Today is the perfect excuse to have your (German Chocolate) Cake and eat it too! Baskin-Robbins is bringing back fan-favorite flavor, German Chocolate Cake for the fall season - just in time for Eat An Extra Dessert Day! We’ve got the story behind this mouthwatering flavor crafted from a traditional American dessert with an origin name you may be surprised by.
A scoop of our delicious German Chocolate Cake ice cream starts with smooth Swiss style chocolate ice cream, loaded with fudge brownie pieces, coconut, and walnut pieces, all tied together with a sweet caramel swirl.
Baskin-Robbins German Chocolate Cake ice cream is what you might call a deconstructed flavor. The ice cream breaks down the elements of the traditional German Chocolate Cake dessert into the core flavor profiles and reimagines them into our creamy ice cream. The dessert that was the catalyst for this smooth, unique flavor is a chocolate cake with layers of coconut-pecan frosting. You can taste all of these sweet elements in one bite of our German Chocolate Cake ice cream – sure to leave you believing you just had a slice of decadent cake.
A common misconception is that German Chocolate Cake comes from Germany. In fact, the name comes from American baker, Samuel German, who developed a type of dark baking chocolate in 1852. The baking chocolate was then named Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate in honor of German. Later, in 1957, a recipe for “German’s Chocolate Cake” appeared as the “Recipe of the Day” on the Dallas Morning News. The recipe, which is still popular to this day, sparked Baskin-Robbins to add the ice cream flavor to the menu for the first time in 1965.
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