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. It cracks open after baking, resulting in the name - Earthquake cake! One of the best cakes to serve for a party.
Keyword cake doctor earthquake cake, earthquake cake
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
Total Time 55minutes
1boxGerman Chocolate Cake Mixdo not prepare as directed on box, prepare as directed below
1 & ⅓cupwater
⅔cupsweetened shredded coconut
⅔cupsemi-sweet chocolate chips
1stickunsalted butter1/2 cup
1poundpowdered sugar3 and 3/4 cups
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.