U: UPSIDE DOWN German Chocolate Cake

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German Chocolate Cake was a favoutite cake for birthdays when I was growing up. Ahhhh, that home made frosting is by FAR 1000% better than what you buy in a can today. But, alas, it seems that making this cake is time intensive and so I don’t make it.

I like my cake with cream, but it would be just as yummy with ice cream or whipped cream.

I like my cake with cream, but it would be just as yummy with ice cream or whipped cream.

BUT. I came across this UPSIDE DOWN German Chocolate Cake which uses a box mix and I had to try it. I made it for a late Father’s Day celebration for my brother-in-law.

The pecans and coconut go on the bottom  underneath the cake batter. The “frosting” is made of melted butter, softened cream cheese, and powdered sugar which is swirled through the cake batter.

I scooped the first piece upside down into my bowl and saturated it with cream. This is a yummy version of a classic cake. The original is not much better. My spoonful after spoonful after spoonful was devine which makes this recipe a keeper.

Comments from family members (aka testers) . . . 

  • “This is fantastic.”
  • “I want this cake for my birthday.”
  • “I ate tooooo much cake.”
  • “This is as good as the regular version.”

Tips and Observations

  • My cake was done at 45 minutes and not the suggested 60 minutes. I tested this by inserting a toothpick in the middle of the cake and it came out clean. Be sure to keep an eye on it so it doesn’t over bake.
  • The instructions state to not over bake this recipe. If you do I believe that the yummy swirls of frosting (which fall to the bottom of the pan) will become baked instead of staying gooey. You definitely want gooey.
  • Some recipes call for margarine  for the frosting – you’ll definitely want to use butter.
  • Some recipes call for 1 cup of pecans. In this recipe you’ll want to use the full 2 cups.
  • Pecans are always used in a German chocolate cake. However, walnuts would be a cheaper alternative and would not impact the taste.
  • 1 pound powdered sugar = 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar or 4 cups sifted powdered sugar.

Your Turn . . . Try it and let me know your opinion. . . . What would you add to the Tips and Observations?

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Hat Tip to Rachelle Underwood of To. Die. For. Recipes for this DELISH cake.

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NOTE: This post is written for the Blogging From A to Z Challenge. There are 22 categories and my category is MI = Miscellaneous. I am a little late in posting it. But it sure is a yummmmmmy late post. 🙂 For a list of all the posts go to the A-Z button on my header.

Today’s letter is U. The topic is Upside Down German Chocolate Cake

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