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Gooey Upside Down German Chocolate Cake!

 
Is it HOT where you are?!
Ugh, we have had more than 10 days in a row of 90+ temps with our heat index over 100!
Allison has summer basketball going on, but even with evening games, the temps are still in the 90′s and they’re playing in a gym with no AC!
 
During the day, I’ve been working on a new blog look!! I’m excited about how it’s coming along, and I hope to have it up and ready to share in the next few weeks.
 
So in the mean time, I may be posting a little less often. But rest assured, it will be worth the wait!! I’m hoping to have a few guests post and fun giveaways while I’m busy.
Early this month was my mom’s birthday!
She requested her favorite cake…..so I thought I’d share with you!
 
It’s a combination of a Gooey Butter cake and German chocolate cake….but upside down!
You do know, everything tastes better upside down don’t you?
 

Gooey Upside down German Chocolate Cake at TidyMom.net 
 

Upside Down German Chocolate Cake!

Upside Down German Chocolate Cake!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 box German Chocolate Cake mix, prepared
  • 1 pound (4 cups) powdered sugar
  • 1- 8oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Flour & grease 9×13 pan
  2. Preheat oven to 350°
  3. Sprinkle coconut and pecans in bottom of pan
  4. Prepare cake mix per box instructions
  5. Pour prepared cake batter over coconut & pecans
  6. Mix sugar, cheese and butter in medium bowl until well blended
  7. Pour/spoon over cake batter – do NOT mix in
  8. Bake 50-55 mins

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Comments

  1. 51

    This is my mom's and husband's favorite cake…can't wait to try this receipe for their next special day!

  2. 52

    This is my mom's and husband's favorite cake…can't wait to try this receipe for their next special day!

  3. 53
    Chef Dennis says:

    It is incredibly hot here too!! but a piece of your cake would make me forget all about it! Great idea with the upside presentation!

  4. 54
    Chef Dennis says:

    It is incredibly hot here too!! but a piece of your cake would make me forget all about it! Great idea with the upside presentation!

  5. 55

    You know I'm off of sugar for a month Cheryl and this is killing me!!! I know exactly what I'll be making when I come off this sugar fast!!!
    xoxoxo

  6. 56

    You know I'm off of sugar for a month Cheryl and this is killing me!!! I know exactly what I'll be making when I come off this sugar fast!!!
    xoxoxo

  7. 57

    I am seriously loving this cake! Upside down, German Chocolate…. what's not to love? Thanks for joining Tuesday Tastes! People's Choice polls are open! Come by and vote for your fav!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

    http://crazyjayzplace.blogspot.com/2010/06/tuesday-tastes-party-13.html

  8. 58

    I am seriously loving this cake! Upside down, German Chocolate…. what's not to love? Thanks for joining Tuesday Tastes! People's Choice polls are open! Come by and vote for your fav!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

    http://crazyjayzplace.blogspot.com/2010/06/tuesday-tastes-party-13.html

  9. 59

    This looks like the perfect way to eat all the goodness of a German Chocolate Cake, with a bit less fuss. Yum!!

  10. 60

    This Cake Is Soooooooooo Gooooood!!!!!!!

  11. 61

    I just finished makeing this cake to take to a church dinner. I was very displeased with it. I think it has to much butter in it. The butter started overflowing from the cake in my oven. Caught on fire from butter had to turn off oven . It stilll looks ok to eat but I think it has to much butter in iI think 1cup is to much. I’m still taking it to dinner to late to make anything else. I followed receipe exactly to a T. I just hope the people I serve it to are not dissappointed.

  12. 62

    I’m sorry, we’ve made this cake many times over the years and never had that trouble .

  13. 63

    Oh my goodness is this cake ever delicious! It’s so simple to make and I always have these ingredients on hand. I have only had one piece so far but I already know it won’t be long before this whole pan is empty! SO GOOD. Thanks for this awesome recipe!

  14. 64

    I think the butter was meant to be 1 stick, as I currently have the recipe in the oven, already to 55 minutes and the middle of it is still soup. Not soupy, but soup. It smells fantastic, but it looks like I’m going to be adding 5 minutes at a time more for the next hour.
    I was going to take this for potluck at work tomorrow–our last day, as the office is closing for good. :\

    • 65

      I knew it! When I was putting this together I kept thinking “what is upside down about this, if I put the cake part over the nuts and coconut and then the butter/powdered sugar stuff on top of the cake?”

      I should have paid attention to what I was thinking because I don’t have an upside down cake at all. I have a layer of coconut/nuts, then chocolate cake and then the butter stuff. And it’s just a sunken mess, with some chocolate cake edges sticking up. I’ve made plenty of gooey cakes before this one.

      Rewrite your recipe so others don’t waste so much money on all that butter and cream cheese etc. I should have stuck with the almond gooey cake.

      • 66

        it’s called upside down, because the toppings are on the bottom of the cake. – the butter and cheese sink to the middle when you bake the cake – German Chocolate Cake usually has a coconut caramel pecan topping on TOP of the cake you can see in my photo above and by reading the recipe – those toppings are on the bottom, hence the “upside down name”.

        You might want to rewrite your comment to not be so rude……..my sister-in-law gave me this recipe years ago after making it for her family for years, and I have since made it on NUMEROUS occasions and it’s my mom’s favorite cake that she requests every year for her birthday. I’m sorry something didn’t work out for you, but there’s nothing wrong with my recipe.

      • 67

        I’ve made this a couple times exactly as it’s written and turns out perfect every time — everyone LOVES it. (It’s actually in my oven now too) There i nothing wrong with the recipe at all.

        Can’t wait until it cools down…I might jut need to eat it for lunch :)

  15. 68

    I made this cake…thought I may have done something wrong because of the way it looked. HOWEVER, it was delicious!

  16. 69

    Welp…I just took mine out of the oven. Didnt turn out very pretty, but it smells good! Do you know if this would still turn out if you did the coconut and pecans, then the sugar/butter mixture, THEN the cake? :)

    • 70

      no, the gooey butter part needs to drop into the cake. You just flip it over to serve it if you want to see cake on top = it’s an upside down cake ;)

  17. 71

    Do you know if it needs to be kept refrigerated because of the cream cheese?

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