Monday, June 11, 2012

Today is National German Chocolate Cake Day...

...which begs the question:  What is your favorite cake?

Source: via Cindy on Pinterest

Did you know German Chocolate Cake isn't German at all?

Yes, today is National German Chocolate Cake Day.  And according to this website:

 A recipe for "German's Chocolate Cake" first appeared in a Dallas, Texas newspaper in 1957.That it was sent in by a Dallas homemaker is all we know..... 
According to Patricia Riso, a spokeswomen for Kraft foods, It used a brand of chocolate bar called "German's" which had been developed in 1852, by an English Confectioner named Sam German, who was employed by Baker's Chocolate Company.The cake had an immediate and enthusiastic response, and requests about where to find the German's chocolate bar were so numerous that General Foods (who owned Baker's Chocolate) decided to send pictures of the cake to newspapers all around the country.Everywhere the recipe had the same response and the sales for German's Chocolate exploded so they could make this cake!
German Chocolate Cake doesn't happen to be my favorite cake.  That honor would go to the Brownie Chocolate Cake my mom makes, and which I make a lot as well.  It resembles a Texas Sheet Cake.  I also love red velvet cake.

Is German Chocolate Cake your favorite?  If not, what is? Let me know in my comments section.

And if you'd like to try your hand and making German Chocolate Cake, here's the original recipe.

1 comment:

Haley McAdams said...

Looks really good! I always love to try different kinds of chocolate cakes and this one never disappoints me.

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