Its roots can be traced back to 1852 when American baker Samuel German developed a type of dark baking chocolate for the Baker’s Chocolate Company. The brand name of the product, Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate, was named in honor of him.
On June 3, 1957, a recipe for “German’s Chocolate Cake” appeared as the “Recipe of the Day” in The Dallas Morning News. It was created by Mrs. George Clay, a homemaker from 3831 Academy Drive, Dallas, Texas. This recipe used the baking chocolate introduced 105 years prior and became quite popular. General Foods, which owned the Baker’s brand at the time, took notice and distributed the cake recipe to other newspapers in the country. Sales of Baker’s Chocolate are said to have increased by as much as 73% and the cake would become a national staple. The possessive form (German’s) was dropped in subsequent publications, forming the “German Chocolate Cake” identity and giving the false impression of a German origin. –Wikipedia
This is the only German Chocolate Cake recipe you’ll ever need, I dare say it’s perfect in every way! The cake is deliciously rich and chocolatey and it’s covered with that irresistible sweet and sticky, coconut pecan topping we all crave.Cooking Classy
This Classic German Chocolate Cake Combines Rich Chocolate Cake Layers With a Sweet Coconut-Pecan Filling and a Dreamy Chocolate Buttercream.
This show-stopping German chocolate cake has a gooey coconut and toasted pecan filling, a dark and super-moist chocolate cake, and deliciously creamy chocolate buttercream on top! Get ready to indulge in the best chocolate cake on the planet.Sally’s Baking Addiction
German Chocolate Cookies feature a homemade ultra soft, chewy, and gooey double chocolate cookie loaded with a flavorful coconut pecan topping. Amazing!Handle the Heat
If you are looking for a super easy fudge recipe that usually comes out perfect every time– nice and smooth, sets up perfectly and melts in your mouth… this German Chocolate Fudge recipe for you!Recipe Girl
When you crave german chocolate cake, but don’t have time to make one, this easy german chocolate brownies come to the rescue. You’ll be devouring this fudgy goodness in less than an hour!Sweet and Savory by Shinee
German Chocolate Syrup is the must-have topping for what else? German Chocolate Pancakes, of course!My Recipes
This German Chocolate Cake recipe is a classic! The moist chocolate cake paired with coconut pecan filling and chocolate frosting is so delicious together!Life, Love and Sugar
How will you celebrate NATIONAL GERMAN CHOCOLATE DAY? Today is the day.
Take a little time today to celebrate with your family and friends and make lasting memories!