Upside Down German Chocolate Cake

Recipe by ThatJodiGirl
READY IN: 1hr 5mins


  • 1 12
    cups coconut
  • 1 12
    cups pecans (chopped)
  • 1
    (18 ounce) box German chocolate cake mix
  • 1 14
    cups water (or as called for by cake directions)
  • 13
    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)
  • 12
    cup butter, melted (or margarine)
  • 1
    lb confectioners' sugar (3 1/2 to 4 cups)


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 13 x 9 inch pan.
  • Spread coconut evenly on bottom of pan. Sprinkle with pecans.
  • Prepare cake mix according to directions on box. Pour over coconut and pecans.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cool completely in pan. To serve, cut into individual pieces; turn upside down onto plate.