Mystery cake?

The recipe for this cake was given to me about thirty years ago by my sister-in-law. She found the recipe on the back of a cake box and I never knew the name of the cake. I can't tell you how may times I've made it and everyone loves the gooey chocolate coconut goodness!!!

It's similar to "Earthquake Cake"

 minus the cream cheese,  powdered sugar and butter. (I can't even imagine how rich that cake would be.) I did a google search of ingredients to try to find the name for it, without success.

Here's the list of my cake's ingredients:

1 boxed German chocolate cake mix
2/3 cup of coconut
2/3 cup of chocolate chips 
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
Mix the cake as directed on the box and pour into a 13 x 9 greased pan.

Sprinkle the coconut on top of the cake mixture. Follow with the chocolate chips and third, sprinkle on the nuts. DO NOT MIX.
And that's it!
Heat your oven to 350 degrees and pop it in. Cook for 30 to 35 minutes or when a toothpick comes out clean.

Another easy-peasy dessert...
If anyone out there knows a name for this old recipe, please let me know!

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  1. Your photos are so nice. Here in Holland we don't eat such things as a dessert. We eat it when we are drinkig coffee in the morning :-)

    1. Your way is better... eat it in the morning and then have all day to work those calories off!

    2. YUMMMMY!! :)

      I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

      Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  2. I love your Mystery Cake, it looks delicious.My family always just called it coffee cake, I remember my Mother making it from time to time. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday! Hope you are having a wonderful week and hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thank you Miz Helen and a happy New Year to you!


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