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Old 07-03-2014, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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I like to cook, and I'm reasonably good at it. But I hate to bake. Too exacting when you have to carefully measure everything, time everything, put it on just the right shelf in the oven, etc. etc. etc.

And I'm not overly fond of deserts anyway. Much rather have a slab of meat or vegies.

Nevertheless, I've been assigned to bring a desert to a German dinner. Making this worse is that German food is pretty much one of my least favorite cuisines.

Maybe somebody can save me a lot of pain and steer me in an easy direction, please? (I'd buy the darn thing, but that would be verboten by the rest of the group).

 
Old 07-03-2014, 01:07 PM
 
Location: North Oakland
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Probably the easiest would be a coffee cake with streusel topping. A little harder would be Black Forest cake, but it's more of an after-dinner dessert than coffee cake.

Streusel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Black Forest cake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Too bad you don't live near me. I could make it for you.
 
Old 07-03-2014, 01:09 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Well, it may not really be German but it sure is good.

http://www.kitchenproject.com/german...Cake/index.htm

Apple Strudel...

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/g...el-recipe.html

http://www.food.com/recipe/apple-strudel-7594
 
Old 07-03-2014, 01:22 PM
 
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german chocolate cake? buy a cake mix. Easy.
 
Old 07-03-2014, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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BTW, I don't even OWN a cake pan or a pie tin. That's how much I hate baking.

I do own cookie sheets, used mostly for roasting vegies.
 
Old 07-03-2014, 01:25 PM
 
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BTW, I don't even OWN a cake pan or a pie tin. That's how much I hate baking.

I do own cookie sheets, used mostly for roasting vegies.
how about german chocolate cupcakes from a mix. You can purchase cupcake papers that don't need to be inderted in a muffin pan if you don't own a muffin pan.
 
Old 07-03-2014, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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how about german chocolate cupcakes from a mix. You can purchase cupcake papers that don't need to be inderted in a muffin pan if you don't own a muffin pan.
AH! I have several muffin pans because I do make Yorkshire Pudding when I make Prime Rib.

Great idea! Thank you. Off to the grocery store for cupcake papers and some kind of mix. Maybe two, since this is for 12 people!
 
Old 07-03-2014, 01:30 PM
 
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How "authentic" do you have to be? Is this a group of foodies, or just some friends getting together with a theme?

Could you make a chocolate cake (box mix) or brownies and top which whip cream or cool whip and cherry pie filling for a loose interpretation of Black Forest Cake?
 
Old 07-03-2014, 01:31 PM
 
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German Apple Cake Recipe - Versunkener Apfelkuechen - German Recipes

This is close enough to a old standby of mine. Half, core, peel, score apples or pears. Sprinkle some sliced almonds and a bit of sugar over the top before baking. I use a spring pan. Let it cool a bit in the pan before panicking!!! Use yellow cake mix if you want to:>)

What do you have in form of equipment - cookie/cake pans, mixer, ...
 
Old 07-03-2014, 01:31 PM
 
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Don't do German Chocolate cake ... there's nothing German about coconut.
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