Earthquake Cake

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Earthquake Cake

My hubby had surgery on his heart on Wednesday and had to spend the night in the hospital so when he came home yesterday I knew we all needed a chocolate treat to celebrate the success of his surgery and I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for a long time.  It is awesome!

2/3 cup shredded coconut

2/3 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1 German Chocolate cake mix

1/3 cup oil

3 eggs

1 1/3 cups water

1/2 cup butter

8 oz cream cheese

1 pound powdered sugar (about 3 3/4 cups)

1  Preheat oven to 350.  Lightly spray 9 x 13″ pan with cooking spray.

2  Sprinkle coconut, chocolate chips and pecans in bottom of pan.

3  Beat cake mix, oil, eggs and water on low until well combined the pour over coconut, chips and nuts in pan.

4  Melt butter and cream cheese then with mixer on low beat powdered sugar into butter/cream cheese mixture until smooth.  Pour this mixture over cake batter in pan then swirl into cake batter with knife.

5  Bake 35 – 45 minutes or until cake does not wobble in pan when shaken.  Toothpick test won’t work because cake is meant to be gooey.

(I took some leftover homemade chocolate frosting, melted it in the microwave and then drizzled it over the cake but honestly it doesn’t need frosting if you don’t want it.)

recipe comes from The First Year

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