Chocolate Walnut Upside Down Cake

    1 hour 20 minutes

    This cake is inverted after cooking so the marshmallow and walnut layer is uppermost. Very easy to make - easier than a right side up cake!

    34 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 1 1/4 cups (285ml) water
    • 65g butter
    • 1 cup (185g) packed brown sugar
    • 1 cup shredded coconut
    • 2 cups miniature marshmallows (mallow bakes)
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts
    • 125g chocolate
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) water
    • 2 1/2 cups (300g) plain flour
    • 1 1/2 cups (330g) white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup sour cream
    • 125g butter, softened
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 3 eggs

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Not necessary to grease pan.
    2. In a sauce pan combine 1 1/4 cup water and 65g butter. Heat until butter melts then stir in brown sugar and coconut. Pour into ungreased 20x30cm pan. Sprinkle marshmallows and nuts over top. Set aside.
    3. For the cake: in a saucepan over low heat combine chocolate with 1/2 cup (125ml) water. Heat, stirring, until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat.
    4. In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, bicarb soda and salt. Add sour cream, 125g butter, vanilla and eggs. Add chocolate mixture and beat 3 minutes. Carefully spoon batter over coconut marshmallow mixture in pan.
    5. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into centre comes out clean. When cool, invert on a plate.

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    This is a favorite of my family since I first made it a year ago. The only change I made is pecans instead of walnuts. This is a very delicious cake Thank You.  -  28 Jul 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This cake is really good. I was a little scared when making it. It looked like something was not right! But it is great! When turning it upside down some of the icing does stick to the pan. Cut as you eat... do not precut in squares for gatherings. It tears up pretty bad...but it's good cake!!!  -  08 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This cake is wonderful. I have to agree, the presentation isn't great but if you don't try it because of that, you are missing out on a wonderful cake. It is very rich and tasty. I saw that others complained it needed more chocolate, I don't believe that it does. German chocolate cake isn't supposed to be heavy on the chocolate, it was just right. Thank you for the great recipe.  -  16 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)