Turtle Cake


by: Dee

Chocolate cake with a layer of caramel. What's not to love?


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serves: 20

1 package (18.25 oz) devils food cake mix

1 package (5.9 oz) instant chocolate pudding mix

1 cup sour cream

1 cup vegetable oil

4 eggs

1/2 cup warm water

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Ingredients for Caramel:

1 bag (14 oz) caramels

1/2 cup evaporated milk

1 cup chopped pecans

Chocolate ganache, caramel and candy turtles for garnish - if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Turtle Cake

Servings Per Recipe: 20

Amount per Serving

Calories: 476

  • Total Fat: 25.8 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 13.7 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 40.7 mg
  • Sodium: 468.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 59.6 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  •     Sugars: 17.1 g
  • Protein: 5 g

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1.  Preheat oven to 350. Grease or spray a 13x11-inch pan.

2.  In a large bowl, mix together the cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, oil, beaten eggs and water. Stir in the chocolate chips and pour 1/2 of the batter into your pan. Bake 22 minutes. Refrigerate remaining batter.

3.  Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat caramels and evaporated milk over medium heat, stirring frequently, until caramels are melted. Stir in pecans. Pour caramel mixture over warm cake in pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Spread with remaining batter. Bake 25 to 28 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Cool at least 30 minutes. Serve with ice cream, drizzle with toppings and sprinkle with pecans. Store loosely covered.

4.  Before serving, drizzle the top with chocolate ganache and caramel and place a turtle on top - if desired, but really, why wouldn't you? This is a rock star dessert after all. Dress it up like a rock star!

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