Last week, a friend of mine posted this recipe and we were all drooling over it. How many of you remember going to an ice cream shop or restaurant and getting a turtle ice cream sundae? Later we saw turtle candy. And now turtle cake. It seems like we see turtle in the name and think a rich, decadent, chocolate creation. Yummm.
This recipe is originally from Heavenly Scents Recipes. I always like to find the original source of a recipe. The comments are a good indication of how good a recipe really is. It’s one thing to post it. The comments gave great reviews and tips on how other people did it.
This week I had to go to a memorial service, so decide to make this to bring to the reception. People loved it! Several asked for the recipe. And it was gone! Nothing to take home. I do like to watch my weight!
1 cup chocolate chips
2 cups pecans
3/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 (14 ounce) bags caramels
1 1/3 cups water ( or as called for by your cake mix)
1/3 cup oil ( or as called for by your cake mix)
3 eggs ( or as called for by your cake mix)
1 (18 ounce) boxes German chocolate cake mix(I used a family recipe and it turned out okay)
Prepare cake mix as directed.
Pour 1/2 of the batter in a 13×9 inch pan.
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
Remove and let cool.
In a double boiler, add caramels, milk and butter and stir constantly till melted.
Pour melted caramel over cooling cake.(see notes)
Sprinkle on top 1 cup of pecans& chocolate chips.
Pour remaining batter on top and bake for an additional 20 minutes.
Notes: I used a family cake recipe instead of the mix. It worked fine. Also, I only poured half of the melted caramel on the cooling cake. The rest I saved to pour on top of the cake after it was baked. Then sprinkle with pecans. I use walnuts instead. I like those better.