Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Earthquake Cake

This recipe is from my sister in law and it's my favorite cake. It is rich and definitely satisfies the sweet tooth. The reason it's called earthquake cake is because it really looks like the result of an earthquake. The center of the cake sinks in and you see different layers (like in the earth) and there are even visible fault lines. It's the only cake that you don't need to frost because it is gooey and rich like a brownie or a chocolate molten cake. For our family home evening lesson on Monday night I decided to have a lesson on emergency preparedness and we went through each room in the house and talked about what to do if an earthquake happened if you happened to be in that room. Where were the safe places to take cover and where were the danger zones. Our kids really enjoyed it and afterward we had earthquake cake!

Earthquake Cake
  • 1 German Chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup nuts
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 pkg cream cheese
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 stick of butter
In a 9 X 13 inch pan, sprinkle nuts and coconut. Mix cake mix according to directions on box. Pour over nuts and coconut. Soften the cream cheese and butter, add powdered sugar and mix well. Pour mixture over the cake gently stirring it into the cake. Use a butter knife to make a pretty marble design.

Bake at about 350 degrees for 37 minutes or according to directions on cake mix box. Serve warm! It's great with vanilla ice cream as well.

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