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Earthquake Cake

Earthquake Cake is the cake we enjoyed for our Labor Day BBQ!

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Carol, my awesome friend, made this yummy spin off a German Chocolate Cake Mix for us to enjoy…  and now I’m sharing it for all of you to enjoy too!!  You’ll just LOVE it!


Yield: 12

Earthquake Cake

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Earthquake Cake is the cake we enjoyed for our Labor Day BBQ!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • Earthquake Cake
  • 1 cup unsweetened grated coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 package German Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar


  1. Directions:
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Spray pan with cooking spray, scatter coconut and nuts on the bottom of your cake pan.
  4. Mix cake mix, water, oil, and eggs.
  5. Beat 1 minute.
  6. Pour in pan over coconut and nuts.
  7. Melt butter and combine with cream cheese and powdered sugar.
  8. Place 12 dollops of cream cheese mixture on top of cake.
  9. Swirl with knife.
  10. Bake for 40-45 minutes.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 541Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 199mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 2gSugar: 46gProtein: 5g

Earthquake Cake has a cool name and if there’s ever a real earthquake around here- I hope I get to eat this cake the whole time 🙂


AND if you missed the chance to enter the Gourmet Garden give-a-way on yesterday’s post just pop on over there and leave a comment… the prize is awesome!  You’ll get one of these Gourmet Garden gifts shipped right to your door:

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I hope you have a fabulous evening… it’s SO nice when the evenings start to cool off a little and it feels like fall is just around the corner!


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  1. Dena says:

    This recipe converts well to a Dutch Oven if you are into Dutch Oven cooking. Just line the pan with parchment paper.. when you tip it out they come running!!

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