After presenting Dad with a lemon-lemon bundt cake for four years in a row, I baked him his other favorite cake for his birthday last year, in the form of German-ish chocolate cupcakes. As another year elapsed, I debated over what to make in 2012. Lemon-lemon? German chocolate? Both? Neither?
Dad planned a backpacking trip up in the mountains for his birthday this year, so I had a little extra time to dither over his dessert. After scratching my head long enough to look like Einstein, the light bulb in my head finally flickered on. I would combine the two!
Now, how to do that?… The cake needed coconut, chocolate, and lemon components, three flavors very few bakers would mix together. But if I used one as the cake, the second as the frosting, and the third as the filling, it just might work.
After blowing out the candle and biting into my cupcake creation, Daddy proclaimed that my combo cake was the best cake he had ever eaten. I think I know what I’m baking for him next year!