Chocolate Earthquake Cake II

Chocolate Earthquake Cake II

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"This is a wonderfully rich chocolate cake and very easy to make."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 373 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 373 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 19 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 48.6g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 297 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. Spread coconut and pecans over bottom of pan.
  3. Mix cake mix according to package directions. Pour over the pecans and coconut.
  4. Melt butter, add with cream cheese, vanilla, and confectioners' sugar to a medium-sized bowl and mix well. Spoon with a teaspoon over the cake.
  5. Bake cake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 50-55 minutes or until done.
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  1. 71 Ratings


This cake is very yummy and very sweet. I gave it 4 stars because it does not cook fully if you follow the recipe. I left it in the oven and told my husband to take it out when the timer beeped... not knowing how to cook, he didn't realize the whole middle was still raw. The edges taste fantastic though... I will definitely make this again but up the temp to 350! Thanks!


I first tried this recipe when my coworker brought it in for work. It was delicious, so I made it for my dad's bday. However, before attempting to make it, I noticed that all the cakes looked an earthquake had hit it, and the cake my coworker made had the cheesecake filling in the middle (like the picture posted by allrecipes). Therefore, when I poured the cake batter in the pan, I reserved 1/2 of it. Add the cheesecake filling by spoonfuls, cafefully spreading it to make a nice layer, and finishing it off with the leftover cake batter. It cooked longer than stated, but turned out delish while looking beautiful.


My first attempt was a disaster. I pulled this beautiful cake out of the oven, tripped over the dog, and it landed upside down on my kitchen floor! So, a couple of days later, when I was through being mad, I tried it again. This is a wonderful recipe! The only thing I am going to change is to up the cooking temp to 350 and lower the time to about 35-40 minutes. Otherwise, this is good stuff.