Monday, June 18, 2007

Earthquake Cake

Prep: 20 minutes plus baking
Yield: 9x13 cake

1 cup choppped nuts
1 cup coconut
1 Deluxe German Chocolate Cake mix, batter made according to package directions
1 8 oz package cream cheese
1 pound powdered sugar
1 cube butter, softened

Grease 9x13 cake pan and spread with chopped nuts & coconut. Pour cake batter over nuts. Mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar & butter until well blended and drizzle/spread over top of batter.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Turn oven down to 300 and bake 30 minutes more.

Tips & Tricks:
You can use a regular chocolate cake or german chocolate cake batter from scratch in place of the mix, although it will be slightly more batter than is needed. Use reserved batter for cupcakes. Any chocolate cake mix will work in place of german chocolate. This recipe turns out ooey gooey delicious and no frosting is needed.

How Kids Can Help:
Older kids can prepare cake batter and possibly make this entire cake themselves. Kids can help drizzle filling on the cake batter & spread nuts & coconut in the pan. Little kids can chop nuts with a pampered chef chopper.

Suggested Sides:
Vanilla Ice Cream.


Belladonna said...
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Belladonna said...

Well, I must be an unobservant clod. I was just marveling at all the amazing recipes here and wishing there were tags to the categories. I totally didn't see that there ARE. Now that I've found them I'm even more pleased. Now if I could just find someone to cook these lovely yummies for me...but yeah, I guess that is asking for a bit much.