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Chocolate Earthquake Cake I

Chocolate Earthquake Cake I

"This cake recipe can get really messy, but makes very yummy cake using German chocolate cake mix, cream cheese, and coconut."
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servings 380 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings


  • Calories:
  • 380 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 17.4 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 54.6g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 306 mg
  • 12%

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.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9x12 inch cake pan. Cover the bottom of the cake pan with the chopped nuts and the flaked coconut.
  2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour batter over chopped nuts and coconut.
  3. Melt butter or margarine, add cream cheese and confectioner's sugar. Stir until blended. Spoon over unbaked batter.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 to 42 minutes. Please note: you cannot test for doneness, as the cake will appear sticky even when it is done. The icing sinks into the batter as it bakes, forming the white ribbon inside. Makes 16 servings.

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  1. 97 Ratings

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This is one of my favorite desserts. My family/friends love this cake and I have often been offered $$ to bake it for them. I spoon the cream cheese mixture using a tsp over the batter so that ...

Most helpful critical review

Not a bad cake, and def. not the best cake either. Dont think I would make it again.

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This is one of my favorite desserts. My family/friends love this cake and I have often been offered $$ to bake it for them. I spoon the cream cheese mixture using a tsp over the batter so that ...

A yummy cake, but the baking time is off. I took the cake out after 50 minutes expecting the middle to "set up" as the recipe indicates. Mine did not. Thankfully, as moist as the cake is, I w...

I only used 2 cups confectioners' sugar in the filling this was plenty sweet enough! I also added a teaspoon of coconut extract into the filling which brought out the flavor of the coconut in th...

This is the same recipe my aunt uses, except she goes with a richer, fudge cake mix. I prefer the fudgey richess over german chocolate, but this is great.

This recipe is also great made with a lemon cake mix.

Made this for my husband for his birthday. Wow what a great cake!! Decreased powdered sugar to about 3 cups and added 10 minutes to bake time per other reviewers and was perfect! Thanks for a...

As cakes go, this is at the top of MY RICHTER scale!!! I used 3 cups of the powdered sugar and after I dropped the cream cheese mixture by spoonfuls into the cake, I gently ran a knife through ...

This was the coolest looking cake! We loved it. Next time I will not add coconut or nuts, but love everything else.

I am in LOVE with this cake! This is HEAVEN! I have to take this cake to work so I don't eat the whole 9x13 pan myself! Thank-you thank-you thank-you!

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