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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!

Don’t forget to try Chocolate Fudge and Pumpkin too!

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Ingredients are as follows:

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

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease a 9×13″ pan.

Melt the butter either in the microwave or on the stove.

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Mix in the cream cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar.


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Fold in the chocolate chips and coconut; set aside.


cream cheese, chocolate chips, coconut


Prepare cake mix according to the package directions.

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Pour batter into prepared pan.

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Spoon dollops of the cream cheese mixture onto the batter leaving a 1″ edge.

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Lightly swirl the batter around continuing to leave a 1″ edge.

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Bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes.  Allow to cool before slicing.

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Slice, serve and enjoy!

Red Velvet Earthquake Cake