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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. 


Bringing in the new year should begin with a new tradition! Instead of having the usual dessert, make a different one that can begin the new year ! This unique, but simple dessert is called the Champagne Cupcake. This is a new recipe to me, but one that I plan to use this new year’s! Below is the recipe to follow if one plans to make these Champagne Cupcakes ! 
Ingredients: 
– cooking spray
– 1 package of white cake mix
– 1  1/4 cups of Champagne or other sparkling white wine at room temperature
– 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
– 3 eggs
– 1/2 cup of butter, softened
– 4 cups of Confectioners’ sugar
– 1/4 cups of Champagne or other sparkling white wine at room temperature
– 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Instructions: 
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. Spray 24 muffin cups with cooking spray.
    3. Mix cake mix and 1  1/4 cup of Champagne in a large mixing bowl; stir in vegetable oil and eggs. Beat batter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes.
    4. Pour batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling them 3/4 full.
     5. Bake cupcakes in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
     6. Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before removing them to finish cooling, about 30 more minutes.
      7. Mix butter, 1 cup of Confectioners’ sugar , 1/4 cup of Champagne, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Stir in the remaining Confectioners’ sugar, 1 cup at a time, until the frosting is smooth and creamy. Spread on cool cupcakes.
Enjoy the Champagne Cupcakes !
                                           Happy New Year !!
                                         Nicole.