Earthquake Cake (Nuclear Option)
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Serves: 12
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • Eggs, oil and water for cake mix
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Spray a 13x9 pan with cooking spray. Scatter pecans and coconut evenly into pan. Prepare cake batter per manufacturer’s instructions and pour over pecans and coconut.
  2. Combine melted butter and cream cheese in a medium-sized bowl then beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, and beat on low until smooth and creamy.
  3. Drop heaping tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture evenly onto cake batter. Sprinkle cake with chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until set.
Recipe by The Midnight Baker at