German Chocolate Dump Cake Recipe
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German Chocolate Dump Cake Recipe

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We make this for Sunday lunches when the whole family gets together. The cream cheese topping is so good, it doesn't need frosting.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped toasted pecans, divided
  • 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 13x9-in. baking pan.
  2. Sprinkle coconut and 1 cup pecans into baking pan. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth; beat in confectioners' sugar. Stir in chocolate chips and remaining pecans. Spoon over batter. Cut through batter with a knife to swirl. Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as German Chocolate Dump Cake in Holiday 13x9 2016

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