It was my husband’s birthday on June 19th and I wanted to make something special to celebrate his day. My kids wanted a chocolate cake and I had a Duncan Hines German Chocolate cake mix on hand. But let’s face it, plain ol’ chocolate cake; there is nothing special or fancy about it. I saw a recipe on the box’s side panel – Upside down german chocolate cake. I have made pineapple upside down cakes but never this. I decided to give it a try – It turned out wonderful. It was soft and fluffy with a crunchy top. It was not calorie consious but what the heck; its his birthday! Check out my version of the Upside down German chocolate cake….
½ cup of butter melted
1 cup of brown sugar
1 ½ cup of flaked coconut
1 ½ cup of chopped walnuts
1 pkg of Duncan Hines Signature German Chocolate cake mix
Couple of dollops of whipped cream cheese
½ cup of melted butter
5 tbsp of sugar
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 55 minutes
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Pour the melted butter first and make sure it covers the whole bottom surface
- Mix the brown sugar, coconut and walnuts and sprinkle it over the butter
- Prepare the cake batter per instructions on the box. Pour over the coconut/walnut layer evenly
- Whip up the cream cheese, melted butter and sugar. Using a spoon, put dollops of cream cheese mixture over the cake batter evenly
- Pop the pan into the oven and bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes clean (about 25-30 mins)
- Once done, take the cake out of the pan onto serving plate while it is hot. Enjoy!