Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Earthquake Cake

Earthquake Cake

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From the kitchen of dplund

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
35-40 minutes
Tags: Contains nuts, Good for parties/potlucks


1 cup pecans, chopped
1 cup coconut
1 German chocolate cake mix, plus ingredients to prepare
1 package (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
1 pound confectioner's sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Grease 9x13 oblong pan with shortening.

  3. Mix and spread pecans and coconut evenly on bottom of pan.

  4. Mix cake according to package. Pour over pecans and coconut.

  5. Mix powdered sugar and cream cheese together. Spread over cake mix.

  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes.

Note: When you mix cream cheese and powdered sugar, place cream cheese in microwave and warm to soften. Then add sugar, mix, and drizzle over cake mix.


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CSNALLEY54 says:

Great cake, simple to make and deliciously chocolate!

12/29/2015 5:51:05 PM

bb4l123 says:

Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum. I just love the feeling in my mouth as I taste it. Delicious! Everyone loves it..

12/24/2015 7:50:16 AM

smartin says:

This is one of the best cakes EVER!!! A must try. It get better each time you make it...

9/27/2013 6:02:46 PM

bambi33 says:

This cake is awesome. The guys especially raved about it.

12/16/2012 12:26:13 PM

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