Death by Chocolate Cake

Ann Simmons


I adopted this one and made a few changes. The cake is like an earthquake cake and very rich. I added the optional icings. They both are good with the cake but make it even more rich.
The photo is without icing.


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  • 1 pkg
    german chocolate cake mix
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese softened
  • 1 stick
    butter, softened
  • 1 lb
    powdered sugar
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 6 oz
    semi-sweet chocolate chips (opt)

  • 1 pt
    whipping cream (you don't have to use it all)
  • 1/2 stick
  • 1 lb
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon juice concentrate

  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 5 Tbsp
  • 6 oz
    semi-sweet chocolate chips

How to Make Death by Chocolate Cake


  1. Cake Directions:
  2. Grease and flour 9x13 cake pan.
  3. Put coconut and pecans in bottom of pan.
  4. Mix cake mix according to directions on box. If using chocolate chips, stir into cake batter.
  5. Pour over nuts and coconut.
  6. Mix cream cheese, butter, vanilla & powdered sugar.
  7. Drop by spoonfuls on top of cake.
  8. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until done.
  9. Optional Icing I Directions:
  10. Melt butter and add to box of powdered sugar.
  11. Add lemon juice.
  12. Slowly add whipping creme.
  13. Pour over warm cake. (Cool cake for about 20 minutes)
  14. Optional Icing II Directions:
  15. Combine sugar, butter and milk. Boil for 1 minute.
  16. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips.
  17. Pour over warm cake. (Cool cake for about 20 minutes)

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About Death by Chocolate Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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