German Chocolate Cake - tried and true recipes?

A friend has requested a Greman chocolate cake for his birthday and somehow none of my eleventy billion cookbooks seem to have one. I don't want to just pick one out of a hat - anyone have a favorite they have made, trust, and recommend?

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MaryMaryCulinary March 21, 2011
I have all the ingredients for this one, but haven't got around to making it yet. i find Leite's recipes pretty reliable, though. Please share with us which one you made!
http://leitesculinaria.com/2974/recipes-german-chocolate-cake.html
 
hardlikearmour March 20, 2011
might I suggest a crawfish cake?
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aargersi March 20, 2011
OK now I am going to go look at the other cakes too - thanks a ton! Hmm ... we are having a small crowd for a crawfish boil - 2 cakes maybe?
 
hardlikearmour March 20, 2011
Okay, I know I'm late to the party, but the German Chocolate Cake that Bobby Flay made for throw down is the bomb-diggity. http://www.bobbyflay.com/recipe.php?id=196
 
Burnt O. March 20, 2011
I've made that inside out recipe from epicurious twice now - it is the BOMB. So amazing!
 
enbe March 20, 2011
I made the one from the Baked: New Frontiers in Baking book last weekend and it was delicious. Seems like you found one but I'd be happy to type up the recipe if you're interested (or you can probably find it online).
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aargersi March 20, 2011
Oh man that inside out one looks over the top - I think that's what I will do - thanks to both of you!!!!
 
monkeymom March 20, 2011
This inside-out german chocolate cake is AMAZING. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Inside-Out-German-Chocolate-Cake-103202
 
boulangere March 20, 2011
Try this one, but bake it as a cake rather than cupcakes. Alternatively, make cupcakes for your friend! http://www.food52.com/recipes/2930_german_chocolate_layer_cake_cupcakes
 
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