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    Upside Down German Chocolate Cake

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    1 hr 5 mins

    15 mins

    50 mins

    ThatJodiGirl's Note:

    This is an excellent cake, it is absolutely delicious, and tastes great.

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    • 1 1/2 cups coconut
    • 1 1/2 cups pecans (chopped)
    • 1 (18 ounce) box German chocolate cake mix
    • 1 1/4 cups water (or as called for by cake directions)
    • 1/3 cup oil (or as called for by cake directions)
    • 3 large eggs (or as called for by cake directions)
    • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese (softened)
    • 1/2 cup butter, melted (or margarine)
    • 1 lb confectioners' sugar (3 1/2 to 4 cups)


    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 13 x 9 inch pan.
    2. 2
      Spread coconut evenly on bottom of pan. Sprinkle with pecans.
    3. 3
      Prepare cake mix according to directions on box. Pour over coconut and pecans.
    4. 4
      Combine cream cheese and melted butter in a medium mixing bowl. Beat at low speed with electric mixer until creamy. Add sugar; beat until blended and smooth.
    5. 5
      Drop by spoonfuls evenly over cake batter. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted halfway to bottom of cake comes out clean.
    6. 6
      Cool completely in pan. To serve, cut into individual pieces; turn upside down onto plate.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 14, 2014


      Mom has loved German Chocolate Cake since getting the real deal while living in Germany. She's never had it upside down though so this was a perfect choice for her upcoming birthday. For some reason, the cream cheese mixture mostly disappeared into the cake so I decided to turn it onto a serving platter for presentation. I cooled the uncovered cake overnight, ran a knife around the edges, pushed a small spatula underneath the cake to loosen anything stuck (felt sticky) and turned it upside down onto a parchment-lined bamboo cutting board. It looked fantastic! Everyone gave this cake five stars. It was rich and very moist. What a winner.

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    • on July 10, 2010


      I heard of this from someone else and couldn't believe you could do it. I am so impressed. I took one to VBS at my church and now I have to copy the recipe for 78 workers at church. Must have been good, huh?

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    • on June 22, 2010


      Made this for Fathers Day. Loved by all. Huge success. Will make again.

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    Nutritional Facts for Upside Down German Chocolate Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (176 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 687.5
    Calories from Fat 380
    Total Fat 42.3 g
    Saturated Fat 18.4 g
    Cholesterol 94.0 mg
    Sodium 406.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 76.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
    Sugars 59.5 g
    Protein 6.7 g

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