CHOCOLATE EXPLOSION CAKE (Version 1)

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Penny Stephenson-Jordan
from Lubbock, TX

ALL I CAN SAY ABOUT THIS CAKE IS THAT IT IS ..... A W E S O M E! A GREAT ONE FOR THE SWEET TOOTH!

serves 20-24
prep time 25 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients

  • CAKE:
  • 1 c
    shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 pkg
    German chocolate cake mix (duncin hines)
  • 4 lg
    eggs
  • 1 1/4 c
    milk - (instead of water) as directed on cake mix box
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 10
    bite-size coconut candy bars, chopped, such as almond joy or mounds
  • 1
    8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 c
    (1 stick butter), at room temperature
  • 2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • CHOCOLATE PECAN GLAZE:
  • 1/2 c
    (1 stick) butter
  • approx 1/4 c
    milk (more if a thinner consistency is desired)
  • 2 Tbsp
    cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 - 2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 c
    pecans, chopped
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How To Make

  • 1
    * PLEASE READ RECIPE THROUGH CAREFULLY ... **Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. ***Spray a 13-by-9-by-2-inch pan with nonstick spray.
  • 2
    *Mix the coconut and nuts and spread them evenly in the pan. *PREPARE THE CAKE AS DIRECTED ON THE CAKE MIX BOX WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTIONS: *USE 4 LARGE EGGS INSTEAD OF 3... *USE 1 1/4 CUP MILK IN PLACE OF THE WATER, *ADD 1 TSP. VANILLA *STIR IN THE CHOPPED CANDY BARS *Pour the batter OVER the coconut and nuts. *Combine the cream cheese, butter and sugar. *Randomly drop tablespoons of this mixture on TOP of the BATTER; *DO NOT SPREAD IT... *Bake until the sides of the cake pull away from the pan, about 40 to 50 minutes.
  • 3
    CHOCOLATE PECAN GLAZE *In a saucepan over medium-high heat, COMBINE butter, milk, cocoa powder and vanilla extract. *Once the butter is melted, remove from the heat. *Add the sugar and stir until smooth. *Stir in the pecans. *Pour the warm Chocolate Pecan Glaze over the cake. *Slice and enjoy.

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