DECADENT CHOCOLATE TURTLE CAKE

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Chocolate Turtle CakeLast 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! 

Ingredients

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)

Directions

Prepare cake mix as directed.
Pour 1/2 of the batter in a 13×9 inch pan.
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

Chocolate Turtle Cake
Caramels melting away!

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. 

Chocolate Turtle Cake
Right out of the oven!

Enjoy!

Marcey

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4 thoughts on “DECADENT CHOCOLATE TURTLE CAKE

    Lynz Real Cooking said:
    November 2, 2015 at 12:29 am

    wow yummm

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    Heba vs Reason said:
    November 2, 2015 at 1:45 am

    Reblogged this on Heba vs Reason.

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    lukejohnsmith said:
    November 2, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Hi marcey, you reblogged my milkshake post a few weeks ago and as a thank you I’ve created a recipe based on your memories of having milkshakes. Hope you like it!

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    koolaidmoms said:
    November 2, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it!

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