Earthquake Cake

Earthquake Cake

5 from 9 reviews

A fun and easy cake recipe with pecans, coconut and pockets of sweetened cream cheese. This family friendly sweet treat has craters and crevices that give it that unique name.




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray deep 9×13 inch pan with nonstick baking spray. Evenly sprinkle pecans and coconut in the bottom of the pan.
  2. Mix the cake according to box instructions with egg, vegetable oil and water. In small bowl mix 3/4 cup chocolate chips with canola oil. Sprinkle with flour and stir to combine. Stir the chocolate chips in to the cake mix and spoon in the baking dish over the pecans and coconut.
  3. Melt the butter in the microwave and let it cool slightly. Using a mixer beat cream cheese until sooth and lump free.  Slowly add the melted butter and beat until smooth.   Add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time and mix until smooth. Drop the cream cheese mixture by rounded tablespoons randomly over the top of the cake.  Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips over the top.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes or just until the chocolate cake portion is just set.


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