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  • Writer's pictureJace Shoemaker-Galloway

National German Chocolate Cake Day

When it comes to holidays, June 11 is all about food. Not only is it Corn on the Cob Day, it is also National German Chocolate Cake Day, too! This moist and delicious dessert has three layers o chocolate cake with a coconut and pecan filling in-between. Sweeeet!

German Chocolate Isn't German

Despite its name, German Chocolate Cake was not “invented” in Germany. It’s actually an American creation typically made with sweet baking chocolate, coconut and pecans. Sam German, an employee of Baker’s Chocolate Company, created a special type of sweet baking chocolate bar back in 1852. The company named the concoction after him, Baker's German’s Sweet Chocolate. Years later, in 1957, a woman from Texas sent a recipe using the German’s Sweet Chocolate to a Dallas newspaper and the rest, as they say, is history.

If you're in the mood for a chocolate sweet treat to eat, look no further! Why not try one or two of the German Chocolate Cake recipes listed below in honor of the annual event?


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