There is a family tradition in August that I’m relatively sure my mom wishes would die. That is the tradition of the German Chocolate Cake. I’m not against baked goods or sweets of any kind, however this cake is basically my form of crack. It’s the highlight to the August birthday season. Yes, season. You see as, when I was little, German Chocolate was my Dad and Pops’s (my Dad’s dad) favorite cake. So we had one at the beginning of August for Pops and then late August for Dad. As the years went on, I developed a love for this tasty treat. So now my mom is “required’ to make two, one for me, one for my Dad. And very recently she’s been enlisted to start making one for my brother-in-law (his birthday a mere two days after mine). So again, she wishes this would die…I say this tradition will never die…it tastes too good! Now before we get to the recipe, a quick note. This is NOT healthy…not even a little bit. But again, so good!
What I love is the recipe is on my grandmother’s recipe card and you can obviously see that it has been well used – stained, creased, recipe with notes about doubling the ingredients. Just one of those things that means nothing but somehow still means everything.