Earthquake Cake – A gooey, sweet treat for the family

Published 2:00 pm Thursday, February 1, 2024

By Andrea Burroughs

Earthquake Cake is such a gooey, delicious treat that is hard to say no to a slice. I had Earthquake Cake for the first time when I was in high school. It was during my senior year in my Family and Consumer Science class, or Home Economics. We were learning how to cook and we each had to bring in a recipe that we wanted to make and share with the class.

One of my classmates brought in a recipe for Earthquake Cake. Before then, I had never heard of this dessert and wondered what it could possibly look or taste like. It looked like a mess when it was done, but it tasted very good and was a hit with the class that day. I think I’ve only had the cake once more since then, and I enjoyed it just as much.

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Try making this recipe and see if you enjoy it as much as I did.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of coconut
  • 1 German chocolate cake mix
  • 1 stick of margarine or butter
  • 1 cup of chopped pecans
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese
  • 1/16 ounce box of powdered sugar

Preparation

Spray a 9 x 13 pan with PAM cooking spray. Spread the coconut and pecans on the bottom of the pan. Then, mix the cake mix according to directions on the box and pour over the pecans and coconut. Mix the cream cheese and butter together, then slowly add the powdered sugar. Then, beat the mixture together until it is smooth. Pour in the leftover cake mix and bake for one hour at 350 degrees.

It was during my senior year in my Family and Consumer Science class, or Home Economics. We were learning how to cook, and we each had to bring in a recipe that we wanted to make and share with the class.

One of my classmates brought in a recipe for Earthquake Cake. Before then, I had never heard of this dessert and wondered what it could possibly look or taste like. It looked like a mess when it was done, but it tasted very good and was a hit with the class that day. I think I’ve only had the cake once more since then, and I enjoyed it just as much.

Try making this recipe and see if you enjoy it as much as I did.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of coconut
  • 1 German chocolate cake mix
  • 1 stick of margarine or butter
  • 1 cup of chopped pecans
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese
  • 1/16 ounce box of powdered sugar

Preparation

Spray a 9 x 13 pan with PAM cooking spray. Spread the coconut and pecans on the bottom of the pan. Then, mix the cake mix according to directions on the box and pour over the pecans and coconut. Mix the cream cheese and butter together, then slowly add the powdered sugar. Then, beat the mixture together until it is smooth. Pour in the leftover cake mix and bake for one hour at 350 degrees.