Turtle Cake

Pat Duran Recipe

By Pat Duran kitchenchatter

12-16 servings
15 Min
20 Min

This turtle cake is a little different than those already posted. My love of sweetened condensed milk inspired me to try it for this recipe many years ago. This has been a favorite at club and family get togethers since.Hope you like this version. Enjoy!

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18 oz
pkg. german chocolate cake mix
1/2 c
14 oz
sweetened condensed milk
16 oz
pkg, caramels, i prefer kraft caramels
12 pkg
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c
chopped pecans

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat oven to 350^. Spray cake pan ( 9x13-inch) with non stick spray. Set aside.
Mix cake as directed on package. Spread 1/2 of the cake batter in the baking pan and bake for 20 minutes. Let cool.
While this is cooling; put in a saucepan the caramels, butter and sweetened condensed milk and cook over low heat until blended and caramels have melted, stirring continuously.
After cake has cooled; spread caramel mixture over cake evenly. Top with a sprinkling of the chocolate chips and 1/2 the nuts.
Cover all with the remaining cake batter, spreading to cover. Sprinkle top with chocolate chips and nuts. Bake for 20 minutes. Do the toothpick test.
When cake has cooled on wire rack cut into small pieces= very rich, oh so good with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011
Jun 17, 2012
Pat what a wonderful recipe!!! You know I love me some chocolate and caramel!!!
gaynel mohler gaynel
Jun 18, 2012
OMG ! I almost went in a coma looking at this recipe. Great for a sweet tooth. Looks so good Pat !!
Nelda Carnley BamaNama
Jun 18, 2012
This is one of my favorite cakes but I don't cook it very often because I make a pig of myself
linda gable lovevanilla
Jun 18, 2012
What do you do with the butter? Usually cake mix directions do not call for butter, but oil.
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Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Jun 18, 2012
Thank you Laura, Diane and Cin, Gaynel,Stormy and Nelda.

Linda and all the rest of you ladies the butter goes in with the sweetened condensed milk and caramels. Waiting for the editing. Thanks you so much for bring this to my attention, hugs, Pat
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Straws Kitchen CinCooks
Jun 18, 2012
Par..your new pix look wonderful
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Jun 18, 2012
Thanks Cin,It tastes really good too! I saved a little of the caramel for the top- but next time I am going to put it all between the layers and just put nuts and chocolate on top like the original recipe. lol
I love my caramel in globs! lol
Rose Rauhauser NewYorkWoman
Jun 20, 2012
Pat your the best. Can't wait.