Chocolate Trail Cake


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 3/4 cup coconut
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) box devil's food cake mix


  1. Melt all ingredients, except cake mix, in bottom of 12-inch Dutch oven.
  2. Prepare cake mix as directed (use high altitude directions if you are in the mountains); pour batter over hot mixture in warm Dutch oven.
  3. Cover and bake with medium high heat (350 to 400 degrees F) for about 45 minutes. Use clean knife test to check for doneness.
  4. While still warm, carefully turn upside-down. Nut and coconut mixture will become the frosting.

Yield: 10 to 12 servings

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