Strawberry Earthquake Cake

Strawberry Earthquake Cake


• 1 box white cake mix
• Ingredients required by cake mix (usually water, oil, and eggs)
• 1 cup strawberries, chopped
• 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
• 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
• 4 cups powdered sugar
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1/2 cup coconut flakes
• 1/2 cup white chocolate chips


1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9 X 13 inch baking dish.
2. Follow the instructions on the cake mix box to prepare the cake batter. Once ready, gently fold in the chopped strawberries. Pour the batter into the greased baking dish.
3. In a medium bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese, melted butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth.
4. Drop spoonfuls of the cream cheese mixture over the cake batter in the baking dish.
5. Sprinkle coconut flakes and white chocolate chips evenly over the top of the batter.
6. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until the cake is set and the edges turn golden brown.
7. Allow the cake to cool before serving. You’ll notice a beautiful cracked, earthquake-like effect on the top, with delicious pockets of cream cheese and strawberry throughout. Enjoy!

To calculate the Weight Watchers points for the Strawberry Earthquake Cake, we’ll need to determine the points for each ingredient and then divide by the number of servings. Weight Watchers uses a points system where foods are assigned points based on their nutritional content. For this calculation, I’ll assume the cake is divided into 12 servings.

Ingredients and Points

  1. White cake mix:
    • A box of white cake mix generally has around 36 points for the entire mix.
  2. Ingredients required by cake mix (water, oil, eggs):
    • Typically, a standard cake mix requires 1 cup of water (0 points), 1/2 cup of vegetable oil (24 points), and 3 eggs (6 points).
    • Total: 30 points
  3. Strawberries (1 cup):
    • Fresh strawberries generally have 0 points.
  4. Cream cheese (8 oz):
    • Regular cream cheese has 32 points.
  5. Unsalted butter (1/2 cup, melted):
    • Butter has 32 points.
  6. Powdered sugar (4 cups):
    • 4 cups of powdered sugar has around 92 points.
  7. Vanilla extract (1 teaspoon):
    • Vanilla extract has 0 points.
  8. Coconut flakes (1/2 cup):
    • Sweetened coconut flakes have around 15 points.
  9. White chocolate chips (1/2 cup):
    • White chocolate chips have around 16 points.

Total Points Calculation

Let’s add up all the points:

  • White cake mix: 36 points
  • Oil, water, eggs: 30 points
  • Strawberries: 0 points
  • Cream cheese: 32 points
  • Butter: 32 points
  • Powdered sugar: 92 points
  • Vanilla extract: 0 points
  • Coconut flakes: 15 points
  • White chocolate chips: 16 points

Total points for the entire cake:
36 + 30 + 32 + 32 + 92 + 15 + 16 = 253 points

Points per Serving

If the cake is divided into 12 servings:

253 points / 12 servings = 21 points per serving

Weight Watchers Points

Each serving of the Strawberry Earthquake Cake is approximately 21 Weight Watchers points.

Keep in mind that Weight Watchers may update their points system periodically, and the points can vary based on the specific brands of ingredients used. For the most accurate tracking, input the ingredients into the Weight Watchers app or website.

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