Turtles® Cake I

Turtles® Cake I


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


servings 270 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • 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.


  • TURTLES® is a registered trademark of DeMet's Candy Company.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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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 ba...

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...

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...

Wow, this is great! I took suggestions from the reviews for Turtle Cake II and adjusted the butter/milk mixture to the following: 1/4C. butter, 2/3C. milk and the caramel mixture was thick and...

Wonderful cake! It was a bit hard to tell when it was done because the toothpick test doesn't work well with caramel. Thanks for the recipe!

Per my boyfriend's request, he asked that I incorporate some "sweet stuff" into our dinner menus. I'm not a fan of sweets so I scoured this site high and low looking for a recipe that we could ...

This sounded like a great recipes but truthfully I wasn't all that impressed with it. It wasn't horrible, but I wouldn't rave about it either. We could barely taste the carmel or the chocolat...

Very good. I used devils food cake mix as I didn't have german chocolate. I also used one or two tablespoons less butter than it asked for in the caramel mixture. Delicious. Some people wond...

This was one of the best cakes I have ever made! A little time consuming, but very worth it. It is good with icing, but just as good without. If you put it in the fridge for a couple of hours ...