VEGAN GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE W/ SALTED CARAMEL PECAN RIBBON
Do you know what today is?
It’s National German Chocolate Cake Day! And Rose Day at Colonial Park in Franklin, NJ.
(Bet you didn’t guess either of those, did you?)
If you can’t make it out to see the roses, don’t fret— you can still celebrate by baking yourself this twist on a classic German Chocolate Cake.
Running through this lightly sweetened vegan chocolate cake is a ribbon of homemade salted pecan caramel. Sandwiched between the three layers is a gloriously sticky coconut milk frosting along with more caramel, pecans and toasted coconut.
And if that isn’t enough flavor for you, throw in some chocolate chips between the layers and top the cake shards of pecan brittle.
I repeat, glorious.
A word to the wise, don’t line your circle pans with wax paper. It works for carrot cake but not so much for this cake— unless you enjoy scraping wax paper with a variety of sharp implements. Use very well greased parchment paper instead.
Onto the million dollar question…
Did German Chocolate Cake originate in Germany?
COOKIE BARS WITH DRIED CHERRIES + SALTED CARAMEL + CHOCOLATE BARK
Happy Star Wars Day everyone! Have you seen the new Star Wars movie yet? Okay, technically it was released back in December but it’s comparatively new.
I liked Episode VII— it was a fun movie albeit somewhat safe. With a predictable storyline and a fair number of plot holes, it wasn’t anything revolutionary. However it stayed true to the original series so it still gets a thumbs up from me.
In honor of Star Wars Day, I made these “Chewy”bacca Bars. Get it? Chewie and chewy.
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CREAMY COCONUT RICE WITH DRIED FRUIT
I love this coconut brown rice. Actually I love just about any coconut rice but the addition of dried apricots and raisins gives this one an extra hint of sweetness and some nice texture.
I first made this dish back in 2014 while throwing a picnic to celebrate the end of the school year.
Regular people serve food along the lines of fried chicken, potato salad and sandwiches at a picnic.
Apparently I am not a regular person. Read more