I like messy stuff. I like messy food. I’m basically a pig with opposable thumbs.
So when I saw the recipe for Earthquake Cake over at The First Year, I knew I had to make the attempt. The attempt at duplicating this delicious looking cake. And gotta admit it wasn’t too difficult. Even for my bakery-challenged self.
For folks like me who understand how hyperlinks work but are too lazy to use them (go us!), here’s the recipe, along with my modifications [they’ll be in red, because festive]:
1 box German Chocolate Cake Mix (PREPARE WITH OIL, EGG AND WATER AMOUNTS LISTED HERE) [I used regular-ol’ chocolate cake mix.]
1/3 cup oil
3 eggs [I used 2 whole eggs, and one egg white.]
1 and 1/3 cup water
2/3 cup shredded coconut
2/3 cup chocolate chips [I used a full cup. Because chocolate.]
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup butter [I used margarine. A “butter-like” type.]
8 oz cream cheese [I used light cream cheese. I don’t think fat free would cut it, but I may try next go-round.]
[Dash of vanilla]
1 pound powdered sugar (3 and 3/4 cups)
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