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Earthquake Cake

When I first found this recipe I was intrigued by the name. It's become a family favorite.

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1hr 10mins
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ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 (18 ounce) package German chocolate cake mix
  • 1 14 cups water (or as called for by the directions)
  • 3 eggs (or as called for by the directions)
  • 12 cup oil (or as called for by the directions)
  • 12 cup margarine (not spread or tub product)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 12 cups powdered sugar

directions

  • Grease 9x13 cake pan and preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cover bottom of pan with nuts and coconut.
  • Mix cake as directed on package.
  • Pour cake batter over nuts and coconut.
  • Mix margarine and cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add powdered sugar and mix well.
  • Spoon over the cake batter.
  • Bake 1 hour.
  • Cool completely.
  • Turn upside down on plates.
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"When I first found this recipe I was intrigued by the name. It's become a family favorite."
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  1. mrsgoudde
    I made this for my women's outreach it was a hit. Thank you so much for sharing. With the holiday approaching I can't wait to make it again.
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  2. Just Sue
    I took this cake to a family function and it was a hit. My husband also was impressed with the way it came out of the oven and lived up to it's name.
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  3. Aunt Pam
    I picked this to make because of it's name! I hope it doesn't give nature any ideas..anyway. It was an instant hit with the boys. They mentioned it wasn't pretty, but it was VERY tasty. (Anyone else have a hard time frosting cakes?) Needless to say I had the oven light on and I had fun watching it cook. I thought of volcanos! It bubbles and quakes. I did find that next time I make this I will keep the sugar/cream cheese/ butter mixture away from the edges. Makes it not so crusty on the edges. So good..gonna go have a piece now!
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  4. kdp4640
    Chocolate, my favorite! And a bit of ooey, gooey goodness inside. This will be made several times at my house. Kids loved it, heck, we all did. When turned upside down on plate to serve, it is pretty to give it a light dusting or sprinkle of powdered sugar. That is, IF the plate isn't snatched up as soon as the cake hits it.
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  5. tlwill3
    This is a great cake. I had some at a family reunion. I had to try it for myself. easy to follow recipe.
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