Turtle Cake I

Turtle Cake I

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"Chocolate cake with melted caramels, nuts, and chocolate chips in the middle."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 270 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 270 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 14.1 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.5g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 246 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 9x13 inch pan.
  2. Mix cake mix according to package directions. Pour a little less than half of the batter into prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) remove from oven.
  3. Melt caramels, margarine, and milk in the microwave on high (takes about 10 minutes), stirring a couple times. Or alternately melt in a sauce pan over medium low heat. Pour melted caramel mixture over cake, sprinkle with pecans, and chocolate chips, and pour remaining cake batter over the top.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 to 35 minutes.
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  1. 119 Ratings


YUMMY!!!! This cake was really easy to make and tasted SO good! I used 2/3 cup evaporated milk and 1/4 cup butter and I got a great consistency with the caramel. Also, I would recommend after baking the first layer to trim the top off, so that the cake remains even because once you pour the caramel on, it tends to pool at the edges. Next time I will definitely do that!


I've made this exact recipe for, I hate to say it but, 20 years. The cake is always a hit. The second baking does need to be 25-30 min, to get the center done. This is not a cake to serve hot. It tastes better cooled and then the filling is solidified. A great cake to make the evening before you serve it. My kids love to help unwrap the caramels...of course a few never make it to the cake, but that doesn't matter. Enjoy!!

Kayla's mom

Yummy! If you have an Air Bake cake pan, use it for this recipe. It will help keep the first cake layer from forming a raised center...as one other review pointed out, if the cake is raised in the center, the caramel pools into the corners and edges, leaving the center without much of the good stuff. I also used only 1/4 c. butter in the caramel mixture, in fact I wonder if the 3/4 c. is a typo. There's just no reason for that much butter. I also substituted 1/2 c. milk instead of the 2/3 c. evaporated milk. The caramel mixture seemed alarmingly thin when I first spread it on the cake, but it worked out just fine. Next time I'll try baking it just a little longer for the second cake layer. It is hard to tell when it's done, and I don't think 20 minutes was enough. Regardless, it was a HUGE it at my most recent family gathering! I'm going to make it again this weekend.