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Old 06-20-2005, 12:41 PM   #11
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Hi,


perhaps I can help you.

What especially you are searching for a German Cake recipe??

Will it be a Cake with chocolate bisquit and whipped chocalate cream??

Or are you on search for a dry cake with powder sugar frosting?

Or can it be an ice-cream-chocolate cake??

Are you interested, please send me a Shortmessage...

lg from Germany

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Wow, Tanja, I don't know about anyone else here, but , I would like all of the recipes. My sister adores German chocolate cake and this might be just the ticket to give her something else than the stuff we make.
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Old 06-20-2005, 12:49 PM   #12
 
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Foodfiend, love your avatar! Where did you find that?
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Old 06-20-2005, 02:24 PM   #13
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"GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE" isn't German


German chocolate cake is an American invention which is called that because it originally used a particular brand of baking chocolate: Baker's German's Chocolate. That type of chocolate was invented by an employee of the baker Chocolate Factory (which is right around the corner from my house) named Sam German. He was from Texas, I think.

It's called german chocolate cake because of old Sam german, not because it had anything to do with the country of Germany.

To make a traditional german chocolate cake you need to use a particular type of chocolate -- Baker's German's or an equivalent. That's what made it distictive. Otherwise it will be your basic chocolate cake.

Baker's German's comes in a green box with a picture of German Chocolate cake on it.
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Old 06-20-2005, 04:53 PM   #14
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Jennyema, I didn't even think of her thinking that, now that I reread her post, I see that she wrote a German......chocolate cake and not German chocolate...cake

and here I am thinking that she had different kinds of recipes for it. Well duh on me.
I would still like to have a recipe for german cake. Would be different.
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Old 06-21-2005, 05:36 AM   #15
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@ Texasgirl

You can get any recipe from me, but it will a little bit of time...
I must first translate the recipes ( that is a little bit difficult...)

Have a nice day.

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Old 06-21-2005, 09:52 AM   #16
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I seem to recall a site where you can translate from one language to another. Does anyone have that web address?
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Old 06-21-2005, 10:22 AM   #17
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If you go to Google you can select "language tools" and you can type in the text you want translated to another language. Select the new language and it translates for you.
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Old 06-21-2005, 10:39 AM   #18
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I think it's so funny when we Europeans THINK we know what you mean when you use expressions like 'German' chocolate cake or 'English' muffins!! I've got into some really weird conversations - me, thinking I know what the other person is talking about and them, thinking what an odd conversation!!!

American (and to a lesser extent, Canadian) foods are often assumed by Europeans to be 'British' or 'German' or 'Polish' or''Italian' (add in your own ethnic group here!) BUT the basic recipes have often been 'tweaked' by generations of Americans.

For instance, I have never heard of English muffins. We just have muffins.

I got into a long, involved discussion on a non-food related site with a nice American woman (who obviously knew little about food) - she was ADAMANT that pizza had been invented in New York by an Italian immigrant. As I said... 'whisper that softly in Naples'!
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Foodfiend, love your avatar! Where did you find that?

www.avatarity.com is where I got it, while checking out the Google page (I'm not real computer compatable, so I got my brother to show me a few things then I went exploring). All you got to do is, once in there, is to click on 'Various' and then click on 'Symbols' (it should be close to the top of that page). My avatar came from page 5 of the 'Symbol' avatars.
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Old 06-21-2005, 11:54 AM   #20
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www.babelfish.com is a translation program

But it's rather literal.
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