I was asked to make a birthday cake for one of the assistants at the clinic. She requested a chocolate cake with coconut frosting. I have a recipe for “coconut frosting” which is a cream cheese frosting with cream of coconut added, and I use it quite often (but never on a chocoalte cake before). I got started late, and this was going to be a very late night baking…I opened the fridge, and (GASP) no creamcheese. So I had to improvise. I decided to bake the chocoate cake that is pictured on the cover of “Heavenly Cakes” (I don’t remember the name of the cake)...because you don’t have to dissolve the cocoa in boiling water and then wait for it to cool - and I had all the ingredients. I resized it for two 8” layers. then I made the filling for German’s Chocolate cake, but instead of the nuts, I doubled the coconut. The result: Chocolate cake with coconut frosting (sort of). It was late, I wasn’t going to the store, and I figured, Well, it will have to do. The color of the cake came out a bit red in the picture, it was actually a deep brown. I LOVED the cake…very chocolatey without being too sweet. The topping…well, it is by nature, quite sweet. The Birthday Girl Loved it.