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Earthquake Cake Recipe

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This Earthquake Cake Recipe uses Duncan Hines® Signature German Chocolate Cake Mix. Give it a try and share your recipe with us!

  • Hands-On Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 Hour 20 Minutes
  • Servings: Varies
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Ingredients

  • 1 box Signature German Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/3 c. water
  • 1/2 c. oil
  • 1 c. coconut
  • 1/2 c. chopped walnuts
  • 8 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 pkg. chocolate chips

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly spray a 9’x13’ pan with cooking spray. In the bottom of pan, put the coconut and nuts.
  2. Mix cake mix according to package directions. Spread batter over the nuts and coconut.
  3. In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar until fluffy. Spread over the batter. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes. Cool. Serve with Cool Whip.
  4. When this comes out of the oven, it looks like it has exploded (it does not actually explode, so it won't mess up your oven!). That’s why it's called an Earthquake Cake. The cream-cheese mixture sinks and the nuts and coconut rise, and it looks really funky!! But it tastes delicious!!

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Ghost Cupcakes

Ghost Cupcakes

Here's a simple tip for frighteningly good Halloween ghosts: Use the new Duncan Hines Decadent Black & White cupcake mix — because it includes white frosting and a piping bag! Just make the cupcakes and frosting according to the directions on the box. Fill the piping bag with frosting and push the tip into the center of the cupcake. Gently squeeze the bag, pulling it out and piping in a circular motion to make a cone. Use chocolate chips or chocolate frosting for the eyes and mouth.


Dusting cake pans

Dusting cake pans

When making a boxed cake mix, before you add the ingredients to your cake mix, spray your cake pan and then use dry cake mix to coat your pan! This is especially good when using a different color, other than white. Unless you use wax paper for the bottom





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