Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Happy Birthday To My Husband

Today is Shane's 32 birthday! Happy Birthday, Shane!

To celebrate, I made a nice dinner of steak, baked potatoes, asparagus, corn and birthday cake. It's not the prettiest cake I've ever made, but it tasted really good.

It's a family tradition to go out to lunch or dinner for birthdays. We usually don't feel like going on a weeknight, so Shane, Kat and I went out this past Saturday afternoon. He decided on a local place called Frankie and Johnny's Pub and Grill. They serve a pretty darn good (and big) tenderloin sandwich there. Just sayin', in case any local readers want to give it a try.


German Chocolate Cake is Shane's favorite, especially the coconut-pecan frosting. This cake is a slightly different version of a traditional German Chocolate Cake. It's good, with a moist texture more like a zucchini or carrot cake.

German Chocolate Bundt Cake

1 German Chocolate cake mix
2 tubs Coconut Pecan frosting (reserve 1 tub for frosting cooled cake)
1 cup water
1/3 cup oil
3 eggs

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour Bundt pan (can reserve just a bit of cake mix to "flour" the pan with if you like).

Combine cake mix, 1 tub of frosting, water, oil and eggs. Beat with mixer on medium speed until all ingredients are combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 20 minutes in the pan.

Remove cake from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack.

Spoon additional tub of frosting into a small pan and warm just until frosting can be easily spooned over the cake. Top with as much frosting as desired.

Serves 12.


Lisa B. said...

The cake looks yummy! Happy B-day to your hubby.

Tug said...

Happy Birthday Shane!!! omg I LOVE german chocolate cake...please eat a piece for me. ;-)

ajooja said...

I love German chocolate cake too. Mmmmmmmmmmm.

Lynn said...

Boy does this cake look delicious! Nothing better than German Chocolate Cake :)