Over the years, we've tempted our readers with dessert recipes we've collected from all over the globe. We took a look at the recipe pages that people have bookmarked, linked to, and searched for the most. What we found was surprising—cakes rule our readers' dessert cart (naturally), but a few unique cookies and sweets also floated to the top of the list. SAVEUR.com readers have a soft spot for regional sweets and a fondness for coconut. They prefer chocolate over fruit desserts, with chocolate–peanut butter combinations, well, taking the cake. Here are SAVEUR's 20 most popular sweets and cake recipes, in descending order.
20. German Chocolate Cake
This decadent triple-layer dessert takes its name from German's Sweet Chocolate, a product that's not German at all: the versatile baking chocolate was created by an American baker named Samuel German in 1852. The origins of the cake were detailed by Nick Malgieri in "American Beauty," an article in SAVEUR's December 2009 issue.