Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me

Audrey Hepburn

Do you love chocolate? What about chocolate cake? Do you believe that there is nothing in the world that isn’t made better when in cake form? Then leave it to the Germans to get it right by creating a lush, creamy cake that melts in your mouth. A combination of rich chocolate cake mixed with fruit and a frosting that makes your sweet tooth weep just from looking at it is the masterpiece that is the German Chocolate Cake. While there are many ways to enjoy chocolate, the German Chocolate Cake is a masterpiece of baking and has been since the Germans invented it. German Chocolate Cake Day is your excuse to familiarize yourself with this dish.

History of German Chocolate Cake Day

Contrary to what you might think, German Chocolate Cake is not a cake invented by Germans. Instead, it is the brainchild of a man known as Samuel German. Samuel was a devotee of Dark Chocolate, being a fan of its rich and complex flavors, and this cake is the culmination of that love and dedication to this bittersweet treat. The Sweet Baking Chocolate traditionally used in its creation was made by Baker’s Chocolate Company and was specifically mentioned by Mrs. George Clay when the cake was published in a Dallas Newspaper in 1957. Baker’s Chocolate then took the recipe and distributed it with their chocolate.

It’s common that people mistake the name as a country of origin, but while it doesn’t hail from Germany, it’s still one of the most delicious cakes available. The combination of black cherries and coconut blend with the frosting to create a delicious array of tastes and textures that will leave your tongue singing. It was, however, partially inspired by the German Black Forest Cake, which is why it has a layer of cherries inside.

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How to celebrate German Chocolate Cake Day

The best way to celebrate German Chocolate Cake Day is by consuming German Chocolate Cake! If you have friends and family who are fans of chocolate, cherries, and coconut, it’s time to introduce them to this incredible creation. For years people have been enjoying this creation while being wrong about its place of origin, so you can also help raise awareness that German Chocolate Cake was invented by Samuel German!

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