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Karen "Sissy" Wommack

Serves/Makes:1- 9 X 13 or 2- 8 X 8

  • 1 cup (225 ml) pecans (halves or chopped)
  • 1 cup (225 ml) sweetened coconut
  • 1 box German Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1 8 oz (224 grm). package cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) butter (softened)
  • 1 16 oz (448 grm). box powdered sugar
  • vegetable spray
  • additional indredients as listed on cake mix box
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 C.).
  • Spray a 9 X 13 or 2-8 X 8 inch cake pans with cooking spray (I use the one with flour already in the can).
  • Spread the pecans and coconut in the bottom of your prepared pan.
  • Prepare the cake batter according to the directions on the cake mix box.
  • Spread the cake batter on top of the pecans and coconut.
  • Mix the cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar thoroughly together.
  • Take a tbsp and drop dollops of the cream cheese mixture in the center of the cake mix. Leave about a 1 inch edge around the cake's edge. If you put the cream cheese mixture too close to the edges it will spill over into your oven.
  • Bake at 350 degrees (175 C.) for 40 minutes. T
  • ake out of the oven and cool on a rack and serve the cake from the pan you cooked it in.
  • Note: I use throw away pans for this. The ones that come with the plastic tops, where you can store any left overs in the refrigerator, or to give away as a gift. (Which is what I do)
  • Note: Some people may prefer using a Devil's Food Cake Mix.
  • Sissy Note: The top of the cooked cake will look cracked and the Cake Mix mixture will come up through the Cream Cheese Dollops and over the sides of the dollops and the cream cheese mixture will brown some, making it look like dirty snow, or whatever. Unusual looking cake, but good, and the reason for the Name "Earthquake Cake".
I got this recipe from a friend of mine, Anita Stevenson. She is my attorney, George Long's assistant, and she probably thinks she is mine also, ha. I am a Century 21 Real Estate Agent here, so I put them through alot, especially Anita. She puts up with alot from me. I bake and take them things and one day when I called to tell them I was bringing them a cake, they told me to come by and get some of the one she made. They said it was an "Earthquake Cake" And of course I had to, and is GREAT. Anita is a good friend and a good assistant to a good Attorney.

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