My daughter Sarah loves to bake, and she is quite good at it. Last week I asked her if she might make me a German chocolate cake for my birthday. I wasn't expecting anything fancy; how foolish of me. I received a masterpiece!
Sarah turned to a former pastry chef at Chez Panisse, David Lebovitz, who now (among other things) writes a blog called living the good life in Paris. He provided a recipe from a friend of his, Mary Jo Thoresen. You can find the recipe here, but be forewarned, you will gain weight just from reading it.
The cake turned out perfect:
Here is a slice - just before I ate it:
Thank you Sarah!