German Chocolate Cake is decidedly the result of good-old American ingenuity. Deep, dark chocolate cake is layered with a rich filling of toasty coconut and pecans, then glazed with a slick, bittersweet chocolate icing. It’s based on a recipe using Bakers™ Chocolate, a company which was founded by Samuel German in 1852, hence the name. The first version of German’s Chocolate Cake—of which the apostrophe is part of the original name, was created in the mid 1950′s.
This recipe unites two of our favorites—banana bread & cookies—into one delicious treat! Prepare the batter for our Best Ever Banana Bread recipe, using I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® to make your cookies moist & delicious! Then stir in an extra ¼C flour and 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips if desired. Drop heaping tablespoons 2-inches apart on greased baking sheets and bake in an oven preheated to 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.