Cafe Latte's Turtle Cake

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Serves: 12-16
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Cooking Method: Bake


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
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

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Carole F Recipe
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Member Since Jun 2010
Carole's notes for this recipe:
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 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!!
Make it Your Way...

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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!


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user Carole F BakersQueen - Nov 10, 2010
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user Wendy Rusch snooksk9 - Nov 10, 2010 I go, drooling over a recipe again :)
I love the it at the Dr office... :) and tear out recipes all the Actually, I'm nice about it, I take the magazine to the gals at the receptions desk and they make me a copy of someone else can enjoy the recipe too lol
user Carole F BakersQueen - Nov 10, 2010
Yes, I get this magazine subscription sent to my home to this day. It is one of the best around as far as getting awesome recipes from Restaurants around the U.S. And, LOL...that is very kind of you to think of others, Wendy!! Your a good woman!! :)
user Jeneen Hendrix Jeneen - Nov 10, 2010
That sounds sinful. I will try this and let you know. "If I live through it". I love chocolate.
user Kimi Gaines kimijo - Nov 10, 2010
Ok...I want the magazine!!

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