1 cup shredded sweetened coconut1/2 cup chopped pecans1 box German chocolate cake mix3 eggs1 1/3 cup water1/2 cup vegetable oil8 oz softened cream cheese½ cup (4 oz) butter2 cups powdered sugar (also known as confectioners’ sugar or icing sugar)1 tsp vanilla extract1 cup dark chocolate chips1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a 9Ã—13 baking pan with non-stick spray.2. Sprinkle the coconut in an even layer in the pan followed by the pecans. 3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the cake mix with the eggs, water and vegetable oil.4. Pour the cake batter over pecans & coconut.5. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and cream cheese together, then transfer to a 4 cup measuring cup and whisk or beat in the powdered sugar with a hand mixer until smooth. Stir in the vanilla.6. Pour the cream cheese mixture in ribbons on top of the cake batter, then swirl with a knife.7. Top with the chocolate chips.8. Bake 45-55 minutes.*Tip: the toothpick test won’t work for this cake because of the gooey chocolate and cream cheese; the cake is done when you can gently shake the pan and the center of the cake no longer jiggles.