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Happy 80th Birthday Uncle Bob!!!

13 May

While home for my sisters graduation, we also celebrated my Great Uncles 80th Birthday.  I wanted to make the cake as masculine as I could, since most of the cakes I’ve made so far were pretty girlie.  To me nothing is more masculine and delicious than a German Chocolate Cake!!! Plus I heard that was one of his favs :).

Since we had a hectic schedule that weekend with my sisters graduation and all, the only thing I made from scratch for this cake was Coconut Frosting:

1 1/2 cups evaporated milk

5 egg yolks, slightly beaten

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup butter

2 1/2 cups flaked coconut

2 cups toasted pecans

Combine the evaporated milk, slightly beaten egg yolks, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and butter in a large saucepan or heavy pot over low heat. When the butter melts raise the heat to medium, stirring constantly. The mixture will thicken after 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add the coconut and pecans and cool before frosting the cakes.

The cake and chocolate frosting were both from Pilsbury.  The cake turned out beautiful and delicious and was a big hit!! It was so good even, that everyone thought we ordered it!!! 😎

Happy Birthday!!!