German Chocolate Surprise Cake

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 45 mins

A chocolate version of upside down cake.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F In an ungreased 9-inch cake pan, mix the topping ingredients. Spread evenly in the pan.
  2. In small, microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate and 1/4 cup water on High 1-1.5 minutes or until chocolate is melted. Stir to blend.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the sugar and 1/2 cup butter with electric mixer on medium until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in vanilla and eggs until well blended.
  5. On low speed, beat in 3/4 cup of the flour and the milk. Add remaining 1/2 cup flour; beat well.
  6. Stir in chocolate mixture until blended. Pour batter over the topping in the pan.
  7. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Run a knife around the edge of the cake to loosen. Place serving plate upside down over cake in pan. Turn the plate and pan over. Remove pan. Serve warm or cool.
Most Helpful

A definitely good surprise. Not your traditional german chocolate cake, but VERY tasty.

tlmstonewall June 21, 2011

This was a good, thick cake. I iced it instead of using the nuts, etc. and marbled it by adding the chocolate to only half a recipe. The sister that I made it for loved it :0) For ZWT6 N.

Random Rachel May 25, 2010

This was easy and quick to make. A very rich cake. Family loved. Made for ZWT6- German Forum Challenge: Chocolate Challenge!! The No-Nonsense Nibblers

MomLuvs6 May 23, 2010