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.
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 🙂
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….
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Thank you soooo much!!
you should go check them out 🙂 I had their buttons showing, but I think things started getting confusing.