German Chocolate Sheet Cake
This version of an all-time favorite is quicker, easier (no need to separate eggs), and more chocolate-y than the original.
Did you know German Chocolate Cake has nothing to do with Germany? Sam German, an Englishman working for the Baker & Co. chocolate company in the U.S. back in 1852, formulated a new baking chocolate, milder and sweeter than the somewhat harsh, dark baking chocolate then available; this pre-dated the invention of milk chocolate in 1876. A Texas housewife submitted a recipe for coconut-pecan topped German Chocolate Cake to her local newspaper in 1957, and that's the first print record of this tasty confection.