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Hurricane Cake Recipe

I believe hurricane cake gets its name from its appearance. Hurricane cake is rich in flavor and super moist. No icing needed on this cake.

Prep: 30 minutes | Cook: 45 minutes | Yield: 1 large cake

Hurricane Cake


  • 1 cup of butter, in all
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 devils food or dark chocolate cake mix
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese
  • 3-3/4 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Melt 1/2 cup of the butter (reserve remaining 1/2 cup) and pour into a 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Sprinkle pecans, coconut, and chocolate chips over the melted butter. Set aside.
  3. Prepare cake mix batter according to package directions(*see note below). Beat in the vanilla and pour the cake batter over the pecans, coconut, and chocolate chips.
  4. In medium saucepan or microwave, melt together the remaining 1/2 cup of butter and cream cheese. Stir until smooth. Mix in powdered sugar, then dollop mixture over the cake batter. Take a knife and run it through the cream cheese mixture a few times.
  5. Bake for 30-45 minutes. Allow to cool completely. Serve from pan.

*Note: For extra flavor and richness, try substituting strong brewed coffee for the water required in the cake mix package directions.

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  1. Awesome cake. I wouldn’t change a thing!! I suggest everyone make this cake if you are a chocolate lover. My hat is off to the buttery books cook!!

    Comment by Martha