Earthquake German Chocolate Cake Recipe
This easy, German chocolate cake recipe gets a twist: it’s an earthquake cake, loaded with rich, gooey, delicious ingredients that give it a special look. Part of what makes it so easy is I use a boxed cake. Hey if you want to go full on homemade go for it, some days I just want easy and tasty and this Earthquake German Chocolate Cake Recipe scores on both tasty and easy!
Throw in some more chocolate, coconut and yum pecans (or skip the nuts) and this is one tasty dessert that has a few of my favorite things! If you want a scrumptious treat that is sure to please everyone but oh so easy to make then Earthquake German Chocolate Cake Recipe is for you. Let’s get to this recipe shall we?Print
This easy, German chocolate cake recipe gets a twist: it’s an earthquake cake, loaded with rich, gooey, delicious ingredients that give it a special look.
- 1 box of German chocolate cake mix
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup water
- 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut
- 2/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup crushed up pecans
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 3 ½ cups powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 9×13 pan with a non-stick spray.
- Start by layering the coconut, chocolate chips and pecans on the bottom of your prepared pan. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, oil, eggs and water until combined. Pour the cake mix batter over the top of your layers in the pan and lightly spread around.
- In a small saucepan, melt the butter and cream cheese on the stovetop. Pour the butter and cream cheese mixture into a large bowl and add in the powdered sugar. Using a mixer, mix together the powdered sugar and butter until a creamy consistency has been reached.
- Spoon the cream cheese mixture over the top of the cake mix layer in your pan. Then, swirl a knife around the cake pan to create a swirling pattern between the cream cheese and cake mix. Don’t mix too much, just enough to combine the two with a pretty pattern.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes. Cool completely before cutting if you want clean slices. If you don’t mind a dump style cake and want to eat it warm, there’s no harm in that!
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Now doesn’t this Earthquake German Chocolate Cake Recipe sound oh so tasty? You might even want to double the recipe as I can tell you it never lasts long around my house. What’s not to love between the chocolate, the toasted coconut and the ooey gooey goodness? It’s fun for a party, potluck and almost any occasion. No need to tell everyone that this Earthquake German Chocolate Cake Recipe didn’t take you hours to make. Just show up with it at the next gathering and you’ll be the most popular person, okay the cake will be popular but you can enjoy the glory too. In all seriousness, it’s a yummy dessert that you most likely already have all of the ingredients for and it’s one everyone will enjoy devouring.
Make sure you pin this Earthquake German Chocolate Cake Recipe for later! My family and I enjoy making this dessert and of course eating it even more. It’s become a family favourite and now we have friends asking us to bring it to gatherings. I love that it’s so scrumptious and easy to make. Have I mentioned I like easy recipes?
So what are you waiting for go and make this tasty treat now. Your friends and family will thank you in between bites. If you do make it let us know how you like it, we’d love to hear from you.