Earthquake Cake is not what you would
call pleasing to the eye -- here's why: The main ingredients of this cake are a
packaged cake mix, cream cheese and powdered sugar.
The cake batter is poured into a 9 x 13 pan, and the cream cheese and powdered
sugar are combined and spooned over the cake batter.
When the cake is baking, the cream cheese mixture sinks into the cake, making
cracks and crevices throughout; hence the name Earthquake Cake.
What can you say about a chocolate cake with gobs of cream cheese, nuts and
coconut? Only this -- absolutely delicious.
1 C. coconut
1 C. chopped nuts
1 box chocolate cake mix
1 8 oz. package cream cheese
1/2 C. margarine or butter (1 stick)
1 t. vanilla
2 C. powdered sugar
3/4 C. chocolate chips
Grease a 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle nuts and coconut on bottom of pan. Mix cake mix as
directed on box. Pour over nuts and coconut. In separate bowl, mix together the
cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla. Mix well and drop by spoonfuls over
batter. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips.