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Simple Strawberry Earthquake Cake

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 18 squares 1x


A easy delicious strawberry dessert made from a cake mix!



1 Box Strawberry Cake mix – and ingredients that it calls for substituting melted butter and milk for oil and water.
8 ounces Cream Cheese – softened
1/2 cup melted butter 
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
12 ounce package white chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups strawberries – sliced or chopped I prefer the chopped


Preheat oven to 350

Generously spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray

Make the cake mix according to instructions, substituting melted butter and milk for oil and water – this makes a richer tastier cake, but is optional!

Combine the Cream Cheese, melted butter vanilla, and powdered sugar.  Mix until smooth.

Pour  half the cake batter in the prepared pan.

For this part I use a soup spoon and dot the cake with big dollops of the cream cheese mixture, as seen in the picture.

Sprinkle the white chocolate chips and the strawberries on top of the cream cheese.

Pour the rest of the batter over the cream cheese mixture, chips and strawberries

Using a spatula or butter knife swirl the batter  so the cream cheese is swirled through the whole cake and not just sitting in clumps.

Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.

You cannot use the toothpick method on this cake because of all the gooey goodness inside.  Instead lightly tap the top and if it comes back up or doesn’t dent in the first place it’s done.

Let cool, cut into squares and enjoy!


The cake may break open in places while it bakes, thus the Earthquake!  As I said it is not a pretty cake.