Death by Chocolate Upside-Down Cake

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  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) box German chocolate cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 -1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 chopped white chocolate bar
  • 3 1/2 cups (about 1 pound) confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 13 x 9-inch pan.
  2. Cake: Sprinkle coconut and pecans evenly over bottom of greased pan.
  3. In large bowl mix cake mix, oil, water and eggs at a low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at high speed. Add chocolate chips and white chocolate. Spoon batter evenly over coconut and pecans.
  4. Frosting: In another large bowl combine confectioners' sugar, butter and cream cheese. Beat until smooth and creamy. Spoon evenly over batter to within 1 inch of edges.
  5. Bake 40-50 minutes or until cake tests done.

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