Mmmm....chocolate...and coconut...and more chocolate...and walnuts...and more chocolate...and cream cheese...does it really get much better than this? I didn't think so either! My friend, Melissa, found this recipe posted several times by approving pinners on Pinterest and I researched to find the original recipe, which was no surprise to me, came from the Duncan Hines web site.
Kin to my cream cheese brownie recipe, this is a great step up with even more flavor.
Thanks for letting me use your photos, Melissa--so scrumptious looking!
Recipe from the Duncan Hines Web site
- 1 box Duncan Hines German Chocolate Cake Mix
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/3 c. water
- 1/2 c. oil
- 1 c. coconut
- 1/2 c. chopped walnuts
- 8 oz. softened cream cheese
- 1 stick softened butter
- 2 c. powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 pkg. chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly spray a 9’x13’ pan with cooking spray. In the bottom of pan, put the coconut and nuts.
- Mix cake mix according to package directions. Spread batter over the nuts and coconut.
- In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar until fluffy. Spread over the batter. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes. Cool. Serve with Cool Whip.
- When this comes out of the oven, it looks like it has exploded (it does not actually explode, so it won't mess up your oven!). That’s why it's called an Earthquake Cake. The cream-cheese mixture sinks and the nuts and coconut rise, and it looks really funky!! But it tastes delicious!!