earthquake cake

This is literally the best cake that I have ever tasted. The best part is, (besides the gooey layers of sugary goodness), is that it is SO EASY to make! I have made it twice now and made many new friends with it. Thanks Shoshana Franco for the recipe!


Earthquake Cake (Also known as Berlin cake or Das cake on the night we renamed it after the big Earthquake…)

1 box chocolate cake (preferably German chocolate) and the ingredients needed for the cake mix (oil, water, eggs)

1 box of powdered sugar

1 cup of pecans or walnuts

1 cup coconut (or more if you are me 🙂 )

1 8oz. bar of cream cheese (softened)

1 stick of butter (melted)

Spray/Grease a 13×9 inch pan. Spread both the nuts and coconut on the bottom of the pan. Then make your cake mix according to the directions on the box. Spread over your coconut and nuts. Then mix your butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar together. Then spread all over your cake. Bake in the oven at 350 for 40-50 minutes uncovered. Just make sure the cake is cooked all the way through with the toothpick test before you take it out. The cream cheese frosting makes this cool white marbleized effect through the chocolate cake.

Green kitchen-aide mixer and husband to lick the spatula also enhance the earthquake cake experience.

Let cool, and enjoy! Try not to eat the entire pan.


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