This is like eating an upside down german chocolate cake.

Bobbi
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Prepare cake mix as directed on package.

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  • Lightly grease the bottom and sides of one 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Sprinkle coconut and nuts over bottom of pan. Pour cake batter over top.

  • Combine 1/2 cup melted butter or margarine, cream cheese and 2 cups confectioners' sugar. Beat until smooth. Pour (spoon) over cake batter.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cake cool before frosting.

  • To Make Frosting: Combine cocoa, cola and 1/2 cup margarine in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until mixture boils, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Pour mixture over remaining confectioners' sugar. Beat until smooth. Spread icing over cake. (If you like a thicker icing add more confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

310.9 calories; 2.7 g protein; 40.4 g carbohydrates; 30.6 mg cholesterol; 249.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (27)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
I bake cakes weekly for our companies employees birthdays. This cake was a HUGE success! The men in the plant were particularly fond of it. The creamy filling that falls to the middle as it bakes is a wonderful surprise. But do take note!! Baking time IS longer than indicated. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/05/2004
We made this cake for a family dinner party and it turned out very very good. It's great for chocolate lovers. The homemade icing was rich and chocolaty. I also added extra confectioner's sugar (about 1 cup) to make the icing thicker. It's a very easy cake to make too. It went well with vanilla ice cream! Read More
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37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
I bake cakes weekly for our companies employees birthdays. This cake was a HUGE success! The men in the plant were particularly fond of it. The creamy filling that falls to the middle as it bakes is a wonderful surprise. But do take note!! Baking time IS longer than indicated. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
I bake cakes weekly for our companies employees birthdays. This cake was a HUGE success! The men in the plant were particularly fond of it. The creamy filling that falls to the middle as it bakes is a wonderful surprise. But do take note!! Baking time IS longer than indicated. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2006
I made this for my father-in-law's b-day and it was a hit. It was then requested for my husband's grandmother's birthday the following week. I did bake it a little longer than stated just until the toothpick came out clean-- an extra 10-15 mins. Also this cake is somehow even more delicious the next day. Y U M M Y!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2003
i made this cake and my son loved it after he ate the last piece he said I NEEDED TO MAKE THIS CAKE AGAIN.SO A WEEK LATER I MADE THIS CAKE AGAIN BUT THIS I USED A CHOCOLATE FUGDE CAKE I DIDN'T KNOW IT POSSIBLE TO IMPROVE ON THIS CAKE BUT I DID. THANKS FOR THE RECIPE IT WAS GREAT. WILL MAKE IT AGAIN AND AGAIN SHERRY L. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2004
This cake is sooo good the only reason I gave it 4 stars is because I had some problem taking the cut pieces out of pan because of the bottom layer so next time and there will be a next time I am going to make sure that I really oil the pan better or but some type of paper on the bottom of the pan for easier serving....the taste and conbination of ingredients made this cake really special!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2003
This is wonderful!! Everyone asks for it over again. It is also not difficult to make. I have made it several times and will do so again in fact I am making it this weekend to take to a pitch in. I first tried it at a local restaurant and decided to see if it was on All Recipes! Of course it was! YUM Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I just made this for a coworker's birthday and the whole office said it was one of the best cakes they had ever eaten! Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2010
MMMM... chocolate-y and fairly easy too! With ingredients like choc cake cream cheese walnuts coconut chocolate/cola glaze... c'mon... what it NOT to like? Not the prettiest thing in the pan but interesting looking... and the bake time was correct for me FYI. Everyone that tried this cake liked it too! I am sure I will make it again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2008
As written I give this recipe four stars. The first time I made it I followed the recipe almost exactly - I used German Chocolate cake mix and followed other reviews adding 3 cups of powdered sugar pecans instead of walnuts and baking for an hour. I thought it was just ok - I found it a bit dry. My husband loved it though so I decided to try again. The second time it came out phenomenal! This time I used Betty Crocker triple chocolate fudge cake mix and instead of 3 cups of powdered sugar in the frosting I further reduced the quantity to 2 cups. I also skipped the coconut. I used walnuts as written. I made the cake in a bunt pan and was careful to spread the frosting on the top of the batter but without letting the frosting to get too close to the edge. The second time around I softened the cream cheese too. The cream cheese melted into the cake leaving a delicious ribbon of cream cheese goodness at the bottom. It did not come out all bubbly like some of the pictures. It actually looked very nice. I definitely recommend using a bundt pan instead of a 13 x 9 pan. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2003
My coworkers always ask me to bring this cake on food days. I like this earthquake cake recipe best because it also has a chocolate frosting on it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/05/2004
We made this cake for a family dinner party and it turned out very very good. It's great for chocolate lovers. The homemade icing was rich and chocolaty. I also added extra confectioner's sugar (about 1 cup) to make the icing thicker. It's a very easy cake to make too. It went well with vanilla ice cream! Read More
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