Earthquake Cake... Lemon

1
Straws Kitchen(*o *)

By
@CinCooks

I copied this recipe out of a Taste of Home Magazine, (some years back, I think around 2006 or so).

I am posting it per a request by my Friend Pat.

p.s. Over the years I added a few of my own touches to the recipe.

Rating:

★★★★★ 6 votes

Comments:
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 c
    flaked coconut
  • 1 1/4 c
    *chopped pecans, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 pkg
    lemon cake mix
  • 1 1/4 c
    water
  • 1/4 c
    veg. oil
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 pkg
    (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c
    butter, melted
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • ·
    whipped cream (optional)
  • PREHEAT OVEN TO 350° (OR AT 325°); 2 - OPTIONS FOR BAKING

  • *OPTIONAL: HOLD BACK A FEW OF THE CHOPPED NUTS TO SPRINKLE OVER THE TOP JUST BEFORE POPPING CAKE INTO THE OVEN

How to Make Earthquake Cake... Lemon

Step-by-Step

  1. Mix together coconut & pecans and spread in the bottom of a 'buttered' 9x13" pan.
  2. Combine cake mix, water, oil and eggs in a large bowl. Beat for 2 min. on med. speed.
  3. Pour the cake mix batter over the nuts & coconut.
  4. Combine the softened cream cheese, butter & powdered sugar and cream together
    until smooth.
  5. Drop the cream cheese mixture in dollops into the batter already in pan and sprinkle chopped nut over the top.
  6. Bake at 350° for 45 to 55 minutes OR at 325° for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  7. When plated add a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle with chopped nuts.
  8. Note from Cin:
    To make cake healthier...use a sugar-free cake mix and fat-free cream cheese.

    Making your own homemade powdered sugar from Splenda:
    Cin's "Homemade Powdered Sugar for Diabetics" and a Frosting made with it

    You could also use Cool Whip Lite instead of heavy whipped cream.

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About Earthquake Cake... Lemon

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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