My version of Upside Down German Chocolate Cake

Upside Down German Chocolate cake

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


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Pour the melted butter first and make sure it covers the whole bottom surface
  3. Mix the brown sugar, coconut and walnuts and sprinkle it over the butter
  4. Prepare the cake batter per instructions on the box. Pour over the coconut/walnut layer evenly
  5. Whip up the cream cheese, melted butter and sugar. Using a spoon, put dollops of cream cheese mixture over the cake batter evenly
  6. Pop the pan into the oven and bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes clean (about 25-30 mins)
  7. Once done, take the cake out of the pan onto serving plate while it is hot. Enjoy!

Upside Down German Chocolate cake


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