• 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package German chocolate cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ oil
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

A decadent treat that is super simple to make but may destroy your diet
Tales of the Dinner Belle
By Brenda Stanley
Here’s a sweet treat that offers no apologies- well, except for the fact that this cake is super simple to make. It is one that can be put together and baked in less than an hour. My avalanche cake is loaded with decadent flavors like chocolate, cream cheese, crunchy pecans and sweet coconut. It is very similar to a German chocolate cake, but if you can imagine this- even richer. This cake is layered with the pecans and coconut on the bottom and then a creamy and sweet topping that actually seeps into the cake making it super moist and delicious. Like a said, this dish is a dieter’s worst nightmare, but a sweet tooth’s dream come true.
Belle’s Avalanche Cake
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup flaked coconut
1 (18.25 ounce) package German chocolate cake mix
3 eggs
1 cup water
½ oil
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
3 cups powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt and spread 1/2 cup butter in the bottom of a 9×13 inch pan. Sprinkle coconut and pecans evenly over the bottom of pan. In a large bowl, beat cake mix, eggs, oil, and water until smooth. Pour batter over coconut and pecans in pan. In a saucepan over low heat, melt cream cheese and 1/2 cup butter. Wisk in powdered sugar until mixture is smooth. Spoon cream cheese mixture over top of cake batter. Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool before serving.