I have been becoming a fan of Taste and Create event which is created and hosted by Nicole of For the Love of Food. This is a fun event where all bloggers can test and true a recipe taken from the paired mate randomly picked by the host. T & C last time I was paired with Hanne of Supper in Stereo and tried her Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream which was superb! The pumpkin ice cream was just new to my taste but it was a pleasant trial. I love it with sweet ginger cubes.
T & C this time I am paired with Nicole and I was browsing through her wonderful recipes. Like I said, I am big on desserts, so first time browsing, you bet, is the items under Desserts category. There I was flipping over one page to the others, trying to escalate myself into something new, something I haven't made or something I don't dare to try. This is the fun of the event, as you're browsing through a blog you don't read a lot or perhaps one of the bloggers you've just been acquaintance with, the choice of recipe is another fun task. I usually can discover recipes I've been dreaming to try out but have no excuse to do it. This event gives me a lot more opportunities to actually get kicking, and furthermore, get to know more bloggers.
I chose Nicole's German Chocolate Cake because I am interested in the mixture of coconut and pecans in the filling to taste with chocolate cake. I've never tried those two items in one before, so I gave a try. Nicole made two layers with thicker cakes while I use slightly smaller tins and come up with these triple layers. I have no trouble in making the cakes although with three layers, I have to weigh the batter as for resulting even division for each tin. This is similar layers with the chocolate cake I made for Waiter in December last year, with different recipe and different filling, of course.
For the sugar, I used 2 Tbs of Sugaryl only and as for the filling, I added a tsp of instant coffee. I just love it with a cup of black coffee. The top of the cake you can see from the photos are shaved coconut or coconut flakes I came across at a healthy store. As a chocolate lover, I don't forget to have a taste of grated chocolate as well. YUM!
Would you like to have a slice?