Upside-Down German Chocolate Cake
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
Fit a circle of parchment in pan before putting in the pecan layer to make finished cake release easily. This recipe is more 'authentic' tasting than those which use a cream cheese layer on top..
I prepared this recipe again on 4/6/14 It WAS delicious! I did make adjustment on this recipe as follows: For topping, I used 2/3 cup pecan halves, 3/4 cup whole milk & 6 Tbsp. butter, melted. I used 2/3 cup packed brown sugar this time around! I kept the amount of flour, sugar, eggs, salt, baking powder, baking soda as is. I used 3/4 cup whole milk, soured with 1 Tbsp. cider vinegar. I used a greased and floured 9" square baking pan. I baked 40 to 45 minutes at 350o F. I think that a knife needs to be run around the cake to loosen it! I'd also noticed that the topping adhered to the bottom of the pan-even with greasing and flouring pan the first time I'd baked this cake! When I inverted the cake onto a tin-foil-lined tray, after cooling 5 minutes, the topping stuck to bottom of pan and some of the cake broke! I did find the cake very moist, though! I also used 1 cup of milk chocolate candy disks as I did not have have German sweet chocolate! I melted the disks in my double boiler! That worked for me! Just make sure the chocolate doesn't harden-I DID notice that and had to scrape the chocolate into the batter off my beating paddle/mixing bowl! I give this a 5-* rating anyway! Thank you for sharing this recipe! delowenstein p.s. This time, I did run a knife around the cake to loosen it! The cake was inverted onto heavy-duty foil on a jelly-roll pan! I noticed that because I'd used 6 Tbsp. butter or margarine, 2/3 cup packed brown sugar & 3/4 cup milk, the topping didn't stick to pan and this time, because I'd run the knife around the edges of cake, it was MUCH easier for me to manage!
I made this today. Everyone loved it. My son ate 3 pieces. My go to for german chocolate cake from now on.
My granddaughter and I made this, and it is very moist and delicious. It is more chocolaty than the three layer German chocolate cake--my other granddaughter said the taste reminds her of brownies.
This is my husbands all time favorite. And I love it because it makes 1 layer. Just enough so that he doesn't over indulge!
I have made this cake quite a few times, and everyone in my family really likes it...from my husband, down to our 3 year old. German chocolate cake is my favorite cake, and this version is a lot quicker than traditional German chocolate. It has always turned out quite moist for me. Perhaps taztpoodle baked it too long? Definately worth trying if you are a German chocolate fan!!:)
I had wanted to make this for quite some time. I made it for dinner guests & was very disappointed. It turned out to be very dry; nothing like the real German Chocolate Cake.
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