I am not a huge fan of cake mixes, but I do occasionally enjoy doctoring cake mixes. This doctored cake mix recipe was passed on to me by a friend. I can’t remember why, but she showed at my house with this cake (perhaps because I frequently tell my friends not to visit unless they come bearing chocolate). I took one bite and asked for the recipe! She said, “oh, it’s easy and started writing it down”. A delicious cake that is so easy to make my friend has it memorized is a recipe that is going to end up in my repertoire!
I take a knife and run it between the lumps of the cream cheese mixture (I didn’t take a picture, but I just play connect the dots).
It looks like an earthquake, thus the name, but it sure is tasty!
- 1 cup coconut
- 1 cup pecans chopped
- 1 8 oz. stick of cream cheese, softened
- 1 8 oz. stick of butter, melted
- 1 pound powdered sugar
- 1 chocolate cake mix, prepared according to the directions on the box (I used Pamela’s gluten free chocolate cake mix)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13 x 9 Baking Dish.
- Mix the coconut and pecans together. Sprinkle the coconut mixture on the bottom of the baking dish:
- Mix cake mix according to directions. Pour over the coconut mixture.
- Blend the butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar together.
- Drop by the tablespoon full on top of the cake mix. Take a knife and run it between the lumps of the cream cheese mixture.
- Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pan placed on top of a wire rack.
Do you like doctored cakes? Or are you a purist who only serves homemade desserts?
P.S. If you knock on my door and I ask for the password, the correct answer is “I have chocolate”.