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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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Healthy Substitute

Healthy Substitute

When baking a vanilla cake or cupcake, replace the oil with the apple sauce. Use the same amount as directed in the recipe. It does not give off any apple flavor to your vanilla cupcakes.


thinking outside the frosting

thinking outside the frosting

I add the flavor creations to home made whipped cream frosting. Use a packet per pint of heavy whipping cream for subtle flavor or use two or more for more pronounced yum.





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