filed under: Cakes on September 28, 2017Gooey, rich, and delicious! This Earthquake Cake is full of chocolate, pecan, and coconuts and is an explosion of flavor with each bite! Gooey, rich, and delicious! This Earthquake Cake is full of chocolate, pecan, and coconuts and is an explosion of flavor with each bite! Course: Dessert Cuisine: American Keyword: earthquake cake Servings: 12 people Author: Amanda Rettke 1 package chocolate cake mix plus ingredients called for on box 1 c sweetened shredded coconut 1/2 c chopped pecans 1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened 1/2 c butter melted 2 1/2 c powdered sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/4 tsp. salt 2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips Chocolate ice cream optionalInstructionsPreheat oven to 350° and grease a 9×13” pan with cooking spray.Prepare cake batter according to package directions.Sprinkle your coconut and peans onto bottom of prepared pan, then spread your cake mix over the top, set aside.Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and salt.Beat with a mixer until combined and dollop the mixture over the cake and then spread out.Sprinkle chocolate chips on top and bake for about 50 minutes or until center is set.Serve warm with ice cream if desired. Earthquake CakeI love a cake that’s instructions are: throw in everything but the kitchen sink. This Earthquake Cake is one of those classic cakes and really lives up to its name!It has gooey tunnels of goodness all around it which are filled with a chocolate and cream cheese surprise! From the outside, it looks just like your normal cake, but with each and every bite you have the addition of the cream cheese mixture, melty chocolate chips, coconut, and pecans! With its chocolate overload, this Earthquake Cake is a must make. You have all sorts of flavors with each fork full and you won’t be able to stop yourself from coming back for more! Want the from-scratch version? Try this amazing Chocolate Cake recipe!Photos by Tornadough AlliDid You Make This Recipe?Use the tag #YouAreBaker when posting a photo of your recipe, and make sure to follow @IAmBaker on Instagram! meet Amanda RettkeAmanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.