The Story Behind Baskin-Robbins German Chocolate Cake Ice Cream

The Story Behind Baskin-Robbins German Chocolate Cake Ice Cream

You finished raking the leaves AND your favorite football team won? That's a reason to celebrate. The temperatures are dropping and now is the perfect time to have your German Chocolate Cake and eat it too! Baskin-Robbins® is bringing back the fan-favorite flavor, German Chocolate Cake, for a limited time this fall. A scoop of our delicious German Chocolate Cake Ice Cream starts with smooth Swiss-style chocolate ice cream layered with fudge brownies, walnut pieces, coconut flakes and caramel swirls. Keep reading for the story behind this decadent flavor crafted from a traditional American dessert with an origin name you may be surprised by.

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Our German Chocolate Cake is what we like to 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 these sweet elements in just one bite of our German Chocolate Cake Ice Cream.

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.

Order German Chocolate Cake for Delivery

German Chocolate Cake is also available for delivery via DoorDashUber Eats and Grubhub. To order your favorite scoops, simply download your preferred delivery partner’s app or head to their website, type in your delivery address, and select the Baskin-Robbins shop closest to you.

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