NATIONAL GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY
National German Chocolate Cake Day is celebrated by chocolate lovers annually on June 11.
Although the name may sound like the cake originated in Germany, it did not. The cake’s roots can be traced back to 1852 when American Sam German made a type of dark baking chocolate for the American Baker’s Chocolate Company. Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate’s brand was named in honor of Sam German.
Over 100 years later in 1957, a recipe for “German’s Chocolate Cake” appeared as the “Recipe of the Day” in the Dallas Morning Star. This recipe, created by Mrs. George Clay, used the Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate and it became quite popular. During this time, General Foods owned the Baker’s brand and distributed Mrs. Clay’s recipe to other newspapers around the country. The current name of German Chocolate Cake as we know it today came to be as publications started dropping the (‘s).
Celebrate by enjoying a piece of German Chocolate Cake with friends. Include photos on social media using #GermanChocolateCakeDay.
NATIONAL GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY HISTORY
We were unable to find the creator of National German Chocolate Cake Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.