12 Days of Holiday Sweets: German Chocolate Cake

Andre Baranowski

Cookies and candies are great holiday nibbles, but when you really need a showstopper for an office party or Christmas dinner, we've got the cake for you: the all-American German chocolate cake. In our November 2009 issue, our writer, Nick Malgieri, penned an ode to this three-layer masterpiece flavored with coconut, pecans, and evaporated milk, and once you read it—and bake the recipe—you'll be as convinced as we are that a towering slice of this cake is one of the most satisfying ways to top off your holiday dinner. And, of course, it's so big that you'll most likely have leftovers for breakfast, too. —The Editors