I tried making this cake for my husband's b-day and it was a disaster. This was hands down the most frustrating baking experience I've had. I bake, but only do cakes a couple times a year. I should have known NOT to follow the instruction to let the cakes cool in the pans. The cake stuck in the pans so badly. I completely lost one layer. Two other layers had to be pieced together. A trick that worked was to put the pans on the stove to heat the bottom a little until I could slide the cake around in the pan, then I was able to flip the cakes out mostly whole. So, DO NOT LET THESE COOL COMPLETELY IN THE PAN!! Let them cool 10 minutes or so, then run a knife around the edges and try flipping them out of the pans. The cake tasted fine. It's really light and fluffy. I used bittersweet instead of German's chocolate, so it was a little less sweet, but I thought it was great with the rich German Chocolate frosting. I didn't use this recipe (I thought the pics looked weird), I used the "German Chocolate Cake Frosting" recipe instead (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/german-chocolate-cake-frosting/detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Thumb&e11=german%20chocolate%20frosting&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Recipe). I would recommend it for flavor, but the instructions aren't accurate and it takes forever to cook until it thickens. So, in the end I was able to save the cake, but I have never ever had so much trouble with a cake in my life. Geez!
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I tried making this cake for my husband's b-day and it was a disaster. This was hands down the...