1 1/2 cups coconut

1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped

1 (18 oz) box German chcolate cake mix

1 1/4 cups water (or as called for by cake directions)

1/3 cup oil (or as called for by cake directions)

3 large eggs (or as called for by cake directions)

8oz cream cheese (softened)

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 lb confectioners' sugar


Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 13/9 inch pan. Spread coconut evenly on bottom of pan. Sprinkle with pecans. Prepare cake mix according to directions on box. Pour over coconut and pecans. Combine cream cheese and melted butter in a medium mixing bowl. Beat at low speed with electric mixer until creamy. Add sugar; beat until blended and smooth. Drop by spoonfuls evenly over cake batter. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely in pan. To serve, turn entire cake out onto a platter and cut into individual pieces.

Presented by: Shawn Banks

Date: 3/5/18