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Chocolate Upside-Down Cake Recipe
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Chocolate Upside-Down Cake Recipe

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"This dessert is out of this world," promises Iola Egle, McCook, Nebraska. Coconut, chocolate chips, marshmallows and pecans turn a boxed cake mix into a delectable treat. "All of your guests will agree that it's the best ever," she assures. "Enjoy it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 package German chocolate cake mix (regular size)

Nutritional Facts

477 calories: 1 piece, 24g fat (8g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 330mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (47g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein .

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a small saucepan, heat water and butter until butter is melted. Stir in brown sugar; mix well. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with coconut, chocolate chips, pecans and marshmallows.
  2. Prepare cake batter according to package directions; carefully pour over marshmallows. Bake 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before inverting cake onto a serving plate. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Upside-Down Cake in Quick Cooking November/December 2003, p42


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pekeapoo
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2010

"Have taken this to several potluck events and never brought any home! Pam the pan and put parchment on it if you are concerned about sticking. Also, if you put the coconut down on the sugar syrup first, then the nuts, then the chips and finally the marshmallows, it flips to look like German Chocolate cake! Am now getting requests to bring it instead of other favorites!"

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Spiffy64
Reviewed May. 9, 2010

"this cake is very very yummy...kind of rich but not overbearing..great with a glass of milk or some icecream. it is a fudgey chocolate cake!!! we loved it!!"

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Spiffy64
Reviewed May. 9, 2010

"i greased the pan well with PAM and the cake cam out practically perfect!"

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drywallgal
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2010

"I placed a piece of parchment paper at bottom of pan and when flipped cake over everything came out as it should. Very rich and yummy"

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ljkessler
Reviewed May. 25, 2009

"I tried and loved this recipe. Didn't flip it over though. Just cut it into serving pieces while it's still in the pan and scoop out pieces!"

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Carol Spencer
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2009

"I wonder if lining the bottom of the cake pan with parchment paper would solve the problem. I think I will try it when I make this cake."

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DonnaLadley
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2009

"This is really good and the guys at work all seem to like it. The only problem I have is getting all the goodies on the bottom to come out when I flip it over. I end up using a spatula to get it out and refrost the cake."

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