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Cocoa-Nut Upside-Down Cake


You'll literally go nuts over this tasty cocoa-nut upside-down cake with its crunchy sweet topping.

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  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package German chocolate cake mix


Servings 12
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 65mins
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

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.

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.

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