I’ve never tried an Earthquake cake before, and honestly I can’t believe I waited so long! They’re usually made with a German chocolate cake mix, however I wanted to use red velvet and I also prepared it in a different way. Instead of putting the coconut on the bottom, I mixed mine with the cream cheese, tossed in some chocolate chips, and skipped the nuts. This cake was so moist and delicious! I love how simple it is to make…and it is so good it doesn’t even need a frosting. If you’re in a hurry and need a quick and easy dessert, make sure you try this one…you won’t be disappointed!
1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix (plus the ingredients needed to prepare the cake)
1/2 C butter
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
2 C powdered sugar
1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 C coconut
Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease a 9×13″ pan.
Melt the butter either in the microwave or on the stove.
Mix in the cream cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar.
Fold in the chocolate chips and coconut; set aside.
Pour batter into prepared pan.
Spoon dollops of the cream cheese mixture onto the batter leaving a 1″ edge.
Lightly swirl the batter around continuing to leave a 1″ edge.
Bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes. Allow to cool before slicing.
Slice, serve and enjoy!