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


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