King Cake Earthquake Cake

Thursday, February 28, 2019

King Cake Earthquake Cake 

King Cake Earthquake Cake - perfect ending to your Mardi Gras party!! Yellow Cake with pecans and cream cheese. YUM! Cake mix, pecans, cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla. Top the cake with a quick glaze and colored sugar. A fun twist on King Cake! Great for dessert or breakfast!

King Cake Earthquake Cake - perfect ending to your Mardi Gras party!! Yellow Cake with pecans and cream cheese. YUM! Cake mix, pecans, cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla. Top the cake with a quick glaze and colored sugar. A fun twist on King Cake! Great for dessert or breakfast! #cake #dessert #mardigras #kingcake

King Cake Earthquake Cake is perfect for Mardi Gras!

This King Cake Earthquake Cake is fun take on King Cake. It is perfect for your Fat Tuesday parties next week! This cake is so simple to make. It starts with cake mix and has dollops of yummy cinnamon cream cheese through out the cake. It is seriously delicious!

King Cake Earthquake Cake - perfect ending to your Mardi Gras party!! Yellow Cake with pecans and cream cheese. YUM! Cake mix, pecans, cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla. Top the cake with a quick glaze and colored sugar. A fun twist on King Cake! Great for dessert or breakfast! #cake #dessert #mardigras #kingcake

The cake gets its name Earthquake Cake because as the cake cooks, the cake rises and the cream cheese sinks leaving crevices in the finished cake. Every slice will look different. I've made this several times and it looks different every time. Sometimes the cream cheese sinks and some times it bubbles up. Either way, it tastes great!

King Cake Earthquake Cake - perfect ending to your Mardi Gras party!! Yellow Cake with pecans and cream cheese. YUM! Cake mix, pecans, cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla. Top the cake with a quick glaze and colored sugar. A fun twist on King Cake! Great for dessert or breakfast! #cake #dessert #mardigras #kingcake

I topped this King Cake Earthquake Cake with a simple glaze and Mardi Gras colored sugar. SO festive! It is also SOOOO good! This is obviously not a traditional King Cake, but it tastes great. Pecans, cream cheese and cinnamon. YUM!

This King Cake Earthquake Cake is the perfect ending to your Mardi Gras celebration. It also isn't bad for breakfast. Just saying😳

This cake is delicious any time of year, not just Mardi Gras. Just swap out the colored sugar to fit the occasion. You can even leave out the colored sugar. 

King Cake Earthquake Cake - perfect ending to your Mardi Gras party!! Yellow Cake with pecans and cream cheese. YUM! Cake mix, pecans, cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla. Top the cake with a quick glaze and colored sugar. A fun twist on King Cake! Great for dessert or breakfast! #cake #dessert #mardigras #kingcake






King Cake Earthquake Cake - perfect ending to your Mardi Gras party!! Yellow Cake with pecans and cream cheese. YUM! Cake mix, pecans, cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla. Top the cake with a quick glaze and colored sugar. A fun twist on King Cake! Great for dessert or breakfast! #cake #dessert #mardigras #kingcake
King Cake Earthquake Cake - perfect ending to your Mardi Gras party!! Yellow Cake with pecans and cream cheese. YUM! Cake mix, pecans, cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla. Top the cake with a quick glaze and colored sugar. A fun twist on King Cake! Great for dessert or breakfast! #cake #dessert #mardigras #kingcake
King Cake Earthquake Cake - perfect ending to your Mardi Gras party!! Yellow Cake with pecans and cream cheese. YUM! Cake mix, pecans, cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla. Top the cake with a quick glaze and colored sugar. A fun twist on King Cake! Great for dessert or breakfast! #cake #dessert #mardigras #kingcake
King Cake Earthquake Cake - perfect ending to your Mardi Gras party!! Yellow Cake with pecans and cream cheese. YUM! Cake mix, pecans, cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla. Top the cake with a quick glaze and colored sugar. A fun twist on King Cake! Great for dessert or breakfast! #cake #dessert #mardigras #kingcake
King Cake Earthquake Cake - perfect ending to your Mardi Gras party!! Yellow Cake with pecans and cream cheese. YUM! Cake mix, pecans, cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla. Top the cake with a quick glaze and colored sugar. A fun twist on King Cake! Great for dessert or breakfast! #cake #dessert #mardigras #kingcake
King Cake Earthquake Cake - perfect ending to your Mardi Gras party!! Yellow Cake with pecans and cream cheese. YUM! Cake mix, pecans, cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla. Top the cake with a quick glaze and colored sugar. A fun twist on King Cake! Great for dessert or breakfast! #cake #dessert #mardigras #kingcake




cake, cream cheese, cake mix, mardi gras, fat tuesday, king cake, dessert, pecans
Dessert
American
Yield: serves 12 to 16

King Cake Earthquake Cake

prep time: 10 minscook time: 45 minstotal time: 55 mins
King Cake Earthquake Cake - perfect ending to your Mardi Gras party!! Yellow Cake with pecans and cream cheese. YUM! Cake mix, pecans, cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla. Top the cake with a quick glaze and colored sugar. A fun twist on King Cake! Great for dessert or breakfast! #cake #dessert #mardigras #kingcake

ingredients:


  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 box yellow cake mix, plus ingredients to make cake
  • 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 to 4 Tbsp milk
  • yellow, purple and green sugar

instructions:


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Sprinkle pecans in bottom of pan.
  3. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour over pecans. 
  4. In large bowl, mix together softened cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer.  Add in 2-1/2 cups powdered sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt and continue to blend until smooth in consistency.
  5. Spoon cream cheese mixture over cake batter.
  6. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and cool completely
  8. Whisk together 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar and 3 to 4 Tbsp milk.
  9. Pour glaze over cooled cake. Sprinkle with yellow, purple and green sugar.




OTHER MARDI GRAS FAVORITES:
King Cake Bites
Slow Cooker Red Beans & Rice
Cajun Ranch Chicken Pasta
Slow Cooker Jambalaya
New Orleans Roast Beef Po Boy


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3 comments

  1. Lord have mercy - this looks amazing!!!!! What a fun way to jazz up a yellow cake!

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  2. Brilliant! Seriously, this is BRILLIANT!

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  3. I made this cake yesterday with my grandson. The whole family agreed that it was Awesome! I have made a note to make this cake and take on my next trip to see my sister. She will love it, too. Thanks for such a great recipe!

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