Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

Easy, chocolate, gooey, Did I say EASY?

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) package devil's food cake mix or 1 (18 ounce) package chocolate cake mix (any type you like, I use Duncan Hines)
  • 1 13 cups water, to prepare cake
  • 12 cup vegetable oil, to prepare cake
  • 3 large eggs, to prepare cake
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (I use pecans or english walnuts)
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened (I usually use low fat)
  • 12 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 34 cup semisweet chocolate morsel


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 13 x 9 pan.
  3. I use Pam cooking spray.
  4. Evenly sprinkle nuts and coconut on bottom of pan.
  5. In a large bowl prepare cake mix: Blend cake mix, water, oil and eggs at low speed for 30 seconds.
  6. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  7. Pour batter over nuts and coconut.
  8. In a separate bowl mix the cream cheese, butter confectioners sugar and vanilla extract until smooth.
  9. Drop by spoonfuls over batter, do not mix in Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 5o minutes.
Most Helpful

We LOVE this recipe. I actually wanted to post this recipe but see that I was beat to it. This is a big hit with my hubby. He doesn't care for pecans, so I add mini chocolate chips instead and it turns out fine. What an easy cake to take on the road. Great picnic dessert. I do bake in a pan larger than 13X9 cause mine bakes out in a pan that size. That would be my only change. Delicious recipe and Thank you for posting !!

Sam's Mom May 04, 2011

I didn't even get a piece, but everyone else loved it!!!!!11 My son wanted me to bake a chocolate cake. I hate baking, and I hate making frosting, but I wanted to make something more than a boring, unfrosted chocolate cake. I found your recipe, and I had everything except the coconut, which my husband won't eat. This got incredible raves from my family and also camping friends. It was gone so fast, I never even got to taste it.

papergoddess July 27, 2006

I fixed this for houseguests, and had to send my printed off copy home with them. Need I say more? One note aside, either my pan was too small, or we should add a note to cover the bottom of the oven with foil (which I HAD done!)

Sallie H July 22, 2004