By Emily Smith CNN - Any way you slice it, June 11 is National German Chocolate Cake Day!
True or false: Did German chocolate cake originate in Germany? If you said false, you're correct! This decadent cake is actually named after Sam German, who developed a baking chocolate in 1852 for Baker's Chocolate Company and they named the chocolate "German's Sweet Chocolate" in his honor.
According to baking lore, a chocolate cake recipe using German's Sweet Chocolate was published in the Dallas Morning News in 1957 after being submitted by a Mrs. George Clay. Sales of German's Sweet Chocolate rose dramatically after the company published said recipe across the nation, and the apostrophe was eventually dropped.
The cake is traditionally layered between a caramel-coconut-pecan filling, and is most often frosted. Regardless of its confusing namesake, it's clearly old-fashioned deliciousness.
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