Monday, June 2, 2014

German Chocolate Dump Cake

( a conversation between my hubs and I)
Me: " How about some German Chocolate Dump Cake? a surprise...but not really a surprise cause I just told you." (he likes German chocolate Cake, but I never make it unless it's his birthday...if he's lucky.)

Hubs: "Dump Cake? What's dump cake and how does German Chocolate become part of a dump."

Me: "Well, you "dump" a bunch of cake ingredients together, and in this case it would be German Chocolate Cake stuff and as a bonus? It's tastes good and I don't have to frost anything. I don't like frosting things."

Hubs:  *silence*

Me: "Yay! German Chocolate Dump cake it is! As a surprise-not surprise because I love ya!"

Ok Peeps...this is seriously a good dump cake. It's easy and tastes just like German Chocolate cake without having to frost the dang thing. (I have issues with frosting cakes among other things. Why do I get up in the morning? eat this! the morning. I have issues.)

A gal I follow on Instagram has a blog I follow Picture Perfect Cooking and she made this scrumptious cake but called it German Chocolate Upside Down Cake.
I made the cake but I kept calling it a dump cake to everyone I told about it and since I can't get that out of my head, and since it was so good and I wanted to share... you're stuck with it.
Anyhoo, I followed her recipe but changed one thing. I only added one stick of butter instead of two to the creamed mixture. It turned out just fine and one stick of butter less.
Here's the recipe
German Chocolate box mix
1 cup of coconut
1 cup of pecans chopped
1 stick of butter (softened)
2 cups powdered sugar
1  eight ounce block of cream cheese (softened)

Heat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a 9 by 13 pan spray with a little non stick spray then put the coconut and pecans on the bottom.
Mix the cake mix according to the instructions, then pour this over the pecans and coconut.
Using a mixer mix together the softened butter,  2 cups powdered sugar and the softened cream cheese until it's nice and creamy smooth.  Put this in several spoonfuls ( I broke it up into 12 spoonfuls) around the cake batter and take the spoon and swirl it in.

Bake for around 45-55 minutes depending on your oven. Mine baked for around 55 minutes. It jiggles a bit when you take it out because of the creamy mixture but that thickens as it sits out of the oven.

It's a really good cake and my husband loved his surprise! I definitely will make this again. Thank you Tammi for sharing the recipe!


  1. I could so make this using a gluten free cake mix. Will have to give it a try. Looks yummy!

    1. It's sooo good! Do they make gluten free german chocolate cake mix? That would be yummy!

    2. I don't know if it is a German Chocolate. But I do know they have a chocolate cake mix that is delicious. If you keep posting these delicious food posts, I will definitely gain weight. Lol Ah if only I could cook!!

    3. I've never tried gluten free cake before. Does it have the same texture as regular ol cake? only want to make this once in awhile. We polished off a 9 by 13 cake in 24 hours. Just the three of us. (Me mostly...I have an INSANE sweet tooth!!)

    4. I have an insane sweet tooth also. Yes, the gluten free cake mix is wonderful. I wrote a blog post on the cake mix with vanilla frosting and how it tasted exactly like a Suzy Q. Well, guess who ate them all. Kinda made myself sick! Lol


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