Sam German invented a dark baking chocolate to be used in cakes in 1852. This was a little different taste than the traditional chocolate cake. The company who marketed Sam's chocolate was called Baker's Chocolate Company.
Over a hundred years later, in 1957, a recipe for "German's Chocolate Cake" appeared in a Texas newspaper. It became quite popular. The most important ingredient was not from Germany, but named after the inventor Sam German. German's Chocolate Cake soon dropped the 's to become German Chocolate Cake. It's funny how for all these years people assumed incorrectly about its origin. It's a little detail. Probably not that important. After all, we love the cake no matter where it comes from. And the traditional caramel/coconut/pecan frosting just tops it off to be one of America's favorite cakes!
Sam German was credited as having invented German's chocolate, and we are really glad about that. But Sam German didn't create German's chocolate from nothing. Only God can do that. People can put things together in new ways. People can invent new ways of doing things. But only God starts with nothing and creates something brand new. Webster's Dictionary says that "create" means to bring something into existence. We are glad that God helped Sam German to invent this special chocolate, and we are happy to be a part of God's big creation and to be loved by Him.