Upside-Down German Chocolate Cake

Recipe by Recipe Junkie

This is from Taste of Home. It's a scratch cake, so it takes a little time, but it looks really delicious!

Top Review by Momsbaking

I grew up eating German Chocolate Upside Down cake. This is NOT IT. I can't even call this German Chocolate frosting. The instructions are incomplete, the brown sugar did not dissolve and it candied in the bottom of the pan. Now I have a hard mass, instead of frosting, below the cake. I'll have to remake the cake now, certainly using a better recipe. So frustrating.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In saucepan over low heat, cook and stir brown sugar and butter until sugar is dissolved and butter is melted.
  2. Spread into a greased 9" square baking pan.
  3. Sprinkle with pecans and coconut.
  4. Drizzle with evaporated milk.
  5. Set aside.
  6. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  7. Beat in the chocolate, eggs and vanilla.
  8. Combine the dry ingredients.
  9. Add to the buttermilk.
  10. Pour over topping in pan.
  11. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  12. Cool for 5 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate.
  13. Serve with whipped topping if desired.

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