Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

C Every year for the past several years, I have made the same chocolate cake with chocolate frosting for my sister's birthday.  Although my sister is a chocolate fiend, this chocolate-on-chocolate combo is mild enough that non-chocovores will enjoy it as well.  The cake is a traditional German chocolate cake; however, this icing is just a classic chocolate frosting instead of the expected German chocolate frosting that's a caramelized coconut-pecan blend.

This cake was just one small part of our Friendsgiving Birthday Party celebration.  We paired it with Champagne, of course.   It wasn't the only dessert--there was also a bourbon pecan pie.  (And plenty of real food, too!)

I used the Baker's German Chocolate Cake recipe for the cake layers, and Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Frosting Recipe.