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German Chocolate Upside Down Cake

Regular upside down cake recipes are awesome on their own, but when you add German chocolate to the mix you get a simply irresistible cake creation. This recipe for German Chocolate Upside Down Cake is so easy, yet so delicious at the same time. Best of all, this is one of those recipes using cake mix that tastes as though it was made from scratch. Surprise your guests with this chocolaty delight that's partially made from a box of cake mix.

Cooking Time45 min


  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 package German chocolate cake mix
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup margarine, softened


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9 x 13-inch pan.
  2. Pour coconut and pecans in the bottom of the pan.
  3. Mix cake mix according to directions on box. Pour over nuts and coconut.
  4. Mix cream cheese, margarine and powdered sugar and drop by spoonfuls on top of cake.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes or until done.



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Chocolate cake never disappoints but this german chocolate recipe incorporated coconut flavor and took it to another dimension. I always felt that chocolate cake needed some chopped nuts, cant wait to try this recipe out and give another shot to cake mixes. Hopefully it will be fast and easy as always.

This is a pretty good cake recipe. We always serve it by flipping the piece of cake over so the nuts coconut are facing up when served. If like to make a puddle of caramel sauce on the plate before dishing up a serving of the cake. I also give the cream cheese a bit of a swirl into the batter before baking - looks a bit nicer is all. My young and active (i.e. not worried about calories yet) nieces like this with the caramel puddle and a scoop of vanilla ice cream - delicious but very rich.

I have had this cake before, and you do not turn it out of the pan when done, just serve it in the pan. It is soooooooooo delicious!!! Can't wait to make it again. I had lost the recipe, and was really glad tofine it again

Do you turn upside down when cooled?

we didn't turn it over, just served from the pan. I thnk the upside down part is because the nuts and coconut would be on top normally, she is just saying it's upside down.

what makes it upside down .. do you turn it out of the pan when done?


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