Tornado Cake

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Total Time
1hr 20mins
20 mins
1 hr

This is my family's new favorite cake. It starts with a marble cake mix, with coconut and nuts and cream cheese. The cream cheese stays a bit soft for a while after coming out of the oven.

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  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 (18 1/2 ounce) box fudge marble cake mix
  • 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 13 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 13 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 12 cup butter or 12 cup margarine, melted
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 12 cups powdered sugar


  1. Butter the bottom of a 9x13-inch pan; Sprinkle pecans and coconut in pan.
  2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions; pour over pecans and coconut.
  3. Combine butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar; mix well.
  4. Drop in dollops over cake batter.
  5. Bake at 350F for one hour.
  6. Serve with whipped topping.