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Earthquake Cake

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  • Author: Emily Roselyn
  • Prep Time: 20minutes
  • Cook Time: 50minutes
  • Total Time: 1hr 10miutes
  • Yield: 24 1x


This earthquake cake is a chocolate cake with coconut, pecans, cream cheese, and chocolate chips. A super-gooey and scrumptious cake that is ALWAYS praised.

Looking for an alternative dish to present at your next gathering? This chocolate earthquake cake begins with a cake mix, making it extremely simple to prepare.




  • 1 cup flaked coconut, toasted
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package German chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Set the oven temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat the bottom and sides of a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with butter.
  • Spread the coconut and pecans in the baking dish’s bottom.
  • Prepare the chocolate cake mix according the instructions on the package. The batter is poured over the coconut and pecans.
  • In a large bowl, mix the butter and cream cheese together until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the powdered sugar and vanilla until the mixture is smooth. Spoon the mixture onto the cake batter in spoonfuls.
  • Cook the cake for fifty minutes. Before serving, let the cake to totally cool down. Enjoy!
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 24
  • Calories: 274kcal
  • Sugar: 48g
  • Sodium: 457mg
  • Fat: 31g
  • Saturated Fat: 16g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 65g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 42mg

Keywords: Earthquake Cake