Earthquake Cake

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

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword earthquake cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 people
Author Amanda Rettke


  • 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.