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Earthquake Cake (Nuclear Option)

Your family will beg for more of this earthquake cake, so make sure to put it in your regular rotation!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: cakes, desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cake, earthquake cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 626kcal


  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • Eggs oil and water for cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 8- ounce package cream cheese at room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 626kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 475mg | Potassium: 322mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 3mg