Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sweet Sixteen!

Today is our middle daughter's birthday! We love our Jenna! It was a normal school day for her but all five us went to dinner together. It seems like a rare occasion lately that all 5 of us are at the same place at the same time.

One of Jenna's favorite birthday cakes is the 3 layer cake on the box of Baker's German Chocolate. I decided to opt for an easier version this year - still moist and yummo! We love coconut at our house - I couldn't keep my girls out of the frosting! Thank you to my good friend Barb for this new favorite recipe!

Easy German Chocolate Cake Recipe

1 small box instant chocolate pudding
1 white cake mix
2 cups milk
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 eggs

Whisk pudding and cake mix removing all lumps. Add milk, oil and eggs mixing until well blended. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 according to directions on box or until toothpick comes out clean.


1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup sugar
1 stick butter
3 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans ( I used twice this)

In medium saucepan, add butter, milk, sugar and slightly beaten egg yolks. Slowly bring to a boil. Boil one minute as frosting thickens. Add vanilla and remove from heat. Add coconut and pecans. Allow to cool and frost.

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Julie said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! The cake looks delicious.

Jihane @ Sinful Sundays said...

Aww! Happy Sweet sixteen to her! I like the simplicity of your cake--anything that is that easy and looks that delicious is something that I will definitely make!