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Upside-Down German Chocolate Cake

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Dollops of decadent cream cheese dancing amid rich Duncan Hines Swiss Chocolate Cake have made this Upside-Down German Chocolate Cake a favorite recipe for more than 50 years.


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour a 13x9-inch pan.
  2. Spread coconut evenly on bottom of pan. Sprinkle with pecans. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour over coconut and pecans.
  3. Combine cream cheese and melted butter in medium mixing bowl. Beat at low speed with electric mixer until creamy. Add sugar; beat until blended and smooth. Drop by spoonfuls evenly over cake batter.
  4. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted halfway to bottom of cake comes out clean. Cool completely in pan. To serve, cut into individual pieces, turn upside down onto plate.


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teresabern@aol.com on May 12, 2013 4:11 p.m.

The recipe is awesome. Everyone loves it. The problem, I do it in a 9X13 pan, how would you make it look like the picture????

TheCakeLady on Sep 19, 2010 11:33 p.m.

The recipe and picture do not match up. If you post a recipe at least let the picture match the recipe. Id love to know what the filling is in the picture. Someone please post an answer so I can try this recipe out. Thank you bunches!!

diane_cooper on Jul 2, 2015 7:35 a.m.

My thoughts exactly... how do you get 4 layers out of it, and where does the frosting come in?