Saturday, May 22, 2010

German Chocolate Upside Down Cake

When G had his birthday he had just gotten out of the hospital. We did take him to Olive Garden but he wasn't able to eat much. Today I made my promise to Carlie and made his birthday for him. I had to go to the grocery store... which seems like a small task...but when you have a daughter who lollygags... and gets distracted... it is a long process. I also cooked with her which is priceless, but also slows me down. All in all, I would rather be cooking with her at a slower pace than not cooking with her. So.... it all works out and we had a lot of laughs and giggles today... (and I only pulled out one handful of my hair)... KIDDING!!!

The site for the day... See Jane in the kitchen. I used two of her recipes today... perfect for us... check her out... great site...

Find the recipe here... German Chocolate Upside Down Cake

The cake is like a southern butter gooey cake recipe I have from Paula Dean, just a little different. It is superb and you will love it. It is a moist cake with a crust that is hard... but... it is perfect!!! Enjoy!!!!

German Chocolate Upside Down Cake

1 german cake mix, prepared according to box directions
1 cup coconut
2 cups chopped pecans... I used walnuts... always love walnuts...
1 cup melted butter
1 pound powdered sugar
8 ounces cream cheese
1. Spread greased 9x13 pan with 1 cup coconut and 2 cups (or so, depending on preference) chopped pecans.

2. Prepare german cake mix according to directions and pour over nuts and coconut.

3. Mix butter, powdered sugar and cream cheese together and pour over cake. Swirl with knife.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

This is after pouring cake batter over coconut and walnuts.

Putting the cream cheese, powdered sugar and butter on cake mix.

Marbling the cream cheese mix into the cake...

Right out of the oven... smells so very good...

Ready to eat. It is so very good... to die for...

1 comment:

  1. chocolate upside down cake mix is a milder flavor than devils food cake mix. You can use them interchangeably.