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German Chocolate Snack Cake

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The book is beautiful and packed full of delicious desserts!  I devoured each page, taking in the beautiful pictures and reading the recipes and history of them.  I truly found Classic Southern Dessert recipes, like Summertime Peach Ice Cream, Fresh Georgia Peach Pie, Classic Southern Triple-Decker Strawberry Cake, Pecan Pie…this list goes on and on.

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Flipping through this book, I had a hard time choosing what to make but ultimately decided to make the German Chocolate Snack Bars.  They were very easy and delicious!  I thought they tasted like a dense brownie with a cheesecake topping.  They’re easy to pick up and eat by hand, making them perfect for packing in a lunch or taking to a potluck!

They actually turned out looking very similar to the photo in the book:

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German Chocolate Snack Cake

German Chocolate Snack Cake


  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 (18.25-oz.) package German chocolate cake mix
  • 4 large eggs, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 (16-oz.) package powdered sugar
  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Arrange pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan. Bake pecans 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant. Remove from oven. Reduce oven temperature to 300°.
  2. Stir together cake mix, pecans, 1 egg, and butter; press mixture into bottom of a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan.
  3. Beat powdered sugar, softened cream cheese, and remaining 3 eggs at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Spoon powdered sugar mixture over batter in pan, spreading to edges.
  4. Bake at 300° for 1 hour. Let cake cool completely (about 1 hour). Remove cake from pan to a cutting board, and cut into 2 1/2- to 3-inch squares.

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Jennifer Locklin is the writer of Jennifer Cooks, a vibrant food blog that features all kinds of recipes from home cooking to foods from around the world. She is passionate about cooking and food photography.


  1. Ellie says:

    Where’s the coconut?? German chocolate cake is suppose to have coconut isn’t it??? Mine will, I think I will add it to the topping

  2. Jessica

    These look addicting! I love how quickly these come together!
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  3. Chris says:

    yummy!! i love chocolate!! looks very cute and delicious and the combination of chocolate and cake makes it more fabulous :-) great idea! im gonna try it tonight :-)

  4. Althea Young says:

    That dessert seems really yummy.
    I wanted some of that for my nephews! They love sweets so much so I guess this is perfect for them.

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