German Chocolate Cake

 

Despite its name, the German Chocolate Cake does not have German origins. This title became associated with the sweet chocolate cake when Sam German, an American, formulated a dark chocolate baking bar for Baker’s Chocolate in 1852. 

In gratitude, Baker’s named this sweet treat after him. The first recipes using the product were called German’s Chocolate Cake, and eventually the apostrophe and the  “s” were omitted, leading many to believe that this tasty dessert had been transported to America by kind immigrants. 

The recipe was wildly popular right from the beginning and General Foods, which owned Baker's, sent out pictures of the confection to newspapers throughout the U.S. The clever tactic caused sales to go through the roof!        

Today, this tasty treat is most often served with a coconut/pecan frosting, both on top and between two round layers. 

It is extremely popular for birthdays and celebrations and can be found in bakeries everywhere. 

It's also a lot of fun to make. This recipe contains 10 ingredients and has a baking time of 35 minutes, while this one has 11 ingredients and takes between 30 to 40 minutes. 

Here are some mouth-watering photographs: Photo 1 and Photo 2.

There are apparently no blogs dedicated to the delicious confection, but there are several blogs with entries related to it.

 



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