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Upside Down German Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Dollops of decadent cream cheese and rich Duncan Hines® German Chocolate Cake make this Upside Down German Chocolate Cake recipe a favorite .

  • Hands-On Time:1 Hour 45 Minutes
  • Total Time:
  • Servings: Makes 12 to 16 servings.
  • Difficulty: Pretty Easy
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Ingredients

  • 1½ cups flaked coconut
  • 1½ cups chopped pecans
  • 1 package Signature German Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 lb. confectioner's sugar

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour a 13"x 9" pan.
  2. Spread coconut evenly on bottom of pan. Sprinkle with pecans. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour over coconut and pecans.
  3. Combine cream cheese and melted butter in medium mixing bowl. Beat at low speed with electric mixer until creamy. Add sugar; beat until blended and smooth. Drop by spoonfuls evenly over cake batter.
  4. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted halfway to bottom of cake comes out clean. Cool completely in pan. To serve, cut into individual pieces, turn upside down onto plate.

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Tips

Fat Free and no cholesterol

Fat Free and no cholesterol

Always use a product such as "Better'n Eggs/"Egg Beaters" etc in place of whole fresh eggs and substitute the oil/butter step with applesauce(the kind with no sugar added or nything else. Usually 1/3 cup of applesauce for a 1/3 cup of oil. You may have to experiment with the amount. For added leavening-try using 1/3 cup of egg product instead of 1/4 cup.


Cake Board

Cake Board

Professionals place their cakes on a cake board (a precut cardboard circle) that is the same size at the cake it is holding. This allows the professional to place the cake on all types of service platters. Some platters may be delicate and not appropriate to cut on. If that is the case, the cake board will protect the platter from the sharp knife.





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