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I know I usually don’t use mixes but my Grandma used to make Duncan Hines cakes mixes and I still love them today.

Serves 12

Cake
1 package Duncan Hines Swiss Choocolate Cake Mix
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups water
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Frosting
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
2 egg yolks
1/3 cup butter
1 1/3 cup flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 9×13″ pan.

2. For cake, prepare cake mix following package directions for basic recipe. Stir in 1/2 cup pecans. Pour into pan. Bake at 350F for 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted to centre comes out clean. Cool completely.

3. For frosting, combine sugar, evaporated milk, egg yolks and butter in medium saucepan. Cook and stir on medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Add coconut, 1 cup pecans and vanilla extract. Stir until thick. Spread on top of cake.

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