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