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Turtle Cake

If decadence and delicious got married and had a baby, this would be the result. Holy moly! Turtle cake is chocolatey ooey-gooey goodness.

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Turtle Cake

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Rest2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12


  • German chocolate cake mix
  • ½ lb butter
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 bag caramels
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 bag pecan halves


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • In a medium bowl, combine cake mix, ½ cup milk, ¾ cup butter. Put half of cake mixture in 9x13" pan. Bake at 350° for 7 minutes. Cool.
  • Unwrap caramels and place in a small saucepan. Add ½ cup milk, and ¼ cup butter. Melt together, stirring constantly.
  • Pour caramel mixture over cake and sprinkle on chocolate chips and pecans.
  • Combine remaining cake mixture with remaining milk and sprinkle on top.
  • Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Let cake set at least 2 hours.