How to make it

  • FOR CAKE: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Butter and flour 13"x9"x2" metal cake pan. Sprinkle 1/2 cup almonds and 1/2 cup pecans over bottom of pan. Combine cake mix, 1 1/4 cups water, oil and eggs in large bowl. Using electric mixer, beat at low speed until mixture is moistened, about 30 seconds. Beat at medium speed 2 minutes. Pour batter into pan.
  • Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Gradually stir in powdered sugar (mixture will form clumps) Stir in cream cheese. Whisk until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour cream cheese mixture in large ribbons atop cake batter in pan. Using knife, swirl mixture into batter (do not overmix)
  • Bake cake until tester comes out clean, about 50 minutes (bottom of cake will be very moist). Cool cake in pan on rack. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup almonds and 1/2 cup pecans over cake.
  • FOR ICING: Mix sugar and cocoa in medium bowl. Bring milk and butter to simmer in heavy medium saucepan. Reduce heat to medium -low; add powdered sugar mixture and whisk until melted. Add chocolate chips and whisk until smooth. Mix in vanilla.
  • Drizzle warm icing over cake let stand until set, about 2 hours. Drizzle caramel topping over.

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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    I have to try this recipe soon... sounds heavenly and just what I want in a dessert....
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  • henrie 11 years ago
    Oh this sounds very Yummie, thank you so much for posting this one.
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  • organicmama 11 years ago
    This looks really good, I love German chocolate!
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