German Chocolate Cake

This was my first ever “real” cake made from scratch. After checking several cookbooks and food blogs, I finally selected David Lebovitz’s recipe. I followed the recipe exactly except that I only made a half portion for a 6″ cake. I also made the mistake of not using up all the syrup so there were some dry spots. Overall, it came out really good! Marcel was impressed and a friend even asked if he can order one  🙂

There were three components in addition to the cake.

I found the frosting a little hard to spread. Maybe because the chocolate I used had a high cocoa content?

My first attempt at decorating a cake.

We ate the cake after dinner at Touché.

This was a very ambitious project considering my skills but I had to start somewhere. I am proud of what I have accomplished here 🙂


This entry was filed under: Baking, Cupcakes, Family, Foodie, PDX local


  1. Marcel
    Posted March 14, 2011 at 1:42 am | Permalink

    The best German Chocolate Cake I’ve ever had!

    • Charlotte
      Posted March 14, 2011 at 2:09 am | Permalink


  2. Marie
    Posted September 26, 2011 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    Makes me wanna bake!

    • Charlotte
      Posted September 26, 2011 at 9:38 am | Permalink

      Next time we should have a family bake off!