Tuesday, April 22, 2014

German Chocolate Mini Cakes

(The recipe for this cake is inside the Baker’s German Chocolate bars. I add my own touch to this recipe by baking the cake on flat cookie sheets and using a cookie cutter to cut the cake once it cools so that I can make 2 layer mini cakes.)

1 pkg.  (4 oz.) BAKER'S GERMAN'S Sweet Chocolate

1/2 cup  water

4  eggs, separated

cups  flour

1 tsp.  baking soda

1/4 tsp.  salt

cup  butter, softened

cups  sugar

1 tsp.  vanilla

cup  buttermilk



HEAT oven to 350°F.


COVER bottoms of 2 cookies sheets with waxed paper; spray sides with cooking spray. Microwave chocolate and water in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 to 2 min. or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring after 1 min. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.


BEAT egg whites in small bowl with mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form; set aside. Mix flour, baking soda and salt. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating well after each. Blend in melted chocolate and vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating until well blended after each addition.

ADD egg whites; stir gently until well blended. Pour into prepared pans.

BAKE 30 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Immediately run small spatula around cakes in pans. Cool cakes in pans 15 min.; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Spread Coconut-Pecan Filling and Frosting between cake layers and onto top of cake.


Coconut-Pecan Filling and Frosting

4  egg yolks

can  (12 oz.) evaporated milk

1-1/2 tsp.  vanilla

1-1/2 cups  sugar

3/4 cup  butter or margarine

1 pkg.  (7 oz.) BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut (2-2/3 cups)

1-1/2 cups  chopped PLANTERS Pecans


BEAT egg yolks, milk and vanilla in large saucepan with whisk until well blended. Add sugar and butter; cook on medium heat 12 min. or until thickened and golden brown, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

ADD coconut and nuts; mix well. Cool to desired spreading consistency.


Smoked Brisket Deviled Eggs

6 Hard boiled eggs

¼ cup miracle whip

tbls spicy Dijon mustard

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp liquid smoke

1 tsp of seasoning all

Slices of smoked brisket to top eggs

Fresh chives to garnish

Slice eggs in half, remove the yolk and place it in a separate bowl. Add miracle whip, mustard, seasonings and liquid smoke to the egg yolks and beat with a hand mixer until it’s smooth. Place the yolk filling in a piping bag then add it to the halved egg whites. Top the mixture with the brisket, chives and an extra dusting of paprika.