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My favorite memories have all centered around friends and family enjoying a meal together! It might have been a special holiday or a celebration, or it might have been dinner with friends at a great restaurant. I hope you will enjoy some of my favorite recipes and take time to fellowship with those seated at your table. You might make a memory to last forever!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Yummy Dessert for any Holiday!

A non-traditional, yummy dessert for your Thanksgiving feast...German Chocolate Upside Down Cake!  This recipe is also known as an Earthquake Cake to many people.  When you take the cake out of the oven, it is slightly sunken in the middle!  Don't worry, it's supposed to look like that!  This cake is requested, more than any other, by so many friends and family members. It is not only super easy, but deliciously gooey and studded with coconut and pecans!  How could anyone resist!  Enjoy with a large glass of milk after the kitchen is clean and you are ready to put your feet up!

German Chocolate Upside Down Cake
     (aka Earthquake Cake)

1 cup coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
1 German Chocolate cake mix (w/o pudding)
         Ingredients to make cake as directed on box
1 stick butter, melted
1 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
4 cups powdered sugar

Scatter coconut and pecans in the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 pan.  Mix cake mix as directed on box, pour the batter over the coconut and pecans; spread with spatula.  Combine the butter and cream cheese, mix until well combined; add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time and blend until smooth and creamy.  With a large spoon, place 12 globs of the topping on top of the cake batter.  Drag a knife through the topping to allow it to spread across of cake.  Bake the cake for 40 to 45 minutes; the center will appear jiggly, but do not over bake.  Allow cake to cool for an hour or so.  Cut into squares and flip onto plate so the pecans and coconut are on top.

Gooey and Delicious!

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