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Cocoa-Nut Upside-Down Cake

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Cocoa-Nut Upside-Down Cake
55 Min

Your guests or your gang will go simply "nuts" over our Test Kitchen's decadently easy recipe for Cocoa-Nut Upside-Down Cake. This easy sheet cake boasting a sweet and crunchy topping will make you feel like a star baker!

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 (16.5-ounce) package German chocolate cake mix

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat water and butter until butter is melted. Stir in brown sugar, mix well. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and sprinkle with coconut, chocolate chips, pecans and marshmallows.
  3. Prepare cake mix according to package directions and slowly pour over marshmallows. Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes then invert cake onto a serving platter. Finish cooling cake.



Serve with vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped topping. 

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 508
  • Calories from Fat 204
  • Total Fat 23g 35 %
  • Saturated Fat 11g 53 %
  • Trans Fat 0.2g 0 %
  • Protein 3.1g 6 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 10mg 3 %
  • Sodium 401mg 17 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 78g 26 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5 %
  • Sugars 53g 0 %

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I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

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Hello Everyone visiting this website. Please be advise that "ALL" box cake mixes are now reduced to 16 ounces,(no more 18) even D H and B C brands. FYI Mr Food kitchens. Thanks

Thank you for your comment! We are currently going through our cake recipes to update them, but because of the large amount, its taking longer than anticipated. Thanks again!

I don't like German Cake...will it be just as good using plain chocolate cake mix?

Yes, you can absolutely use plain chocolate cake mix. Enjoy! :)

Can you make this without the marshmallows?

Yes, you can!

I made this fir a family gathering and everyone loved it.

sounds great, but how does the cake come out of that 9x13 without falling all apart?

Wat I did was just flip ut onto a cake board and it didn't crack or anything it was so good everyone enjoyed it

I made this cake for my husbands birthday and it was the Best Cake ever.... I was great everyone enjoyed it.. they are already asking for another one.

This sounds sooo goood there goes my diet oh will I'll start my diet next week. LOL


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