I’m going to a potluck tomorrow and have decided to take along a German chocolate cake. I’m not sure this was a good idea because I’m not very familiar with German chocolate cake and don’t have a great tried and true recipe, but the crowd tomorrow, a group of cooks I met years ago on eGullet, are the types who would appreciate a good, authentic German chocolate cake. That is, one made with German’s Sweet Chocolate which comes in a green box and from what I’ve read, is the chocolate this cake was built on.
I chose this recipe which is almost identical to the one on the German Sweet Chocolate Box.
I am at the halfway point and the cake seems okay. Like most German chocolate cakes, it’s not extremely chocolaty and it’s fairly sweet. I will let you know how it turns out. All I know now is that it’s going to be tall! I used three 8-inch pans.