Y’all know there are two reasons I cook. One is “It’s so easy even I’ll make it” or another reason is “it’s so delicious even I’ll make it”. Well this recipe falls in both catagories.
Here is an Easy German Chocolate Upside Down Cake recipe that even I will make! It’s simple and one of my favorite dessert recipes. A traditional German Chocolate Cake Recipe with many layers and the yummy icing between each layer is just more than I’m willing to attempt. However, this Upside Down German Chocolate Cake Recipe is just as delicious and so easy.
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What Are The Ingredients for German Chocolate Cake Recipe
This German Chocolate Cake Recipe recipe is so simple. All ingredients are easily found at your grocery store and I use chopped pecan to speed up the process.
- 1 box German Chocolate Cake Mix
- 1 Cup Chopped Pecans
- 1 Cup Shredded Coconut
- 1 – 8 oz. Cream Cheese
- 1 – Box Confectioner/Powdered Sugar
- 1 – Stick Butter
Recommended Baking Dish for Upside Down German Chocolate Cake?
The recipe is best made in a 9 x 13 rectangle baking dish.
I was planning to make the recipe ahead of the holidays and freezing it. Therefore, I used a disposable tin pan in the same size.
Step One – The Upside Down Part
As you may know, a regular German Chocolate Cake has coconut and pecan icing on the top. For this recipe, you place those items on the bottom of a greased baking dish.
A German Chocolate Cake MIX
Another thing that makes this recipe so easy is the cake mix. Instead of making the cake from scratch, you mix up a store brought German Chocolate Cake mix according to the directions on the box.
Then you pour it over the pecan and coconut mixture.
The Best Part of a German Chocolate Cake
The gooey yummy part is made using butter, cream cheese and powdered or confectioner’s sugar.
Begin by allowing the butter and cream cheese to melt in a sauce pan. Then stir in the powdered sugar slowly until you have a smooth consistency.
The Topping of the Upside Down German Chocolate Cake
Next, pour this yummy mixture over the top of the cake and bake for 25-30 minutes.
- 1 Box German Chocolate Cake Mix, Prepare as directed
- 1 cup Chopped Pecans
- 1 cup Coconut Flakes
- 1 8 oz. Cream Cheese
- 1 box Confectioners/Powdered Sugar
- 1 stick Butter , or Margarine
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Grease 9 x 13 Baking Dish
- Mix Chopped Pecans & Coconut together
- Spread evenly into bottom of baking dish
- Prepare Cake mix according to direction and beat until smooth
- Pour Cake mixture over top of pecan & coconut mixture
- Melt butter and cream cheese in sauce pan over low heat
- Once mixture stirs well, add powered sugar slowly, stirring continuously until mixture is smooth.
- Pour over top of cake mix.
- Bake for 25- 30 minutes
Cake freezes well.
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Serving Size1 grams
Amount Per Serving Calories 302Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 44mgSodium 153mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 2gSugar 17gProtein 3g
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The Easy German Chocolate Upside Down Cake Finished
I don’t have a photo of the cake on a plate, because I froze this one. It will be perfect for Christmas Day. Just cover with aluminum foil and freeze. Then remove from freezer approx. a day before you plan to serve.