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German chocolate cake

The The Bakers Dozen: German chocolate cake
By baker Jo on Tuesday, October 17, 2000 - 07:05 pm: Edit

hi :o) i'm making a german chocolate cake and it calls for german chocolate, i was wondering if anyone could tell me what exactly is german chocolate? what is it that makes it german?

By W.DeBord on Tuesday, October 17, 2000 - 08:17 pm: Edit

I don't use it often, but I believe it's a sweet chocolate like semi sweet (definately not bitter sweet) yet I think it must have more chocolate liquor then semi does because it's thinner when melted.

I'm certain the name German is it's title for (what-ever) business reasons, but it has nothing to do with the country.

By baker Jo on Tuesday, October 17, 2000 - 08:59 pm: Edit

do you know if it would be easy to get? say at a supermarket?

By Mikeh (Mikeh) on Tuesday, October 17, 2000 - 10:48 pm: Edit

I think I answered this question on this forum once before. It would be nice if there was a search function.

Anyhow, German chocolate was invented in 1852 by a guy named Sam German from the Baker's chocolate company. Originally it was called Baker's German's Sweet Chocolate -- but the apostrophe has been dropped in modern times and that makes its origin deceiving. You can find 'German Chocolate' sold by Baker's on your supermarket shelf, I think it is in the green box.

I'm reaching back into the foggy portions of my memory so this isn't reliable, but I think German chocolate has slightly more sugar and vanilla (or vanillin) than Baker's Semi-Sweet. Of course, since manufacturers vary widely in the composition and naming of their bars, this comparison is only good between Baker's brand chocolates.

By Cheftim (Cheftim) on Tuesday, October 17, 2000 - 11:14 pm: Edit

Hey Mikeh,
There is a search function on the board. It is in the Left Frame under Keyword Search.

By baker Jo on Wednesday, October 18, 2000 - 09:28 am: Edit

thanks, you guys were a lot of help :o)

By vbean on Friday, November 24, 2000 - 02:43 am: Edit

German chocolate cake is American, buy the Germans chocolate in the market.


By vbean on Friday, November 24, 2000 - 02:47 am: Edit

On the west coast, German chocolate is available in almost every market. It is a staple like sugar or flour.

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