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 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.
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 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.
- 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
- 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.