Enjoy this Earthquake cake, it's the perfect combination of German Chocolate Cake and Cheese cake filling. #chocolate #cheesecake #cake #cakemix
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Earthquake Cake

When this comes out of the oven, it seems an earthquake has happened - a chocolate quake!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cake Mix Recipes, Dessert Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 24 servings
Calories 271kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 box German Chocolate cake mix
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 stick butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 pound confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Grease bottom only of 9x13-inch pan. Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Mix coconut and pecans and spread in bottom of pan. Prepare cake mix according to package directions and pour over coconut-pecan mixture.
  • Cream together remaining ingredients and spoon in dollops over cake batter. Bake 45-50 minutes.
  • Note: The cake gets its name from its appearance after baking


Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 214mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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