Volcano Cake - Carolina Country

Volcano Cake

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Volcano Cake


  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 box German chocolate cake mix
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 stick margarine
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 box confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 24-ounce can Hershey’s chocolate syrup
  • 12 ounces Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 plain chocolate candy bar, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Grease a 13-by-9-by-2-inch cake pan. Sprinkle the pecans and coconut in bottom of the pan. Set aside.

  3. Blend dry cake mix, water, oil and eggs in a large bowl at low speed until moistened, about 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour over pecans and coconut in pan.

  4. Melt margarine and cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Stir until smooth. Add the confectioner's sugar and vanilla; mix well. Pour over the cake mix.

  5. Bake 30–35 minutes or until tests done. Immediately after removing from oven, pour all of the Hershey's syrup over hot cake. Cool completely.

  6. Top with Cool Whip and sprinkle on the grated candy bar. Refrigerate until serving. Refrigerate leftovers.

Recipe courtesy of

Frances Holder of Dobson, a member of Surry-Yadkin EMC.

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