Chocolate Earthquake Cake I

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  • Published Aug 27th
  • Servings18
  • Calories380
This cake recipe can get really messy, but makes very yummy cake using German chocolate cake mix, cream cheese, and coconut.

Chocolate Earthquake Cake I Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Chocolate Earthquake Cake I for 18 servings:

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 (3.5 ounce) package flaked coconut
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package German chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar

Chocolate Earthquake Cake I Cooking Instructions

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The following are the steps to cook Chocolate Earthquake Cake I easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9x12 inch cake pan. Cover the bottom of the cake pan with the chopped nuts and the flaked coconut.
  2. 2 Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour batter over chopped nuts and coconut.
  3. 3 Melt butter or margarine, add cream cheese and confectioner's sugar. Stir until blended. Spoon over unbaked batter.
  4. 4 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 to 42 minutes. Please note: you cannot test for doneness, as the cake will appear sticky even when it is done. The icing sinks into the batter as it bakes, forming the white ribbon inside. Makes 16 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 380 calories; 17.4 grams of fat; 54.6 grams of carbohydrates; 3.5 grams of protein; 27 milligrams of cholesterol; 306 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jan 25th 2008

    As cakes go, this is at the top of MY RICHTER scale!!! I used 3 cups of the powdered sugar and after I dropped the cream cheese mixture by spoonfuls into the cake, I gently ran a knife thro ...

  2. Jul 25th 2007

    I only used 2 cups confectioners' sugar in the filling this was plenty sweet enough! I also added a teaspoon of coconut extract into the filling which brought out the flavor of the coconut i ...

  3. Apr 21st 2007

    This is the same recipe my aunt uses, except she goes with a richer, fudge cake mix. I prefer the fudgey richess over german chocolate, but this is great.

  4. Feb 22nd 2006

    Made this for my husband for his birthday. Wow what a great cake!! Decreased powdered sugar to about 3 cups and added 10 minutes to bake time per other reviewers and was perfect! Thanks f ...

  5. Jan 15th 2006

    This was the coolest looking cake! We loved it. Next time I will not add coconut or nuts, but love everything else.

  6. Jan 11th 2006

    This is one of my favorite desserts. My family/friends love this cake and I have often been offered $$ to bake it for them. I spoon the cream cheese mixture using a tsp over the batter so t ...

  7. Oct 11th 2005

    I am in LOVE with this cake! This is HEAVEN! I have to take this cake to work so I don't eat the whole 9x13 pan myself!Thank-you thank-you thank-you!

  8. Jun 25th 2002

    A yummy cake, but the baking time is off. I took the cake out after 50 minutes expecting the middle to "set up" as the recipe indicates. Mine did not. Thankfully, as moist as the cake is, ...

  9. May 17th 2000

    This recipe is also great made with a lemon cake mix.