By Sharon123 on February 23, 2010
"I went to B.B. King's club in New York City to see Johnny Winter play and enjoyed it so much! In honor of B.B. I am posting his German Chocolate Cake! Adapted from recipegoldmine. UPDATE: Due to a helpful review, I have added more chocolate to the ingredients."
Serving Size: 1 (2894 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"The topping gets 4 stars, sadly the cake only 2. The topping is gooey and very sweet, as you would expect from German choc cake. I toasted the pecans as suggested - yum! The butter/egg/ milk mixture cooked for at least 20 minutes to get thick enough to coat spoon, and was still pretty squishy after cooling. I used an ice bath for cooling down the mixture quickly. The cake baked out nice and moist, the problem is that it doesn't taste like much of anything - barely a hint of chocolate. I was concerned when I tasted the batter before adding in the egg whites that it didn't have much flavor so I added 3 TBLS of Extra Brut cocoa powder (I used Trader Joe's Dark chocolate to begin with.) I baked this in a 10x15 pyrex dish, which held the batter perfectly - I was going to a potluck and thought a sheet cake better then tall and round. It took 35 minutes to bake (had to guess at the temp - 350 - not posted at the time). I had more then enough topping to cover the top and sides. This is a fairly pricey cake to make $7-8, (it would have been more if the nuts and butter hadn't come from Costco), which made the lack of flavor all the more disappointing. Thanks for topping recipe Sharon, I will use it again. Made by one of the Unrulies Under the Influence for ZWT6"