The 11th of June is German Chocolate Cake Day.
Today is the day to celebrate this delicious cake that remains wildly popular even after all these years in Texas, and may even have originated there.
The “German” part of its name came about because recipes originally called for a brand of chocolate called “German chocolate” to be used. But even though real Germans wouldn’t recognize this cake, we are pretty sure they’d love it!
See also: German chocolate cake
Activities for today
- make one!;
- if you are pressed for time, buy one;
- have friends over for coffee or tea to share the cake with you;
- take one into work for your work mates to enjoy;
- look for bakeries or cafés that might have promotions on so that you can enjoy a slice on the run with a quick coffee.
The earliest print mention of a German Chocolate Cake Day in June that CooksInfo is aware of dates from 2004:
“Today is… National German Chocolate Cake Day” — Appleton, Wisconsin: The Post-Crescent. Friday, 11 June 2004. Page F1, col. 1.
It also appeared in several other regional papers across the U.S. on the same day.
Lehner, Dave. Geezer’s Blog – National German Chocolate Cake Day. KCJB 910 Radio. 11 June 2018. Accessed May 2021 at https://kcjb910.iheart.com/content/2018-06-11-jun-11-geezers-blog-national-german-chocolate-cake-day/