Earthquake Cake

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1hr 10mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 (18 ounce) package German chocolate cake mix
  • 1 14 cups water (or as called for by the directions)
  • 3 eggs (or as called for by the directions)
  • 12 cup oil (or as called for by the directions)
  • 12 cup margarine (not spread or tub product)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 12 cups powdered sugar


  1. Grease 9x13 cake pan and preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cover bottom of pan with nuts and coconut.
  3. Mix cake as directed on package.
  4. Pour cake batter over nuts and coconut.
  5. Mix margarine and cream cheese until smooth.
  6. Add powdered sugar and mix well.
  7. Spoon over the cake batter.
  8. Bake 1 hour.
  9. Cool completely.
  10. Turn upside down on plates.

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