So Super Bowl Sunday lands on a birthday this year and the birthday boy requested German Chocolate Cake... which is a very heavy dessert following a meal of wings & bbq (which has already been promised to our guests). Both the GC cake, in some form, and the bbq have to stay.
So instead of doing the traditional multi-tier cake, which I fear will go 95% uneaten, I'm thinking one of the following two options:
1. Cupcakes. This way if people are two full it's much easier to take some to go. If this is the way to go, should I fill them with the traditional coconut-pecan filling and top them with whipped cream* OR make cupcakes and top them with the coconut-pecan filling?
Most versions I've seen this way don't look too visually appealing giving the textured nature of the filling, which is how I came up with the filling idea. Edit: I just found a gorgeous option that layers the cupcakes (pic below), but given the challenging consistency of the filling I feel like this could have Pinterest fail written all over it...
*there's a recipe for coconut whipped cream which = heavy cream + coconut cream + rum; or I could just do traditional
2. Bundt cake filled with cream cheese coconut-pecan filling. I would use the recipe below and adapt it to include the toasted pecans, etc. Less traditional for GC cake, more traditional in the sense of it being a birthday cake, & still easy to send home with people, take to work, etc. for leftovers.
Your input is much appreciated Chowers! Thanks!