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Cinnamon Swirl Earthquake Cake

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“I have had this recipe for a long time, but just made it recently and I have a feeling I will be making it often. My DH loved it! It is like a big gooey cinnamon roll baked in a pan. Yummy!”

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9 x 13 pan.
  3. Cover bottom of pan with chopped pecan. Then spread coconut over the pecans.
  4. In a mixing bowl mix Cinnamon Swirl Cake according to dirctions on box but add 1 teaspoons cinnamon to the cake mix.
  5. Add cinnamon swirl packet to cake mix but start and stop your mixer 6-7 times.
  6. Pour cake mixtire over coconut and pecans.
  7. In a mixing bowl, cream together soft margarine, cream cheese, confectioners sugar and 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon.
  8. Drop by spoonfuls in dollups on top of cake batter. Take a knife and run it through the cream cheese mixture a little bit to swirl the top of the cake, but not too much! You still want to have the cream cheese in clumps.
  9. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Like a typical earthquake cake, it will fall and look like an earthquake hit it.

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