German Chocolate Surprise Cake

Upside-down cake? Try this German chocolate version with a baked coconut and nut topping. No frosting is needed.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8

Topping

1
cup chopped pecans
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup flaked coconut
1/4
cup butter or margarine, melted

Cake

2
oz sweet baking chocolate
1/4
cup water
1
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
1 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ self-rising flour
1/2
cup milk

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In ungreased 9-inch round cake pan, mix topping ingredients. Spread evenly in pan.
  • 2 In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate and 1/4 cup water on High 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds or until chocolate is melted. Stir to blend.
  • 3 In medium bowl, beat granulated sugar and 1/2 cup butter with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and eggs until well blended. On low speed, beat in 3/4 cup of the flour and the milk. Add remaining 1/2 cup flour; beat well. Stir in chocolate mixture until blended. Pour batter over topping in pan.
  • 4 Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Run knife around edge of cake to loosen. Place serving plate upside down over cake in pan; turn plate and pan over. Remove pan. Serve warm or cool.

Expert Tips

A scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream partners well with this cake.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
570
(
Calories from Fat
300),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
33g
33%
(Saturated Fat
15g,
15%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
100mg
100%;
Sodium
410mg
410%;
Total Carbohydrate
63g
63%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
45g
45%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.