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Upside-Down German Chocolate Cake

This simple recipe yields a delectable German chocolate cake that folks will "flip over"! The tempting coconut and pecan "frosting" bakes under the batter and ends up on top when you turn the cake out of the pan.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2/3 cup pecan halves
  • 2/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • CAKE:
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 ounces German sweet chocolate, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • Whipped topping, optional

Directions

  • In a saucepan over low heat, cook and stir brown sugar and butter until sugar is dissolved and butter is melted. Spread into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Sprinkle with pecans and coconut. Drizzle with evaporated milk; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the chocolate, eggs and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Pour over topping.
  • Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Serve with whipped topping if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 494 calories, 25g fat (13g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 409mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (46g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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