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German Chocolate Cake isn’t Really German!

by Sherry Stocking Kline
January 27th, 2010

Oh dear!   According to a Tweet by @FamilyTreeMag (they must be bent on spoiling my Wednesday with this news!)  and a link to KitchenProject.com, it seems that German Chocolate Cake isn’t even German.

According to KitchenProject.com the cake derived its name from the German’s Chocolate Bar, developed by Englishman, Sam German. According to the website German’s chocolate bar is similar to milk chocolate, but a little sweeter.

Well, Mmm, I can certainly attest to the little sweeter.  I was never much of a coconut fan, but on the German Chocolate Cake, even coconut tastes wonderful. (It’s always worth a second helping.)

Check out the KitchenProject.com website for the German Chocolate Cake’s history and here’s a link to their original German Chocolate Cake recipe.

And if you weren’t hungry for the cake before you read the recipe and see all the wonderful pictures, you will be then!   MmMmm.

Now, it’s off to the store for some German Chocolate…

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