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Happy 50th Birthday Dad! June 3, 2012

Filed under: Baking/Cooking,Editorial — heycollegesreadthis @ 5:14 pm
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“Hey Dad, can you help me with Chem?”

“Well…you see, I was never that great with Chem but I did take a class in college that I had to calculate time travel Physics equations with.”

Happy (day late) birthday to the man that not only allowed me to sign up for Honor’s Chem, but also reassured me that there’s more difficult parts of physical sciences than the Orbital Configuration, Stoichiometry, and various laws I’ll eventually have to face as a Biology major. I promise I love him more than the combined amu’s of the Periodic Table it’s just my mind is currently spazzing over my Chem final on Tuesday.

German Chocolate Cake

(recipe from http://foododelmundo.com)

4 oz German Chocolate (Sweet Baking Chocolate)

1/2 Cup Milk

2 1/2 Cups cake flour (or 2 1/4 all purpose flour)

1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda

1/4 tsp salt

2 sticks (1 cup) Butter – room temp

1 3/4 Cup sugar

4 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 Cup Sour Cream

Preheat oven to 350° F

Microwave chocolate and milk in microwave safe bowl for 1:30 on high

Stir until chocolate is melted, set aside

Sift flour, baking soda and salt together in a different bowl, set aside

Cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until fluffy

Add eggs one at a time, beating between each addition

Add 1/2 the flour mixture to the egg mixture, beat until well combined

Add vanilla extract and chocolate mixture, beat until smooth

Add the rest of the flour mixture and beat

Add sour cream, beat

Scrape the bottom the bowl to incorporate all the ingredients then beat some more

Divide batter between 3 cake pans

Bake 25-30 mins until a skewer stuck in the center comes out with only a few crumbs but no sticky batter

Run a knife around the inside of the pan, wait 10 mins before you flip cakes out onto cooling racks.

Coconut Pecan Frosting

14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk

1/2 Cup water

3 egg yolks

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 Cup Pecans chopped

2 Cups Sweetened Coconut Flakes

pinch salt

Stir condensed milk, water, and egg yolks together in a saucepan

Add butter and cook on medium heat stirring occasionally until butter is melted and the mixture bubbles

Turn stove down to low and cook another 5 mins stirring constantly

Add remaining ingredients until evenly combined

Let cool but put on cake when still warm

Traditionally the frosting does not run down the sides, if you want it to then double the recipe

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