This weekend was essentially our last weekend of the summer as a family. So I didn't do any organizing or any crafting. Instead this weekend was full of food, family, friends, fun and cake. Yes cake. The first cake to mention is a chocolate mint cake. My husband and I went on a double date with my brother and his wife to a very yummy restaurant, and this restaurant has the most amazing chocolate mint cake. They also had delicious key lime pie, and petite-fores. And yes I sampled them all.
The other cake to mention is one I made. We had some friends over for dinner last night and we had a German Chocolate Bundt Cake to finish the evening off.
You need a German Chocolate cake mix and you mix it with the following items:
1/2c chocolate chips, melted
1 small pkg instant chocolate pudding
3/4c sour cream
1/2 c water.
Now fill your prepared bundt pan with half the batter. Before adding the other half of your batter toss in 6 chopped up mounds candy bars and a cup of chopped toasted pecans. Then add the rest of your batter. The result will end up with this super yummy filling.
The best part of this recipe is the homemade coconut pecan frosting. I could eat this frosting with a spoon, luckily I practiced self control and frosted the cake instead.
Over med heat cook 1/2c evaporated milk, 1/2 c brown sugar, 3 egg yolks, 1/4 c melted butter and 1/2 tsp vanilla. ( I am a vanilla snob and only use real vanilla instead of imitation. Yes it is a bit more expensive but I think it makes a HUGE difference. I am also a butter snob and never use margarine.) Heat this till it thickens 8-10 min. Then stir in 3/4 c coconut flakes and 3/4 c toasted pecan halves chopped. Let this frosting sit in the fridge for 1 hr before frosting your cake.
Now go enjoy! I know I am.