ThisGerman chocolate cake is actually an American invention that was first seen in print in a Dallas news paper in 1957. The cake obtained its name from the chocolate used to make the cake which was "Baker's German's Sweet Chocolate". Sam German was the inventor of the sweet chocolate produced by the Baker's Chocolate Company.
The cake is made with two layers of chocolate cake with a coconut, pecan filling between the layers then topped with the same filling.
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