Earthquake Cake

(from Diane70’s recipe box)

This cake is amazing.

Source: RecipeThing user Ryan77

Categories: Cake


  • 1 box German chocolate cake mix
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 stick butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup pecans chopped


  1. Spray 13×9 inch pan with Pam or grease and flour pan.

  2. Spread coconut and pecans in bottom of pan.

  3. Mix cake mix according to package directions.

  4. Pour prepared cake mix over pecans and coconut in pan.

  5. Combine cream cheese, margarine, powdered sugar.

  6. Put globs of the mixture on top of the cake in the pan.

  7. Bake at 350F until done…around 30 minutes to 1 hour, or until cake pulls slightly away from sides of pan.

  8. Cool and serve in pan.

  9. Note: If you like the mixture more runny, add up to 1 cup of milk to the cream cheese mixture. Then pour over the cake before baking.

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