Monday, September 21, 2009

Birthday cake!

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!


  1. Wow!!!! Bobby Flay did a throwdown on German Chocoloate Cake and this one looks like it would beat him by a mile. Looks great...and Happy Birthday!

  2. Boy, if I were Sarah's grandmother who loves to cook and bake and cooked and baked with Sarah lots of times - would I bust my buttons!!!! What am I saying? I am Sarah's grandmother - great job, Sarah!!!!!!!!!!

    Love from your Nana

  3. wow! That cake looks like art! Amazing!


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