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Thanks everyone for all your sweet Birthday’s wishes! They made my day! Really they did. :)

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I had a wonderful birthday! I woke up to breakfast, roses and snuggles from my babies. I also got some alone time to go shopping and get a pedicure. Later that night, I went out to dinner with my family. I was spoiled and it was pure bliss! :)

Oh and check out the cutest birthday present EVER! Isn’t she to die for? I could eat her right up.

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Thanks again for all the birthday wishes!

The winner of the Tookies Cakes is:

Sarah @ The Bird’s Papaya said…

“I love your uncomplicated projects that we ALL can do because of your awesome tutorials, and I love how you let us into your life a little (like with sweet pics of your baby!) :). I also love your blog name. It makes me smile every time!”

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Now since we’ve had all this talk about cake I thought I better share a cake recipe. Here’s one of my faves:

German Chocolate Cake

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I made this cake for my mom’s birthday about a month ago. Can I just say I LOVE love love the coconut frosting! I could eat it by the spoonful! Literally. Funny story: So after I got done frosting the cake there was extra frosting.  SO of course I put the pan on the counter to SAVE it for later. My sweet husband was trying to help out with the dishes and ALMOST ruined the leftover frosting. I might have done a mad dash to the kitchen to save the frosting. Luckily I did and me and my mom enjoyed every last bite! I know I’m crazy. lol

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So anyways… I sort of cheated on the cake. I bought the German Chocolate box cake and threw in a package of pudding to make it a little more moist.  However there is no cheating on the frosting.  That is definitely the best part!

German Chocolate Cake!

Ingredients

  • Coconut Pecan Frosting:
  • From The Lion House Cookbook
  • Ingredients:
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut (make sure it’s fresh)
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped

Instructions

  1. Combine egg yolks, sugar, milk, butter, and vanilla in a large saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened, about 12 minutes ( Make sure to stir consistently for at least 10 min). Add coconut and pecans. Beat until thick enough to spread.
http://www.iheartnaptime.net/german-chocolate-cake/

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I made a 2-layer cake and had enough to frost the center and tops.

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I added chocolate frosting to the sides, a few pecans to the top and that’s it! It was a pretty simple cake… considering I cheated (A.K.A. had 2 babies to play with). Maybe next time I’ll try Bobby Flays.

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I had some extra mix… so I threw a few cupcakes in as well. Much more kid friendly!

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YUMMY! If you haven’t had German Chocolate Cake yet, you are missing out. Find an excuse and make it this weekend!

P.s.  Have you entered the lightscoop  giveaway yet? Obviously you can tell I didn’t have it for these pictures.

Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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11 Responses to “German Chocolate Cake!”

  1. Life In The Thrifty Lane

    Oh boy, if only I can reach for a slice of that cake… :P Looks so yummy! Have to try it, thanks for sharing.

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  2. Naturally Me Creations

    That icing sounds delicious! It probably won't be the same using desiccated coconut, will it?

    One doesn't even need to make a cake with this, just eat it all on it's own…i'd do that, hehe! But those cupcakes looks so cute and yummy!

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  3. Denissa

    Looks yummy! Glad that you had a great day..love the pic of your adorable family! :)

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  4. Katie

    Visiting from WFMW! Your icing looks amazing!! German chocolate cake is for sure a favorite of mine. I will HAVE to try it out soon.

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  5. Amber

    Oh my gosh that looks soooo good. I'm gonna need to make that this weekend for fun! Mmmmm

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  6. Becky

    This is so perfect! My friend's birthday is this weekend and her favorite cake is German Chocolate! Thanks so much for sharing. You know what I'll be making this weekend :)

    Have a great day!

    <3Becky
    justbeckause.blogspot.com

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  7. Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya

    hey girl! I'm the winner, emailed you a couple days ago…wasn't sure if it went to spam!! just so you know :) thanks!!! ahhh!!

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  8. Allison {A Glimpse Inside}

    That looks super good! So glad you had a great birthday! Thanks for linking up! :)

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  9. Megan

    german chocolate cake is my absolute favorite! I don't get it very often because my family hates coconut. :(

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  10. AllieMakes!

    That cake looks delishious!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie last week! I can't wait to see what you have for this week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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