My.Oh.My...someone special is having a birthday and she LOVES German Chocolate Cake! My little ones always get to pick out their favorite birthday meal and birthday dessert, and this one is always a favorite! A special girl just deserves a special cake, don't you think?
This homemade treat is absolutely the World's Best German Chocolate Cake with Coconut Pecan Filling and Dark Chocolate Ganache. And when I tell you that this tastes even more wonderful than it looks, you're going to want some too!
I've made a lot of German Chocolate Cakes through the years, but this recipe has been perfected to give us exactly what we want...a rich, dark chocolatey fudgy cake that is full of texture and flavor! The buttermilk really adds a richness and moistness to this cake that can't be beat.
So many standard recipes for this cake have you whipping egg whites, but in my humble opinion, that technique doesn't add to either the texture, flavor or appearance of this beautiful cake. And I actually prefer this cake without any Rum Syrup slathered on the top of each cake layer - it is so perfectly moist on its own that it really doesn't need anything extra to be special.
The Coconut & Pecan Filling is perfect as well - not gummy, not too sweet, just studded with fresh toasted pecans and sweet coconut. It's so good that even my non-coconut lovers LOVE this cake!
And the Dark Chocolate Ganache just takes this cake to the next level. You can either frost the sides of the cake and pipe a decorative border around the top of the cake, or if you have a gang of folks just hanging around waiting for you to finish this up so that they can eat it already, it is perfectly wonderful drizzled over the top and down the sides of this beauty!
Some birthday candles, a lot of birthday song singing, and we're good to go! Happy Birthday Melissa!