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    Earthquake Cake

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    1 hr

    10 mins

    50 mins

    mandabears's Note:

    Easy, chocolate, gooey, Did I say EASY?

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    • 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 1/3 cups water, to prepare cake
    • 1/2 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)
    • 1/2 cup butter, softened
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
    • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate morsel


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

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 04, 2011


      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 !!

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    • on July 27, 2006


      I didn't even get a piece, but everyone else loved it!!!!!11 My son wanted me to bake a chocolate cake. I hate baking, and I hate making frosting, but I wanted to make something more than a boring, unfrosted chocolate cake. I found your recipe, and I had everything except the coconut, which my husband won't eat. This got incredible raves from my family and also camping friends. It was gone so fast, I never even got to taste it.

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    • on July 22, 2004


      I fixed this for houseguests, and had to send my printed off copy home with them. Need I say more? One note aside, either my pan was too small, or we should add a note to cover the bottom of the oven with foil (which I HAD done!)

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    Nutritional Facts for Earthquake Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (2021 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 7937.7
    Calories from Fat 4785
    Total Fat 531.6 g
    Saturated Fat 215.7 g
    Cholesterol 1055.7 mg
    Sodium 6935.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 762.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 47.0 g
    Sugars 519.2 g
    Protein 98.6 g

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