Thursday, August 6, 2020



This earthquake cake is a chocolate cake loaded with coconut, pecans, cream cheese and chocolate chips.



  •  1 pound powdered sugar (3 and 3/4 cups)
  •  1 box German Chocolate Cake Mix
  •  1/2 cup, 1 stick, unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup shredded coconut
  •  1/2 cup chopped pecans
  •  2/3 cup chocolate chips
  •  1 and 1/3 cup water
  •  8 oz cream cheese
  •  1/3 cup oil
  •  3 eggs



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly spray a 9 x 13 inch pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Sprinkle the coconut, chocolate chips, and pecans on the bottom of the pan.
  4. Mix the german chocolate cake mix with the oil, eggs, and water using a spatula or hand mixer on low.
  5. Pour the cake mix on top of the coconut/chocolate chip/pecan layer.
  6. In a saucepan, melt the butter and cream cheese.
  7. Using a spatula or hand mixer on low, beat in 1 pound of powdered sugar until it's smooth to the butter/cream cheese.
  8. Spread this mixture on top of the uncooked german chocolate cake in the pan, and swirl into the cake mix using a knife.
  9. 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.
  10. Store any left over cake in the fridge. Enjoy your cake!