1 bpx (18.25 ounces) German chocolate cake mix

1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine, melted and cooled

1 egg

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts



1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

16-ounce box (1 pound) confectioners' sugar



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In medium bowl, mix together the cake mix, margarine, egg and nuts.

Spread the mixture evenly in the bottom of a 13x9x2-inch ungreased metal baking pan.
(the mixture will be thick)

To prepare the topping

With a mixer, beat together all of the topping ingredients until smooth.
(the mixture will be thin)

Pour it over the cake batter in the pan.

Bake for about 40 minutes or until the cream cheese topping turns lightly golden;
(do not overbake)

Remove from the oven and cool before cutting into bars or squares.
(the topping will remain somewhat gooey)

YIELD 24 bars

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