Friday, August 26, 2011

Hurricane Cake

With Hurricane Irene on the way and people battening down the hatches, this Hurricane Cake is perfect.  This recipe has been around for ages. You can make it with a German Chocolate Cake Mix or a Devil's Food Cake Mix. Either way, it's really yummy. Even better after a day in the refrigerator!


1/2 cup sweet butter
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup flaked coconut
1 (18.25 ounce) package German Chocolate Cake Mix or Devil's Food Cake Mix
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1/2 cup sweet butter
3 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Melt and spread 1/2 cup butter in bottom of a 9x13 inch pan.
Sprinkle coconut and pecans evenly over the bottom of pan; set aside.
Prepare cake mix as directed on package.
Pour batter over coconut and pecans in pan.
In saucepan over low heat, melt cream cheese and 1/2 cup butter. Stir in confectioners' sugar until mixture is smooth.
Spoon cream cheese mixture randomly over top of cake batter.
Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Cool and serve from the pan.


Gloria Baker said...

OMG!! You made a hurricane cake???? you are amazing!!
sounds delicious!!! gloria

~~louise~~ said...

Hurricane Cake! I haven't seen this recipe in almost as much time as this foreboding storm.

Thanks for sharing, Janet...

Janet Rudolph said...

It's a really old one. Hope you and yours are safe.

Alison said...

My partner and I are baking this as I type while we are waiting in Va. for the hurricane to hit. We thought we'd get a head start and what a better way to gear up for a hurricane than with chocolate!!!

Janet Rudolph said...

Be safe!

Alison Naomi Holt said...

BTW...I'm not Alison Holt the textile artist. For some reason when you click on my name in the previous comment, it goes to her link and I don't want people mistakenly attributing my comment to her. I am Alison Naomi Holt from I don't know why it went to the incorrect site. My apologies to the other Alison Holt...

Janet Rudolph said...

Alison, it must be a google thing..

Alison Naomi Holt said...

Janet, I don't know if my last comment went through. I am Alison Naomi Holt, not Alison Holt from the textile link that shows up when my name is clicked upon. I don't want people attributing my comment to her. That would be unfair to her.
Alison Naomi Holt