Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Baker's Chocolate Cake Cookies
The Baker Chocolate Company was established in the late 18th century in Massachusetts. Until the 1840s, it was known for unsweetened cakes of chocolate used to make hot cocoa. But by the 20th century Baker's was best known for its sweetened and unsweetened baking chocolate.
As for German Chocolate Cake, it was actually named for German's Sweet Chocolate, invented in the early 1850s by Samuel German of the Baker Chocolate Company. Just over a century later, in 1957, a lady sent her recipe for German's Chocolate cake to a Dallas newspaper. It proved to be quite popular, and when it was reprinted, several of the other newspapers left out the apostrophe and a delicious misnomer was created.
Here's the recipe - they seems pretty adamant about us using Calumet Baking Powder, but I'm sure you can substitute whatever brand you happen to have. And you don't have to wait until summer to bake them, either.