Welcome to the delicious world of the earthquake cake; let us tell you about this delicious new discovery you’re about to make. For those of you who have never heard of this glorious confection, it’s essentially a German chocolate cake upgraded with a cream cheese swirl--but much more magical than just that.
This cake starts off simple enough, but the oven transforms it into something positively jaw-dropping. The coconut, pecans, and chocolate chips standard in German chocolate cake are placed in the bottom of a pan and topped with the cake batter before the whole thing gets a silky cream cheese frosting layer. Under the influence of the warm oven, though, the coconut and chocolate chips drift up into the cake batter, and the cream cheese sinks in--as if the whole thing went through an earthquake.
The seriously delicious aftermath is a moist, gooey chocolate cake with luscious ribbons of cream cheese filling that taste almost like cheesecake. Now that’s a shakeup to be happy about!
Get the full recipe and step-by-step directions for the classic version from The First Year.
Don’t like pecans? No problem! Opt for the nut-free recipe from Oh So Delicioso.
Indulge your sweet tooth with this cake that’s peanut butter and chocolate rather than German chocolate with the recipe from I Wash You Dry.