National German Chocolate Cake Day

June 11

When is National German Chocolate Cake Day?

National German Chocolate Cake Day happens on Tuesday June 11, 2024.

Celebrate National German Chocolate Cake Day with a Fun Twist

Attention food lovers! Get ready to mark your calendars, because National German Chocolate Cake Day is June 11th. This annual food holiday is the perfect excuse to indulge in a slice (or two) of this delicious dessert. But did you know that despite its name, the German chocolate cake recipe does not actually originate from Germany? That’s right – there’s a surprising twist to this classic dessert that you won’t want to miss.

So where did German chocolate cake originally come from? The recipe can actually be traced back to a man named Sam German in the 1800s. German was an American baker who created a type of sweet baking chocolate that eventually became widely popular in recipes like cakes and brownies. In the 1950s, a recipe for German chocolate cake was published in a Dallas newspaper and quickly became a hit across the country. The cake was named after German’s chocolate, but it had absolutely nothing to do with Germany.

Despite its lack of German origins, the cake has become a beloved classic in American cuisine. It typically consists of three layers of chocolate cake that are filled with a sweet, gooey, coconut pecan filling and topped with a decadent chocolate frosting. The combination of flavors and textures is truly irresistible, and it’s no wonder that German chocolate cake has maintained its popularity for so many years.

So there you have it – the surprising history behind German chocolate cake, and some fun ways to celebrate National German Chocolate Cake Day. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the classic recipe or you’re looking to experiment with new flavors and variations, this annual food holiday is the perfect opportunity to indulge in one of the most beloved desserts of all time. So go ahead, treat yourself to a slice (or two) of German chocolate cake on June 11th – you won’t regret it!

When does National German Chocolate Cake Day happen next year?

National German Chocolate Cake Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Wednesday June 11, 2025
  • Thursday June 11, 2026
  • Friday June 11, 2027
  • Sunday June 11, 2028
  • Monday June 11, 2029


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