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What are some really great recipes for German chocolate cake?

German chocolate cake is a chocolate layer cake with a coconut-pecan icing on top. This recipe uses sweetened and condensed milk and egg yolks as the base of the frosting, creating a delightfully sticky sweet contrast to the rich chocolate cakes.

Despite its name, this cake does not originate in Germany. It gets its name from the creator of the chocolate that was originally used in the cake, Samuel German, who worked for Baker’s Chocolate Company. Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate is a sweeter kind of dark chocolate that he developed.

A century after the creation of the chocolate two things happened — General Mills purchased Baker’s Chocolate Company and a Texas homemaker, Ms. George Clay, had her recipe for German’s Chocolate Cake published in the Dallas Morning Star. General Mills took note and disseminated the recipe under the name German Chocolate Cake across the United States.

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