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”.
Porch Days says
This cake sounds so good. Cream cheese makes anything better! I have had a couple of people check out my blog and they haven't had the problem you speak of. I use a MacBook Pro and Apple computers don't usually get a virus. I hope the problem does not continue for you. Nancy
I too am not all that crazy about cake mixes, but love using them as a base for other cakes or desserts. I have several favorites, but am always on the lookout for new recipes. We will definitely be giving this one a try (the easy triple chocolate cake remains our favorite though–try it with a devil's food mix versus german chocolate if you REALLY like chocolate–wow!).
Okay, how's a girl supposed to lose 10 pounds so her pants fit looser with YOU around sharing all of your desserts?!
Alea, this looks wonderful and I love that it is so easy to do. I hope you'll go ahead and post your recipe for cowboy caviar. The world thrives on diversity and we need lots of different recipes for the same dish. I hope you are having a fabulous day. Blessings…Mary
Looks delicious! I rarely bake, so if I do, I'm not strict about homemade versus mix – husband is happy with more or less anything 🙂
the country cook says
That looks really good! I'm halfway between a purist and a cake doctor. I love doing things from scratch, but I have no qualms busting out the box mixes when I'm in a pinch for time. – http://www.delightfulcountrycookin.com
I would say that is a .9 on the earthquake scale! Yummy. As long as it tastes good I don't care if it starts with a mix.
My daughter is so excited you shared this post! We will be making more crafts today after we get back from the park for their dolls. She is dreaming of visiting their store in New York! I will post it this afternoon sometime, and again thank you so much for sharing it! You made two little girls very very happy! 😉
Jill, The American Girl Shine On Team follows me on twitter, as well as a several American Girl fans, so I was thrilled to be able to share your post on twitter. Your post has to be much more interesting to some of my followers than squash! 😀
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment! I enjoy doing lots of crafts and activities with my girls, as well as teaching them to cook. Hope you have a great weekend!
black eyed susans kitchen says
Right up our alley…my daughter and I will be trying this recipe very soon. Yummmm…everything we love in one cake!