One of my favorite desserts is German chocolate cake. It doesn't get much traction at home (Karen doesn't like coconut), but I am big fan. The combination of coconut and pecans with the chocolate just works very well together:
Last year I wrote about the version that Sarah made me for my birthday. Yum!
But now, I have been surprised to learn that the cake is not from Germany at all. (Well, maybe it's not that surprising - there are a lot of coconuts there). It turns out the cake was made with a sweet baking chocolate from the Baker's Chocolate Company, a chocolate developed by Sam German in England in the mid-1800's.
Baker's German's chocolate is still widely available:
The original recipe, from the 1950's, can be found on the Kraft Foods website.
Just one of those interesting facts you never knew.