Earthquake Cake

What Is Earthquake Cake?

An earthquake cake is a chocolate cake that cracks open after it's done baking to reveal sweet cream cheese, shredded coconut, and melted chocolate! It's easily made with chocolate cake mix.

What You'll Need

You only need a handful of ingredients to make this chocolate cream cheese cake! Let's round them up and get started.

Make the Coconut Layer

Mix shredded coconut and chocolate chips together, then spread the mixture across the bottom of a baking dish.

Prepare the Cake Batter

Stir the cake mix of your choice together (with the ingredients that the box lists) and pour this over the coconut layer.

Add the Cream Cheese

Melt cream cheese and butter together and stir in the powdered sugar. Drizzle this over the cake batter, and smooth it out a bit.

Bake the Cake

Bake the cake for about 45 minutes, then pull it out. The center of the cake should still be a little bit wiggly. 


Allow the cake to cool for about half an hour before you slice into it. After that, serve with ice cream and enjoy!

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