Monday, October 27, 2014
German Chocolate Cake For My Husband's Birthday Dinner
My husband's favorite type of cake is German chocolate, so I made him a raw one for his birthday. I found the recipe here.
I didn't use the Irish moss paste, so it didn't come out light and fluffy, but my husband didn't mind. It was necessary to make a double batch of date paste in order to finish the recipe, and then we had a good amount of date paste left over, which was excellent in oat and nut mylks.
Instead of spring-form, I used a silicone cake pan, which worked just as well for easy un-molding. Possibly because I didn't use Irish moss, it was a dense cake. What I found worked was to make the layers by dividing the "cake batter" into three portions, then making each one into a ball, flattening it into a thick, level cake, using the pan as a guide. Once each layer has been made, it was gently placed in the pan and frosted. Because the cake batter was so dense, it wouldn't be possible to smash it into a layer shape without pressing too hard on the frosted layer below. The top layer rose above the lip of the pan, but it didn't matter, because it had been shaped before placing it on the cake.
It was a lot of work but everyone loved it. I would definitely do it again.
For his birthday dinner, he also chose this Raw Sesame Vegetable Stir Fry with Celeriac Garlic Rice. Or you can find it published here. I'm sorry we didn't take pictures. We ate it before we could get the camera out. Celeriac makes an unusual but extremely tasty "rice." This one will also be a dinnertime staple.
My birthday is coming up, and I'm asking for a raw Indian meal and this cake.
I'll let you know how it goes.