Carole F Recipe

Cafe Latte's Turtle Cake

By Carole F BakersQueen


Recipe Rating:
Serves:
12-16
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Bake
375 Comments:

Carole's Story

I found this recipe in 2005 Midwest Living magazine. It has been on Cafe Latte's Menu since 1985...Decadent, to say the least!

Cafe Latte's is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

PLEASE read this NOTE: So many have questioned on the Coffee in this recipe...many of you don't like coffee. It can be omitted by using just water, BUT..just so you know, you do not taste the coffee in this cake at all..coffee is only added because it enhances the chocolate cake and give it a very RICH chocolate flavor, it does not affect the taste at all. Do what you think is best for your situation, coffee or not...Enjoy this decadant cake!!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This cake recipe may be a restaurant favorite, but it's also a family favorite now too! My clan went wild for this nutty, sweet delight. Try it out for your next bake sale or special dinner!

Ingredients

unsweetened cocoa powder
1
egg
1 c
buttermilk or sour milk
2/3 c
vegetable oil
2 c
all purpose flour
1 3/4 c
sugar
1/2 c
unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tbsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
1 c
brewed hot coffee
FROSTING:
1 c
sugar
1/2 c
milk
6 Tbsp
butter
1 pkg
12 ounce.. semi sweet chocolate morsels
1-2 tsp
freshly brewed hot coffee
1 1/2 c
pecan halves, toasted
3/4 c
caramel ice-cream topping

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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375 Comments

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andrea fifield baileygirl
Oct 18, 2014
I made this cake and it was amazing...love it. will be making several times ahead for party and holidays.
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Wendy Weber lilcreole
Feb 5, 2013
Looks fantastic. I might have time to make this when I visit my family this weekend.
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Donna Prince Donnarny2
Nov 17, 2012
I've made this cake three times already,it's the bomb diggity , I love cooking from scratch
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Donna Prince Donnarny2
Nov 17, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!