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German Chocolate Snack Cake

Author: Jennifer Locklin

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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°.
  • Stir together cake mix, pecans, 1 egg, and butter; press mixture into bottom of a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan.
  • 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.
  • 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.