Friday, September 5, 2014

German Chocolate Snack Cake

Once again, I've been away too long!  In that case I owe you a dessert recipe!  I broke a tradition this year and experimented with this cake instead of making my son's triple chocolate cake.  He made his own and created an ice cream around it.  I didn't get to taste it, so, I guess we're even, huh?  I'm sure it was great as is all his flavors of ice cream!

Please forgive me for not making this from scratch.  German chocolate cake with that gooey buttery coconut frosting was one of my favorites while growing up!  If I had chosen to frost this snack cake, I could have been in serious trouble; It's too good to have around my house....danger!  I liked the results (and hubby did, too) even without the frosting.

German Chocolate Snack Cake

15.24 oz German chocolate cake mix

1 pkg (3.4 oz) coconut cream instant pudding

3 eggs

1/2 c vegetable oil

1 1/4 c water

1/2 c chopped pecans

1/2 c mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (for a glass pan, 13 x 9 inch)  Grease the bottom only. 

Add the cake mix, pudding, eggs, oil and water into a large bowl.  Mix well.  Then add the nuts and chocolate chips, pour into the glass pan and bake for 30 minutes.  Test with a toothpick in the center.  If it comes out clean, it's done.  Cool.  May be frosted but it's good the way it is.  It doesn't hurt to dollop some ice cream on top,though!  Cover and refrigerate.

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