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Pampered Chef: German Sweet Chocolate Cake

  1. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

    Okay, so I just made a homemade German Chocolate Cake for DH b-day... It's the second time that I've made this recipe, it tastes really, really good... but the presentation leaves a little to be desired. The first time I made it I didn't have the PC Cake Pans so I used the Torte pans instead and it overflowed and made a huge mess and of course the stacking didn't go so well, but never-the-less it was wonderful. This time, I have 2 sets of the PC cake pans so I made the 3 layers like the recipe calls for, but every layer kind of colapsed in the middle... so the first one I put on my cake plate I left it upside down, put the frosting on then inverted the second layer, it looks ridiculous because either way it has a dip in the middle. I gave up after 2 layers and just frosted it with 2 layers (3 layers would be huge! I can't imagine adding another and having it stay there, even if they didn't dip). So, how can I make my cakes without the dipping in the middle? And are the layers supposed to be so tall for a 3 layer cake? And is the first layer down supposed to be top down or bottom down? It's not a big deal that it looks bad this time, it's just family, but I would really like to perfect this, as it's my DH and DS's favorite cake... Thanks in advance for any help!
    Jul 31, 2009
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