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My husband recently challenged me to make him a Trim Healthy (MAN) German Chocolate Cake with Icing for his upcoming birthday (Ok not till April). I accepted his challenge… reluctantly though. I had a couple ideas flashing around my head but I knew it needed 1. to taste amazing 2. be moist 3. the icing had to be spot on. German Chocolate Cake is my husband’s favorite. And I have never ever seen one that is “ok” to eat but you are staying away from sugar and “white flour”. I think I might have nailed this one!
Ok, now that I got that out of the way… let’s begin.
Melt your unsweetened chocolate with the greek yogurt & almond milk (I used 0% Greek Yogurt & Unsweetened Vanilla Almond milk to keep the cake part a little lighter because of the almond flour and I wanted to use the more “fattening stuff” for the icing) in a sauce pan. The greek yogurt was to replace the butter milk… but it does not take away from the taste… in fact it adds that buttermilk tang! 🙂
**If you would rather do this quickly you can simply place the almond milk and chocolate in a glass bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Take out and stir. Microwave 30 seconds at a time longer if you need to. Mix the greek yogurt into the melted chocolate mixture!
Spray two 9″ round cake pans, then put a round piece of waxed paper at the bottom & spray again. I use the Organic Coconut Oil cooking spray from Trader Joe’s. LOVE THAT STUFF!!
**If you would rather not do two separate baking pans just do a 9X13 pan but spray well. You won’t have to line it if you plan on keeping it in the glass pan to serve. If you do want to serve it out of the pan then definitely line it.
Get your dry ingredients together. I used the Almond Meal instead of almond flour because I get it cheaper than anywhere at Trader Joe’s and it really doesn’t make that huge of a difference to me.
Whisk up your egg yolks. Very Slowly pour your heated cream mixture (about 1/2 a cup) into the egg yolks while you whisk. Pour the cream/egg mixture back into your pan with the rest of the melted butter/cream. Whisk continually. Make sure your heat is turned down. When it thickens up, remove from the heat (this took me around 5 minutes to get it thickened up). Add your vanilla.
Add the icing ingredients to the nuts/coconut and mix well. THIS IS SOOOOOOO GOOD!!!
SLICE IT UP!!!!!!! This is an S dessert! I would use the icing alone to make all sorts of yummy desserts. That icing is totally a keeper. And the cake would be good as a chocolate cake. If you are interested in learning more about my Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle and what it’s about please visit: www.trimhealthymama.com
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