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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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Tips

Cake Pops-using a food processor

Cake Pops-using a food processor

Bake any cake mix according to package directions. Let cake cool completely.Break the cake into pieces and put them in a food processor with the slicing or dough blade. Process at a steady speed, not pulsing.The cake pieces will eventually turn into a dough-like ball. If the cake is dry and not forming the ball easily, you can add buttercream icing a little at a time. Since the cake ingredients have been completely cooked, it it safe to mold the 'dough' into balls, dip in chocolate, nuts, or sprinkles and leave at room temperature to serve.


Healthy Substitution

Healthy Substitution

When you are baking cookies, muffins, or sweet kinds of breads, try substituting half of the fat in the recipe for pureed prunes or applesauce. It will add nutritional value to what you are baking and make the baked good very moist. Plus, it is a good way to add some fruits into your childrens' diets.





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