Turtle Cake

Pat Duran Recipe

By Pat Duran kitchenchatter

12-16 servings
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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!


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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Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Jun 20, 2012
Thanks Jamie- be sure to take a photo.
jamie Beecham jamie4cakes
Jun 20, 2012
omg I have got to have this I could eat the picture that is how tempting it is. This is a winner in my book Pat and I will be making this one tomarrow as soon as I can the carmel I have everything else, Yummy kind of makes me think of the earth quake cake but this has carmel yummmy good
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Jun 20, 2012
Thank you Vanessa.