Earthquake Cake


Pretty weird name for a cake.  Well, the name is well deserved when you look at the end product, cracked with crevices on top gives it a unique look…..  relaxed, not perfect, ideal holiday dessert.

Makes 1 cake


  • 1 box good quality chocolate cake mix and the ingredients you will need to prepare it on the back of the box.
  • 240 ml coconut
  • 240 m pecan pieces
  • 120 ml margarine, softened
  • 230 g cream cheese, softened
  • 450 g icing sugar
  • 5 ml vanilla


  • spray medium pan  and set oven to 180°C.  S
  • pread the coconut and pecan pieces evenly on the bottom of pan.
  • Prepare the cake mix according to directions on box, and pour over coconut and pecan pieces.
  • Mix margarine, cream cheese, vanilla and powered sugar well together.
  • Spoon over cake in dollops, no need to spread evenly.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes.
  • Check with toothpick/cake tester for doneness.
  • Cake will be cracked on top, but should be moist.


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