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Earthquake Cake starts with a box of german chocolate cake mix, then add in coconut, chocolate chips, pecans, and a yummy cream cheese swirl!

earthquake cake on white plate

You don’t have to frost earthquake cake because the cream cheese mixture becomes a layer of frosting INSIDE the cake.

It cracks open after baking, resulting in the name – Earthquake cake! It’s one of the best cakes to serve for a party.

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Another popular cake is Pig Pickin Cake, which starts with a box of cake mix too! For a big party make both of these cakes!

earthquake cake in 9x13 inch pan

Earthquake Cake starts with a box of german chocolate cake mix, then add in coconut, chocolate chips, pecans, and a yummy cream cheese swirl! You don’t have to frost this cake because the cream cheese mixture becomes a layer of frosting INSIDE the cake.

Ingredients

  • 1 box German Chocolate Cake Mix, do not prepare as directed on box, prepare as directed below
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 & ⅓ cup water
  • ⅔ cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • ⅔ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, 1/2 cup
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 pound powdered sugar, 3 and 3/4 cups

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Lightly spray a 9 x 13 inch pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle the coconut, chocolate chips, and pecans on the bottom of the pan.
  • Mix the german chocolate cake mix with the oil, eggs, and water using a spatula or hand mixer on low.
  • Pour the cake mix on top of the coconut/chocolate chip/pecan layer.
  • In a saucepan, melt the butter and cream cheese.
  • Using a spatula or hand mixer on low, beat in 1 pound of powdered sugar until it’s smooth to the butter/cream cheese.
  • Spread this mixture on top of the uncooked german chocolate cake in the pan, and swirl into the cake mix using a knife.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes. It is done when it doesn’t wobble in the pan if you shake it. The toothpick test shouldn’t work because the cake should be more gooey in nature.
  • Enjoy! Store any left over cake in the fridge.
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