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Lemon Earthquake Cake Recipe [Video]

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Last updated on April 9th, 2023 at 12:00 pm

Lemon Earthquake Cake is a yummy blend of sweet lemon cake, white chocolate chips, chopped macadamia nuts, sweetened shredded coconut, and cream cheese. And since it is supposed to look like it is cracked, you do not have to worry about making it look perfect on top. So easy and delicious!

Looking for more lemony desserts? Try our Lemon Blueberry Cake made from lemon juice, cream cheese, fresh blueberries, and buttermilk. Or you can try our tart and sweet Creamy Lemon Tart made with lemon zest, and lemon juice.

The cake was invented by the ancient Egyptians hundreds of years ago when they combined a bread mixture with honey. The Greeks also make cake early but theirs was more like a cheesecake. And the Romans made a simple type of dessert like a fruitcake with chopped fruit, nuts, and raisins. But in the 1600s, modern cakes were baked in Europe. They were round with a frosting made from egg whites, sugar, and flavorings.

Using a box cake instead of making one from scratch is what makes this lemon earthquake cake so fast and easy. And the flavor is amazing with melted white chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and macadamia nuts to give it a tropical taste. You can bake it in the oven or use our optional instructions to make it in the air fryer.

Want to try some more yummy lemon recipes? How about these lemon cupcakes with lemon buttercream icing? Instead of baking, try our no-bake lemon cheesecake with a graham cracker crust instead. 

Here are the basic ingredients for this simple but yummy lemon earthquake cake. When you are ready, scroll down to our recipe card for detailed instructions and exact measurements.

This easy but tasty cake is easy to make and delicious to eat. You do not have to worry about making it look pretty because it is supposed to look messy. It is probably one of the easiest cakes to make. Try one of these serving ideas or one of your own:

As beautiful as it looks, this is a very easy thing to do, especially with this kind of cake. First, add several spoonfuls of cream cheese mix to the cake. It does not have to be even or anything. Then, use a knife to make large looping zig zags vertically from one end to the other. Finally, do it again in the other direction.

One of the best things about this cake is that it does not need to be pretty. In fact, it gets its name from all the lumps, bumps, and cracks in the top. It is supposed to look like it has crevices running through it so it reminds you of what an earthquake can do to the ground.

It would be difficult to make a dry earthquake cake because of the added cream cheese and white chocolate chips. However, if you have used too much flour, it can be dry. When you measure your flour, be sure to spoon it into the measuring cup instead of scooping it or you will always end up with too much.

If you are worried about nutrition, calories, or fat, have a smaller piece. This is cake. It is not supposed to be healthy! But it is not that bad. Each piece has 244 calories, 25 grams of carbs, and 14 grams of fat with 9 grams of saturated fat. It also contains 19 mg of cholesterol, 81 mg of sodium, and 23 grams of sugar. But you also get 1 mg of iron, 30 mg of calcium, 2 mg of vitamin C, 77 mg of potassium, and 182 units of vitamin A.

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Yummo! I love rustic-looking desserts like this that are full of flavor, and lemon is my favorite. This looks ah-mazing!


I love anything lemon flavored. I cannot wait to try this!

Erin | Dinners, Dishes and Dessert

Looks amazingly delicious! I'm excited to make this!


This sounds so amazing, I would have to make some thanks for sharing the recipe with us.

Tami Creates

I LOVE anything lemon and this looks so yummy! 🙂

Zab Zaria

I am going to save this recipe. I will definitely try this!


This is totally irresistible!! Everyone at my house loved it!

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