What is German chocolate?
This type of chocolate is similar to a semisweet chocolate, but has a higher sugar content in it and is very often used in bakery (especially for German’s chocolate cake).
History of German chocolate cake
German chocolate cake is originally developed for the American Baker’s Chocolate Company(now subsidiary of Kraft Foods) and named after Samuel German, the man who created German’s Sweet Chocolate in 1892 for the Baker’s Chocolate brand in the United States.
In 1957, the original recipe for “German’s Chocolate Cake” was printed in a local paper in Dallas, Texas. Then American Baker’s Chocolate Company started baking these cakes their sales are said to have increased by as much as 73% in a very short time period and the cake became a national staple.
Do you know how to make German chocolate cake? These days there are many German chocolate cake recipes and the use a variety of high-quality chocolate or cocoa for the cake batter.
German chocolate cake is a layered cake topped with a pecan and coconut frosting. The rich frosting makes this chocolate cake so unique. The topping is made by slowly caramelizing egg yolks and evaporated milk over medium-high heat and then stirring flaked, sweetened coconut and chopped pecans into it. Mixture is spread between the cake’s layers and on top. Also, maraschino cherries are placed on the top of a cake.
More about German chocolate cake
In the past 50 years, German chocolate cake has maintained its popularity. Commercial and locally make this cake it on a regular basis, and offer a cupcake form and even ice-cream as well. It is possible to buy mixes for the cake with the famous topping ingredients.