German Chocolate Cake

I think the last time I was in Germany was for my brother’s wedding which happened to coincide with Schützenfest, and for those who don’t know about Schützenfest, it’s a festival put on by the village/town/city, and it involves lots of drinking, lots of music, and lots of old men with guns. What could possibly go wrong?

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I was staying with one of my aunts, and while watching some TV late at night (I believe it was The Tonight Show), she suddenly appears in the doorway after a rather long day at the festival.

Now to fully appreciate the hilarity of what she said to me, you have to know that she doesn’t speak English.

So she leans into the room and says, “Hanna, I’m a little bit tipsy – I go to bed.”

I’m pretty sure that was the first (and last) time I’d ever heard her speak English, so I guess the power of booze gives you the ability to talk in different languages.

Or at least it lowers your inhibitions enough that you try.  Similar things have happened to me but were never quite so charming as my 76 y/o aunt speaking English while totally shit faced.

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And then back in the US, one of my other aunts, who has a very strong German accent, would call, and whenever I answered the phone, she would say, “Hello.  Johanna (pronounced yo-haw-naw).  Do you know who this is?  This is your Tante Josepha (yo-say-fah).  Is your father home?”  And of course I knew who was calling within the first two words every single time!  This probably doesn’t translate well into written text, and perhaps I’m the only one amused by her unwavering greeting over the years.  I like to think that she was truly concerned that I would be scared by what could amount to a stark raving mad German woman calling to wish me harm and dismemberment if she didn’t properly warn me.

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Back on topic…

I don’t think I’ve had German Chocolate Cake in FOREVER!  It just never crosses my mind to get it, so I decided to make myself the cocktail version.  And I have to say that it’s basically candy.

Cheers and beers!


In an 8 oz glass filled with ice, pour 1 oz dark creme de cacao, 1 oz coconut rum, and 1 oz pecan liqueur.

Garnish with a maraschino cherry and serve with a straw.

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2 thoughts on “German Chocolate Cake

  1. I love German Chocolate Cake! You know, I just got a new immersion blender that I haven’t used yet and have been thinking of what to blend first, so I am so glad I came across your post. I like how you want to blend everything into a drink!

    That tipsy aunt story is funny. When I was in Korea and visiting relatives, I was tipsy one night. My cousins do not speak English and I am way more comfy with English than I am with Korean. I was speaking to them in Korean the entire time until I got tipsy…then my native tongue started coming out and they were like WTF? So being tipsy can have the reverse effect too with language lol.

    • Ha! Yes, I do like my food inspirations – it makes naming drinks a whole lot easier. 😛

      And totally – my brother is American but now lives in Germany, and he will start mixing his German with his English if he’s not careful. I will personally slip into a Southern drawl when properly drunk. lol.

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