A neighbor requested these cupcakes… they are one of her husband’s favorites and they were celebrating his birthday.
A little research lead me to 52 Cupcakes and this is what I found: “Did you know that to popular belief, this cake did not originate in Germany… the name actually comes from Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate, which was created in 1852 by Englishman Samuel German for the Baker’s Chocolate brand. The original recipe for “German’s Chocolate Cake” was sent by a Texas homemaker to a local newspaper in 1957. The cake became quite popular and General Foods, who owned the brand at the time, distributed the recipe to newspapers in the country. Sales of Baker’s Chocolate were said to have increased by a much as 73%.”
This is why when you research recipes for German Chocolate Cake/Cupcakes you will find that essentially they are all the same. You can also find the recipe inside the box of Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate.
German Chocolate Cupcakes from Krystina Castella’s Crazy About Cupcakes cookbook
I had the toughest time with these cupcakes. I’m not sure if it was the weather (we had a thunder-storm coming in) or if it was way the ingredients are put together.
My cupcakes sank! And they sank big time. I tried baking this recipe 3 more times, all resulting in the same outcome. I finally gave up.
cupcakelab rating: the ugly