Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Upside Down German Chocolate Cake

I opted not to make this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe. It just did not appeal to me. Instead, I decided to make Upside Down German Chocolate Cake from A Taste of Home. The man I am currently seeing mentioned that German Chocolate was his favorite cakes. So, when I had him over for dinner, I made him one.

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2/3 cup pecan halves
  • 2/3 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • CAKE:
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 package (4 ounces) German sweet chocolate, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • Whipped topping, optional


In a saucepan over low heat, cook and stir brown sugar and butter until sugar is dissolved and butter is melted. Spread into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Sprinkle with pecans and coconut. Drizzle with evaporated milk; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in the chocolate, eggs and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Pour over topping in pan.

Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Serve with whipped topping if desired. Yield: 9 servings.

1 comment:

Alwayzbakin said...

Looks yummy! Awwwwww! You made him a cake! Did he like it?