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German Chocolate Skillet Cake

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  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 (7 ounce) package flaked coconut
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package German chocolate or chocolate cake mix (plus ingredients to make cake)
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine brown sugar and milk in large Colander Bowl. Add coconut and pecans; mix well using Mix 'N Scraper®.
  3. Melt butter in Family Skillet over medium heat, tilting pan to coat bottom evenly. Drop coconut mixture in spoonsful over bottom of skillet; pat into an even layer, forming a smooth surface.
  4. Prepare cake mix according to package directions in Classic Batter Bowl. Gently pour batter evenly over coconut layer in skillet, spreading to edge.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until Cake Tester inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven using Oven Mitts.
  6. Loosen edges of cake from skillet. Carefully invert onto large, heat-proof serving plate. Use Classic Scraper to remove any topping that might remain in bottom of skillet; spread over top of cake. Cool completely.
  7. Serve with vanilla ice cream, if desired.

Yield: 16 servings

Nutrients per serving: Calories 370, Fat 21 g, Sodium 310 mg, Fiber 1 g

Recipe credit: Pampered Chef