Finally, my birthday has arrived, the perfect excuse to prepare the cake I love so much, the German Chocolate Cake.
Contrary to popular belief, it is not of Germanic origin but American. The recipe is 61 years old and was created by a Texas housewife named George Clay.
The recipe initially used German chocolate, a milk chocolate bar developed by Sam German. In 1957, a local newspaper printed the recipe for German chocolate cake.
Upon noticing the fact, the Bakers Brand chocolate brand forwarded the recipe to other newspapers, and the success of the cake was such that its sales increased by 73%.
I wonder if they paid a commission to Mrs. Clay, who today would be a famous influencer on social networks.