Earthquake Cake

Recipe by mandabears

Easy, chocolate, gooey, Did I say EASY?

Top Review by Sams Mom

We LOVE this recipe. I actually wanted to post this recipe but see that I was beat to it. This is a big hit with my hubby. He doesn't care for pecans, so I add mini chocolate chips instead and it turns out fine. What an easy cake to take on the road. Great picnic dessert. I do bake in a pan larger than 13X9 cause mine bakes out in a pan that size. That would be my only change. Delicious recipe and Thank you for posting !!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) package devil's food cake mix or 1 (18 ounce) package chocolate cake mix (any type you like, I use Duncan Hines)
  • 1 13 cups water, to prepare cake
  • 12 cup vegetable oil, to prepare cake
  • 3 large eggs, to prepare cake
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (I use pecans or english walnuts)
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened (I usually use low fat)
  • 12 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 34 cup semisweet chocolate morsel


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 13 x 9 pan.
  3. I use Pam cooking spray.
  4. Evenly sprinkle nuts and coconut on bottom of pan.
  5. In a large bowl prepare cake mix: Blend cake mix, water, oil and eggs at low speed for 30 seconds.
  6. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  7. Pour batter over nuts and coconut.
  8. In a separate bowl mix the cream cheese, butter confectioners sugar and vanilla extract until smooth.
  9. Drop by spoonfuls over batter, do not mix in Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 5o minutes.

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