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Print This Delicious German Chocolate Upside Down Cake Recipe

German Chocolate Upside Down Cake Recipe

Dollops of decadent cream cheese dancing amid rich German Chocolate Cake has made this German Chocolate Upside-Down Cake a favorite recipe among our family and friends.

1 cup Shredded Coconut
1 cup Chopped Pecans
1 box German Chocolate Cake Mix
1 Stick Butter or Margarine
1 package (8 ounces) Cream Cheese
1 lb. Confectioner's Sugar

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 35 -
Pan Type ~ 9 x 13 inch pan
Preheat oven, grease bottom of cake pan.

Mix coconut and pecans, sprinkle onto bottom of pan. Mix cake as directed on box, pour on top of coconut and pecans.

Heat the butter and cream cheese on low heat, just until you can stir it easily. Remove from heat, add the confectioner's sugar and stir until well blended. Spoon cream cheese mixture on top of cake mix.

Bake German chocolate upside down cake carefully.
The cream cheese mixture will sink to bottom; forming a creamy layer between the cake and coconut pecan mixture.

Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 125 g
Calories 537
Calories from Fat 243
Total Fat 27.0g 41%
Saturated Fat 12.4g 62%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 497mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 74.3g 25%
Dietary Fiber 3.0g 12%
Sugars 57.6g
Protein 4.5g
Vitamin A 10% • Vitamin C 1% • Calcium 8% • Iron 15%

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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

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The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!