Friday, June 14, 2013

German Chocolate Cake - Upside-Down Style

This was made using a cake mix and the recipe on the side of the box. (I hardly know who I am anymore!). Since I didn't have the evaporated milk necessary for a last minute work treat request, I tried this version instead. German Chocolate Cake, made upside-down style. You put the coconut and pecans (pronounce as you wish) in the bottom of the pan with brown sugar and butter - just like a Pineapple-down cake.  Then you pour the cake batter over it and drop spoonfuls of a mixture of cream cheese and powdered sugar over it.  This works its way to the bottom and mixes with the coconut and pecans.  Your taste buds will be totally fooled!  

6 comments:

  1. That is one very clever recipe, and it sure looks and sounds delicious!

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    1. So much easier than the traditional way.

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  2. I have made that cake, Beryl, and it is absolutely delicious and a big hit with everyone who tries it. Welcome back; have missed you!!

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    1. I like recipes like this that surprise you. I haven't make it in many years, but the Bisquick Impossible Pie recipe is like that. And Pudding Cake. Thanks, Sanda!

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  3. This sounds amazing. My first thought was 'German chocolate cake...I remember when that was THE big dessert'. These things have trends, don't they? Like fondue and (here) evaporated milk on fruit. Well done on your inventiveness.

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    1. Hi Shelley - Evaporated milk on fruit? Wouldn't the fruit be better without it? Or is it more like a poor man's (or someone watching his cholesterol) Peaches and Cream?

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