate Cake, so every year for Mother’s Day we bake the cake to show our love and appreciation for her. Even the little things like baking her favorite desserts, mothers will appreciate. Begin the tradition of providing the love and appreciation for Mother’s Day with their favorite dessert! Follow below for the recipe of the delicious, rich, and creamy German Chocolate Cake.

Ingredients: 

   – 3 cups of white sugar

–  2   3/4 cups of all-purpose flour

        –  1 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder

– 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa power

– 2   1/4 teaspoons of baking soda

– 2  1/4 teaspoons of baking powder

– 1 teaspoon of salt

– 1   1/2 cups of milk

   – 3/4 cup of vegetable oil

  – 3 eggs

  – 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

   – 1  1/2 cups of hot water

Frosting Ingredients: 

   – 1 cup of evaporated milk

    – 1 cup of brown sugar  

     – 3 egg yolks

– 1/2 cup of butter

– 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

– 1 cup of chopped pecans

  – 1   1/3 cups of flaked coconut

Directions: 

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the bottom and sides of a deep 14×17- inch baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper.

2) Sift sugar, flour, 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Transfer to a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment; whisk dry ingredients together on low.

3) Whisk milk, eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract together in a separate medium bowl. Add to the flour mixture and mix at low speed until well incorporated, about 5 minutes.

4) Gradually add hot water while the mixer is on low speed until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared baking sheet.

5) Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan for about 1 hour.

6) While the cake is cooling, mix together the ingredients for the frosting.

7) In a large saucepan, combine the evaporated milk, brown sugar, egg yolks, butter, and vanilla extract. Cook over low heat, constantly stirring until thick.

8) Remove from heat and stir in the pecans and coconut. Let it cool to room temperature before spreading on the cake. Then enjoy the delicious, creamy German Chocolate Cake!

Happy Mother’s Day!

                                                Nicole. 

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Mother’s day is a day about appreciation and love. It is a day to show our love in return for our mother’s with everything they do. My family tradition for celebrating Mother’s Day usually starts with making breakfast in bed for my mother. My sister and I always make her favorite breakfast, french toast with fruit, and coffee. Mothers always appreciate having breakfast in bed for change, especially when they do not need to make it. The recipe my sister and I use for the french toast is very delicious. If anyone wants to start a new tradition of making their mother breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day, follow the simple recipe below of French toast.

Ingredients: 

   – 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour

  – 1 cup of milk

                                                    – 1 pinch of salt      

                                               – 3 eggs

                                                 – 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

                                                   – 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

                                                     – 1 tablespoon of white sugar

   – 12 thick slices of bread

   – fresh, cut strawberries and blueberries

Instructions: 

1) Measure flour into a large mixing bowl. Slowly whisk in the milk. Then whisk in the salt, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and sugar until smooth.

2) Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium heat.

3) Soak bread slices in mixture until saturated. Cook bread on each side until golden brown. Serve hot!

4) Put the fresh strawberries and blueberries either on top or beside the french toast, then enjoy ! 

*Also, do not forget the coffee!*

Happy Mother’s Day

Nicole.