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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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Butter or margarine

Butter or margarine

When a recipe calls for butter...ALWAYS ALWAYS use butter. When it calls for butter OR margarine, then use either. Here's the biggest reason. It is the difference between a cookie that has a cakey kind of texture and one called a shortbread that MELTS in your mouth and is crumbly. The reason is margarine has water in it. You could use shortning in place of butter with maybe butter flavoring


floss it

floss it

always keep unflavored waxed dental floss handy...it is the easiest and cleanest way to cut your cakes in layers





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