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King Cake Earthquake Cake

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  • 1 21 oz box Cinnamon Swirl Muffin Mix with both mix and cinnamon topping included
  • 1 1/4 cups milk divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 stick 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 21 oz can strawberry pie filling any fruit will work
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • green yellow, purple food coloring


  • In a large bowl, mix muffin mix (without topping), 1 cup milk, 2 eggs, and butter until well-blended. Pour mixture in a greased 8x8" glass dish.
  • Mix cream cheese, 1/4 cup milk, and 3/4 of the pouch of cinnamon topping together until smooth. Spoon mixture into cake mix and gently fold in. The two should not be mixed, just swirled together.
  • Spoon pie filling over the cake batter mixture. Again, gently fold in until there are swirls of pie filling incorporated into the cake.
  • Bake cake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes, until cake is not jiggly in the middle. The swirls might still be jiggly, but cake part should not move and should be firm to the touch on top.
  • While cake is baking, mix together 1 cup of powdered sugar and a splash of milk. In separate bowls, divide granulated sugar into 3 parts and, with 5-6 drops of food coloring each, color the sugar.
  • Once cake is finished baking and cooled for 10-15 minutes, pour powdered sugar mixture over the top. Sprinkle dyed granulated sugar over icing.
Author: Leslie @ Lamberts Lately