My mom-in-law always made Mary a homemade German Chocolate Cake for her birthday up until a few years ago, so I thought this would be the perfect time to surprise her with a homemade and absolutely 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!
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.
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!
I use Hershey's Cocoa Special Dark in the cake, and Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate in the Dark Chocolate Ganache. To say that this is rich and chocolatey is really an understatement, but for a cake this moist and flavorful? We pulled out all the stops!
(And I'm already thinking about some homemade German Chocolate Cookies, German Chocolate Cupcakes or even a German Chocolate Cheesecake for your next visit!)