Hurricane Cake

Hurricane Cake

103 Reviews 12 Pics
  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    50 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 5 m
Recipe by  Iris

“An easy and delicious cake, also known as Earthquake Cake. Coconut and pecans are baked under a German chocolate cake mix, with a cream cheese mixture on top that sinks into the batter as it bakes.”

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Original recipe yields 1 - 9x13 inch pan



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Melt and spread 1/2 cup margarine in the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Sprinkle coconut and pecans evenly over the bottom of pan; set aside.
  2. Prepare cake mix as directed on package. Pour batter over coconut and pecans in pan. In a saucepan over low heat, melt cream cheese and 1/2 cup margarine. Stir in confectioners' sugar until mixture is smooth. Spoon cream cheese mixture randomly over top of cake batter.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool and serve from the pan.

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Reviews (103)

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This is one of the best cakes I've ever had. I'm not that fond of German Chocolate cake mixes so I used a Devil Foods. The third time I made it, I sprinkled some semi-sweet chocolate chips in the pecan layer and that made it even better. The cake is so moist and delicious. The second day it's even better. Another thing, the first time I made it the pecan/coconut layer stuck to the bottom really bad so the next 3 times I cooked it (yeah it's a big hit), I lined the cake pan with parchment paper with the paper overlapping the sides so when the cake was cooled I could pop it out the pan and put it on a decorative plate. There was no sticking whatsoever.



Delicious. Best to leave it overnight or for several hours though before eating as it needs time to blend and settle.



This cake is great! I do not use butter in the bottom of the pan. I just sprinkle the nuts and coconut on the bottom and pour cake batter on top. The cake comes out of the pan fine that way.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 610 cal
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 32.2 g
  • 50%
  • Carbs
  • 78.8 g
  • 25%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 565 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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