Upside-Down Chocolate Cream Cheese Cake

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by Pinay0618

Chocolate, cream cheese, pecans and coconut - how bad can it be? From

Top Review by Sherrybeth

We call this Earthquake Cake and it is out of this world. It's a family favorite, a requested recipe for many potlucks and the kids love it. Thanks for posting!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. PREHEAT oven to 350°F
  2. Line bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking pan with wax paper or parchment paper.
  3. Grease paper and sides of pan.
  4. Sprinkle chocolate chips, nuts and coconut evenly on bottom of pan.
  5. PREPARE cake mix according to package directions.
  6. Carefully spoon batter over ingredients in prepared pan.
  7. HEAT cream cheese and butter in medium saucepan over medium-low heat until melted (mixture may not appear smooth).
  8. Stir in powdered sugar until smooth.
  9. Drizzle mixture over cake batter.
  10. BAKE for 45 to 55 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center of chocolate portion comes out clean.
  11. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes.
  12. Invert onto wire rack.
  13. Carefully remove paper.
  14. Cool completely.
  15. Carefully transfer to serving platter.

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