Hi chocolate lovers! This is Zainab from Blahnik Baker bringing you a decadent chocolate cake today. To be precise, four layers of moist chocolate cake soaked in rum syrup and filled with sweet coconut custard filling and wrapped beautifully in a chocolate ganache frosting. Yup, it’s a German chocolate cake; a classic chocolate (and coconut) lover’s dream cake.
Despite the long instructions, this cake is very EASY to assemble and you will not regret making it for a loved one. The chocolate cake bakes two 9-inch layer cakes that you can slice horizontally for more layers or you can leave as is. The rum syrup adds a great flavor and is used to soak the cake layers…nicely infused into the cake. The filling here is a coconut custard, made with unsweetened coconut flakes, eggs and cream. Adding pecans gives a great crunch as well. Finally the icing is a rich chocolate ganache, that’s chilled until thickened. Just a wonderful, decadent cake!
I made this cake for my Uncle Wayne as a special birthday request and we all loved it. Since it was a birthday cake, I didn’t get pictures of the inside for you but you can imagine it is filled with the coconut-pecan-filling that you see on top of the cake.
I hope you enjoy this cake as much as we did. Happy Baking!