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  • Earthquake Cake

    filed under: Cakes on September 28, 2017

    Gooey, rich, and delicious! This Earthquake Cake is full of chocolate, pecan, and coconuts and is an explosion of flavor with each bite!

    Earthquake Cake


    Earthquake Cake

    I love a cake that’s instructions are: throw in everything but the kitchen sink. This Earthquake Cake is one of those classic cakes and really lives up to its name!


    It has gooey tunnels of goodness all around it which are filled with a chocolate and cream cheese surprise! From the outside, it looks just like your normal cake, but with each and every bite you have the addition of the cream cheese mixture, melty chocolate chips, coconut, and pecans!

    Earthquake Cake Recipe


    With its chocolate overload, this Earthquake Cake is a must make. You have all sorts of flavors with each fork full and you won’t be able to stop yourself from coming back for more!

    Easy Earthquake Cake


    5 from 12 votes
    Earthquake Cake
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    50 mins
    Total Time
    1 hr
    Servings: 12 people
    Author: Amanda
    • 1 package chocolate cake mix plus ingredients called for on box
    • 1 c sweetened shredded coconut
    • 1/2 c chopped pecans
    • 1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
    • 1/2 c butter melted
    • 2 1/2 c powdered sugar
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1/4 tsp. salt
    • 2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • Chocolate ice cream optional
    1. Instructions
    2. Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 9x13” pan with cooking spray.
    3. Prepare cake batter according to package directions.
    4. Sprinkle your coconut and peans onto bottom of prepared pan, then spread your cake mix over the top, set aside.
    5. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and salt.
    6. Beat with a mixer until combined and dollop the mixture over the cake and then spread out.
    7. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top and bake for about 50 minutes or until center is set.
    8. Serve warm with ice cream if desired.

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    Photos by Tornadough Alli

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    felicidades, me encantan todas tus recetas, quisiera ademas de copiarla hacerlas todas, pero me tiene en jaque por que no entiendo que significa la “C” en los ingredientes, ej. 1 C de coco, no he adivinado que cantidad significa si es taza o que, jejejeje, perdon mi ignoracia, y gracias.

    If i don’t have cake mix, what ingredient should i use to make the cake. Thank you

    Do I turn it out on a cake dish when cooled?Would it be better to scoop out of cake pan

    That looks delicious omg all my favorite ingredients. I will share and comment on Facebook. Keep those recipes coming.

    Looks delicious

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