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Earthquake Cake


Pecans, coconut, chocolate and cream cheese - what could be better? This layered cake dessert has everything! The cream cheese topping is baked with the cake.

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  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 box German chocolate cake mix
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pound powdered sugar


Servings 12
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 60mins
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Grease and flour a 9 by 13 inch cake pan.

Spread coconut and pecans on the bottom of prepared pan.

Mix cake according to package directions. Pour over pecans and coconut.

Melt butter.

Add cream cheese and powdered sugar. Mix well.

Pour in ribbons over cake mixture.

Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until done.

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