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SOS - need help with dessert for tonight (12/13)

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SOS - need help with dessert for tonight (12/13)

redthong | Dec 13, 2009 11:54 AM

At about 6 p.m. CST tonight, I need to leave my house with a dessert for a Christmas party. My plan had been to try to recreate an old family recipe for a sort of chocolate spice cake with fudge frosting. Because time was limited, I started with a German chocolate cake mix. In my rush to get the thing baked so that I could take a nap, I unfortunately left out all of the spices. That means in about 20 minutes I'm going to have two layers of plain German chocolate cake, which I consider the most boring of desserts. I'll be feeding some coconut haters, so I don't want to make a coconut-pecan frosting.. So does anyone have suggestions about what I can do to salvage this? I've got lots of whipping cream, various chocolates, and some walnuts around but absolutely no ideas or imagination (obviously I really need the nap!).

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