I cheated a little and used a box for the cake, but it was STILL excellent!!
Cake:Duncan Hines German Chocolate Cake box
1/3 C vegetable oil
Icing:1/2 stick of butter
1/2 C powdered sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp whiskey
Toppings:chopped pecans or walnuts
toasted coconut flakes
dark chocolate, melted
First, bake the little cakes in small glass containers. I happened to have some lying around, but I believe you can buy them at places like Michael's or other craft stores! My recipe made 15 individual cups, each cup holding between 1/4-1/3 C batter.
In the meantime, cream the butter and powdered sugar by beating them together - I first melted the butter for about 15-30 seconds, just enough to make it soft, not liquid. Then I put in the remaining ingredients and beat them together.
When the cakes are hot, remove them from the oven and spread about a teaspoon of frosting onto each cake (or until you run out!). Pour the melted chocolate in small streams across each jar, and finish by topping with nuts and coconut. Serve immediately or even the next day!
We ended up with a very happy birthday boy!! Everyone else was happy with the cakes too :) I love you Daddy! Happy birthday!!