Chocolate Earthquake Cake is a cake that is immense in flavor and super easy to make. There are a few different recipes for this tremendous cake floating on the internet. However, I have to tell you that I am sharing the best-ever Chocolate Earthquake Cake. A deep, rich chocolate flavor, cream cheese tucked inside that bubbles up like an earthquake.
What this cake amounts to is a super moist cake-like brownie that is covering dollops of Cream Cheese, topped with miniature Chocolate Chips to please even the ‘Chocolholics’ of the world.
If there were ever two flavors meant to be together, it is Chocolate and Cream Cheese. There is no reason anyone would have to choose between those two flavors ever again. With this cake you have the best of both worlds. That is not all there is to this cake though, you also get a layer of pecans and coconut in this delicious and delectable treat.
- 1 Box Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
Ingredients listed on your cake mix box for preparation
- 1 ½ c. Shredded coconut
- ½ c. Chopped pecans
- 8 oz. Block of cream cheese
- ½ c. Melted butter unsalted
- 2 ½ c. Powdered sugar
- 1 c. Chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Sprinkle ½ cup of chopped pecans and 1 ½ cups of shredded coconut in the bottom of a well greased casserole dish.
Prepare the chocolate fudge cake according to package instructions.
Spread the cake batter in an even layer over top of the shredded coconut and pecans.
Blend the cream cheese in a mixing bowl until smooth.
Add the melted butter to the cream cheese, and blend again until smooth and creamy.
Mix in the powdered sugar to the cream cheese mixture a little at a time until it is all well combined.
Drop the cream cheese mixture in heaping spoonfuls all over the chocolate cake mix in the casserole dish.
Sprinkle ½ of the chocolate chips over the top of the cake, and bake for 40-45 minutes until a knife comes out clean when inserted into the center.
Remove the cake from the oven, allow to cool for a few minutes, and then sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips into the cracks and crevices created in the cake while baking.