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    Friday Trivia: German’s Chocolate Cake 🎂

    German chocolate cake is a lot of things, but it's not German.



    It's named for Samuel German, who created Baker's German's Chocolate for the Baker Chocolate Company in 1852.



    When a Dallas newspaper published a recipe for "German's Chocolate Cake" in 1957, readers flipped for the cake with the coconut pecan frosting.



    The recipe circulated nationwide, and the apostrophe-s was dropped from the name. (Incidentally, Baker's Chocolate might be used by people who bake, but it's named for company founder Walter Baker.)





    ......sorry for the drool marks.........

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    Don't care where its from, just pass me a big slice!
    TRUTH is seldom appreciated, unless you happen to agree with it. When you don't agree, you just call it rude.

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      #3
      Re: Friday Trivia: German’s Chocolate Cake 🎂

      I want a slice too, it should be OK for breakfast as it contains eggs and milk with chocolate and coconut instead of salt and pepper.

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        #4
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        Oh my yum! Anything with coconut and I'm in love.

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          #5
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          My absolute favorite cake! Yum!
          Gaye :icon_wave:

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            #6
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            that is the only way i can eat coconut. in the frosting of a German chocolate cake!!

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              #7
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              One of my favorites! my mom used to make the coconut icing from scratch-I always got in trouble for sampling it before she got it on the cake
              “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, is and remains immortal.”

              ― Albert Pine

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                #8
                Re: Friday Trivia: German’s Chocolate Cake 🎂

                One of my favorites, just not good for the waistline.

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                  #9
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                  Thanks! My husband (a dedicated foodie) really enjoyed the trivia.
                  Courtesy is not optional.

                  http://theeclecticabuela.blogspot.com

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                    #10
                    Re: Friday Trivia: German’s Chocolate Cake 🎂

                    My GS, age 14, made me one for my birthday. His mother told him they didn't have th e ingredients for the frosting. He improvised (watches those jr chef programs) and put dried cranberries instead of nuts. It was really delicious

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                      #11
                      Re: Friday Trivia: German’s Chocolate Cake 🎂

                      Thanks for posting this today. I actually printed the recipe, as it's the original recipe for this delicious cake. My DIL makes this from scratch for every birthday occasion and it's incredible.
                      A day patched with quilting Seldom unravels Sharon

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                        #12
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                        I would have to say my favorite cake too! And....I always wondered...how did a cake from Germany end up with coconut - a tropical fruit?

                        Now I know - the rest of the story....

                        eta- I looked for the Baker's coconut in the can for another recipe a few years back and found out it is no longer made - at least not by Baker's. :-(
                        Last edited by dwil23; June 17th, 2019, 08:01 PM.
                        Donna

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