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Easy German Chocolate Cake

 Easy German Chocolate Cake
There's no need to frost this yummy chocolate cake from Dawn Glenn of Johnson City, Tennessee. After baking, just turn the cake upside down onto a pretty platter - the coconut and pecan topping is already in place.
12-16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 package German chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • Sprinkle the coconut and pecans into a greased and floured 13-in. x
  • 9-in. baking pan. Prepare cake mix according to package directions.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Beat in
  • egg and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Drop by tablespoonfuls
  • over the batter. Carefully spread to within 1 in. of edges.
  • Bake at 325° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; invert onto a
  • serving plate. Yield: 12-16 servings.