Wednesday, March 31, 2010

German Brownie Torte

Whoa... March is over! 2010 really is flying by! I can't believe how fast the months are passing. Before I know it, it will be 2011!

I have mentioned before that Nathan's favorite cake is German Chocolate with Coconut Pecan Frosting. Every year for his birthday he requests the same cake. I like making him things that remind him of his favorite cake so that he gets that same taste but his birthday cake remains special.

This brownie torte fits the bill. An added bonus comes from the fact that it is ridiculously easy. It starts with a boxed brownie mix, but you could use your favorite homemade brownie, too. The brownie batter is topped with coconut and pecans before baking.

Once baked and cooled, the brownie is cut in thirds and layered with homemade whipped cream. After a little refrigeration to firm up, you are left with a delicious, chocolately dessert. YUM!

German Brownie Torte

1 1/2 cups coconut
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 TBSP butter, melted
1 box (21 oz) chewy brownie mix
2 cups heavy cream
1/3 cup powdered sugar

Heat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.

Mix coconut, pecans, brown sugar, and butter; set aside.

Prepare brownie mix according to package directions for cake-like brownies. Pour batter into pan and top with coconut mixture. Bake 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Cool and cut into thirds. Beat cream and sugar until stiff peaks form. Layer brownie with cream. Frost sides.

Refrigerate for 2 hours.


Alisa-Foodista said...

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Kat said...

OMG! This looks incredible! I love all the coconut recipes your giving me. This looks super simple too!

Kathleen said...

This looks and sounds fabulous!

Grumpy & HoneyB said...

Yum yum gimme some! :)

Love this cake...anything chocolate with whipped cream is tops! Add the coconut, makes it even better!

Bob said...

Brownie...torte? Really? That's such an awesome idea! It looks wicked good.

The Mortensens said...

This torte looks SOOO good. German chocolate cake is my husbands favorite too. Maybe I'll make this torte for him this year.

teresa said...

this looks fabulous! i love how easy it is!

Tracey said...

This sounds amazing! I love the combination of flavors and I have a feeling this would be a very dangerous dessert to have around my house :)

Ingrid said...

I think I'd prefer this to an actual german chocolate cake!

Happy birthday to your hubs!

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