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German Chocolate Upside Down Cake

Course Dessert
Servings 4


  • 1 c. Pecans chopped
  • 1 c. coconut
  • 1 box German Chocolate cake mix
  • 1-8 oz. pkg. Cream cheese softened
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. margarine melted


  • Butter a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  • Sprinkle pecans and coconut over bottom of pan.
  • Prepare cake mix as directed on box. Pour batter over nuts and coconut.
  • Blend cream cheese and powdered sugar together. Carefully stir in melted margarine and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
  • Pour over top of cake batter and lightly spread.
  • Bake in 325-degree oven for 40-45 minutes, or until cake tests done.
  • Turn cake out upside down and leave pan over cake for a few minutes to allow topping to loosen from pan.