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Easy German Chocolate Cake

Rated as 4.09 out of 5 Stars

"There's no need to frost this yummy chocolate cake. After baking, just turn the cake upside down onto a pretty platter - the coconut and pecan topping is already in place."
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Ingredients

servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings (12 - 16 servings)

Directions

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  1. Sprinkle the coconut and pecans into a greased and floured 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan.
  2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add egg and sugar; beat until smooth. Drop by tablespoonfuls over the batter. Carefully spread to within 1 in. of edges.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; invert onto a serving plate.

Footnotes

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I made this recipe for a co-workers B-day and then again for my roommates b-day. You really have to grease and flour the pan or it will stick terribly!! It was moist and wonderful, very easy to ...

Most helpful critical review

ok-this was an easy recipe, but it looks so unfinish out of the pan. the coconut and pecans sink into the cake-you can hardly see them at all. it just looks like a bare cake that needs frosting....

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I made this recipe for a co-workers B-day and then again for my roommates b-day. You really have to grease and flour the pan or it will stick terribly!! It was moist and wonderful, very easy to ...

This is the best German Chocolate cake!!! Everyone loves it and it's much simpler that the traditional one.I have never used the egg though in the cream cheese mixture.My recipe didn't call for ...

Second year in a row I have made this cake for our Octoberfest party. It is easy and amazing! Someone brought a bakery 4 layer German chocolate cake and mine was gone and everyone said this one ...

I made this for my husband's birthday, since it is his favorite kind of cake. I have never liked German Chocolate Cakes. This one is FABULOUS!!! The icing is unreal...I'll never go back to the...

This was tasty! The cake needs to be left in the pan for awhile though. I would suggest at least an hour. If you flip it out (to reveal the coconut and pecans) too early, the cream cheese mix...

I made this recipe as a low fat version using egg beaters and applesauce and low fat cream cheese. It was still wonderful

ok-this was an easy recipe, but it looks so unfinish out of the pan. the coconut and pecans sink into the cake-you can hardly see them at all. it just looks like a bare cake that needs frosting....

Very good and moist. Just had to cook it longer than recipe called for. 30 minutes longer.

This cake was very rich and delicious! I added chocolate chips to the sugar/butter mixture, and used milk chocolate frosting. BUT...I baked for an hour and the middle was not baked at all, it ov...