Earthquake Cake I

Earthquake Cake I

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"This is like eating an upside down german chocolate cake."
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servings 311 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 311 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 16.3 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.4g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 250 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


  1. Prepare cake mix as directed on package.
  2. Lightly grease the bottom and sides of one 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Sprinkle coconut and nuts over bottom of pan. Pour cake batter over top.
  3. Combine 1/2 cup melted butter or margarine, cream cheese and 2 cups confectioners' sugar. Beat until smooth. Pour (spoon) over cake batter.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cake cool before frosting.
  5. To Make Frosting: Combine cocoa, cola and 1/2 cup margarine in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until mixture boils, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Pour mixture over remaining confectioners' sugar. Beat until smooth. Spread icing over cake. (If you like a thicker icing add more confectioners' sugar.


  1. 36 Ratings

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I bake cakes weekly for our companies employees birthdays. This cake was a HUGE success! The men in the plant were particularly fond of it. The creamy filling that falls to the middle as i...

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We made this cake for a family dinner party and it turned out very, very good. It's great for chocolate lovers. The homemade icing was rich and chocolaty. I also added extra confectioner's su...

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I bake cakes weekly for our companies employees birthdays. This cake was a HUGE success! The men in the plant were particularly fond of it. The creamy filling that falls to the middle as i...

I made this for my father-in-law's b-day and it was a hit. It was then requested for my husband's grandmother's birthday the following week. I did bake it a little longer than stated, just unt...

i made this cake and my son loved it, after he ate the last piece he said I NEEDED TO MAKE THIS CAKE AGAIN.SO A WEEK LATER I MADE THIS CAKE AGAIN BUT THIS I USED A CHOCOLATE FUGDE CAKE I DIDN'T ...

This cake is sooo good, the only reason I gave it 4 stars is because I had some problem taking the cut pieces out of pan because of the bottom layer, so next time, and there will be a next time,...

MMMM... chocolate-y and fairly easy too! With ingredients like choc cake, cream cheese, walnuts, coconut, chocolate/cola glaze... c'mon... what it NOT to like? Not the prettiest thing in the p...

As written, I give this recipe four stars. The first time I made it I followed the recipe almost exactly - I used German Chocolate cake mix and followed other reviews, adding 3 cups of powdered...

This is wonderful!! Everyone asks for it over again. It is also not difficult to make. I have made it several times, and will do so again, in fact, I am making it this weekend to take to a pitch...

I just made this for a coworker's birthday and the whole office said it was one of the best cakes they had ever eaten! Delicious!

My coworkers always ask me to bring this cake on food days. I like this earthquake cake recipe best because it also has a chocolate frosting on it.

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