German chocolate cake , originally German's chocolate cake , is a layered chocolate cake filled and topped with a coconut - pecan frosting. Originating in the United States , it owes its name to an English-American chocolate maker named Samuel German, who developed a formulation of dark baking chocolate that came to be used in the cake recipe. Sweet baking chocolate is traditionally used for the cake's flavor, but few recipes call for it today. Maraschino cherries are occasionally added as a garnish. Its roots can be traced back to when American baker Samuel German developed a type of dark baking chocolate for the Baker's Chocolate Company. The brand name of the product, Baker's German's Sweet Chocolate , was named in his honor.
This is just like a "Butterfinger Cake" I've been making for years! Everyone that tries it loves it! I've never thought about using Heath Bars instead, but I definitely will try it now! We love to hear your comments and hear when you have used a recipe.
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By: Author Julia. A quick, 7-ingredient Flourless Keto Chocolate Cake recipe that is sinfully rich and fancy yet so easy to make. Share this sultry cake with your loved ones to fully celebrate the glory of chocolate.