Join my first Link-up party!! share your Eats & Treats

Welcome to my first Link up party!!

I can’t wait to see the Eats & Treats you share :)  Each week I’ll pick a few to highlight.

It can be anything foodish, cookish, kitchenish related

For more info on what a Linky party is and how to add how to link your recipe if you have a blog or flickr acct. click here.

                   TodayI’m sharing photo’s of my families all time favorite German Chocolate birthday cake recipe.

This is the cake that my mom still makes for us on our birthday every year, and has for the 

last 40 years. It is the made from scratch recipe located on the Baker’s  German’s Sweet 

Chocolate Bar. They changed it for awhile, but thankfully we still had the original.

They now have the original back.

It is so moist and delicious! My mouth is watering  just looking at the pictures. I took these

photo’s of my brother’s birthday cake that my mom just made for him.


1 pkg. (4 oz.) BAKER’S GERMAN’S Sweet Chocolate
 1/2 cup  water
 4 eggs, separated
 2 cups  flour
 1 tsp. baking soda
 1/4 tsp.  salt
 1 cup butter, softened
 2 cups  sugar
 1 tsp. vanilla
 1 cup  buttermilk

HEAT oven to 350°F.

COVER bottoms of 3 (9-inch) round pans 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; fold together gently until well blended. Pour into 3-  9 inch round prepared pans.

BAKE 25-30 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean (don’t over cook).

Immediately run small knife around cakes in pans. Cool cakes in pans 15 min.; remove from

pans to wire racks. Cover so they don’t dry out as they cool. Spread Coconut-Pecan Filling

and Frosting between cake layers and all over the outside. I usually make a recipe and a half

to completely cover the outside well.

Coconut frosting:

4 egg yolks
1 can  (12 oz.) evaporated milk
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
1-1/2 cups  sugar
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine
1 pkg.  (7 oz.) Coconut (about 2-2/3 cups)
1-1/2 cups  Chopped Pecans (Optional)
BEAT egg yolks, milk and vanilla in large saucepan with wire 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 pecans; mix well. Cool to room temperature and of desired
 spreading consistency.



In order to link up… click on a little blue rectangular button that says add your link here. It is located just below the rows of recipe photos and it’s kind of small.  After you click it will give you directions.

Don’t forget to link directly to the specific recipe post you are sharing so people can find it when they click on your photo. I didn’t understand how to do it correctly when I first started sharing at link parties. In case you don’t know how here is the scoop. Click on the blog post title that your recipe is located in and then go to the top of your computer screen and copy the url address…you know the one that starts with   http://   that address is the direct link.If you have any questions…just ask :) I’ll be happy to help with what little knowledge I have :)

eats and treats thursday

Oh, and Grab my new button code that is in the tiny box under my Eats and Treats button ( Thanks to Darcy at Graphically Designing!!)  Don’t forget to change your blog post to the HTML setting before you add the code and then save it or it won’t work….

share some comment love with others:)

Thank you soooo much!!

I’m linking my Cake to Tasty Tuesday and Freshly Featured They have great link parties…

you should go check them out :) I had their buttons showing, but I think things started getting confusing.

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  1. I love German Chocolate Cake! Can’t wait to see everyone’s recipes!

  2. This is my Dad’s favorite cake! Hoping I can link up next week to share something! Thanks!

  3. Thanks Lori..
    It might be a little slow until the word gets out….
    I really appreciate you remembering :) and for your mac recipe!!
    Looks yummy!

  4. Thanks Tasha… hope to see you next week :)
    This stays open until Sunday.

  5. My first linkup too, but your button isn’t showing up on my site. Hmm..

  6. Okay, I think I got it to work now. It’s on my post at

  7. Yum! German chocolate cake is one of my faves. I couldn’t get the button to show up, so I linked up with a text link. Thanks for hosting this party. Can’t wait to see what everyone brings.

  8. I linked up but I had a little trouble with the link button taking me to another blog and I also can’t get the button to work. :(

    That German chocolate cake looks delish!

  9. Hi Rene, what is a link up party? I missed something!

  10. Hi Sam,
    A Linky Party is a party where readers can share a link back to their blog for various reasons….. I’m doing a recipe food linky so people can share what’s cooking in their kitchen…soon maybe I’ll do a DIY linky where you can link up special projects you’ve done.
    The thumbnail photo style I’m using allows you to see a small picture of the recipe from the individuals post…you can click on it and it takes you to the blog owners site so you can see their complete post. It’s basically a blog tool that allows your readers to leave a list of links in your blog post. I hope I explained it ok…

  11. I tried the linky and it seems to be working fine now…. sorry for any issues.

  12. Thanks for stopping by to check out my bread post!

  13. Thank you for the e-mail. I got it to work this time. YAY! Thank you for the party. Your cake looks delicious…even though I can’t have chocolate. My Momma makes the exact same one! Beautiful! It is for sure a classic.

  14. Thanks Lisa, and I’m so glad it worked this time :) BTW…your macaroons look delish!

  15. Hi there… thanks for the invite! You have a cute blog… I’m looking forward to checking it out!
    All linked up and following along now… ~ osc

  16. One Shabby chick,
    Thanks for joining and friending! I think your blog is very cute!

  17. Thanks for your invitation to link up. Enjoy your weekend!

    e-Mom @ Susannah’s {Kitchen}

  18. The chocolate cake looks sinfully decadent!

  19. Just joined your party. You have the most darling of blog headers. I have been enjoying looking around.
    Elaine @ sunnysimplelife

  20. Elaine,
    Thank you so much for your sweet comment and for joining my party!
    I’m a new follower and I left you a comment :)

  21. Angie thank you for sharing the cookies and

    thank you Susannah for joining the party!!

  22. Thanks so much for the invite, Rene! Great party! Can’t wait to check out all the goodies ;)

  23. Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice Thursday. Hope to see you back this week {party opens Wed night @ 8pm CST}

    Best of luck with you new linky. I joined in!

  24. Thank you Nicolette, I’ll see if I can cook something up for Creative Juice Thursday.