This is my husbands favorite cake ,it is all ways his birthday and Christmas Cake ..I can not honestly say when or from whom I got this recipe ,I just know I have had it for over 30 years ...I have made it with lemon cake mix but we like it better with German Chocolate ...
1For Cake :::
Mix 1 cup of nuts and 1 cup of coconut together on bottom of 9x13 pan (I spray pan lightly with Bakers Joy )
Then mix German chocolate cake mix as directed on box ..Pour over the nuts and coconut .
2Mix :the butter ,6 oz of cream cheese .and the one and three fourths cups powered sugar together .Drop by teaspoon on Top of the cake batter .Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes .Till tooth pick inserted in middle of the cake comes out clean ...I like to bake this cake the day before serving ...Cover after cool .