TURTLE CAKE

Kimi Gaines

By
@kimijo

Whenever you say the word "chocolate covered turtles" my eyes light up. My dear friend makes homemade turtles at Christmas. She uses and amazing chocolate and caramels that she gets from Virginia. When I found this recipe I was drooling. It's easy, different and to top it off I think a box of Chocolate turtles chopped up and added to the top would put this cake over the top.


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Serves:

16

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

1
tub (8oz) frozen whipped topping (do not thaw)
1 pkg
devil's food cake mix
1 pkg
(3.9 oz) chocolate instant pudding
38
caramels
1 1/2 Tbsp
water
1
6oz cream cheese, softened
16
vanilla wafers cookies
16
pecan halves
5
squares semi-sweet chocolate, divided

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Spoon half the cool whip into a bowl; refrigerate to thaw. Return remaining cool whip to freezer. prepare cake batter by adding dry pudding mix to cake mix before adding liquid ingredients. Bake as directed on package for 2 (9inch) round layers. Cool cakes in pans for 2 minutes. Invert on cooling racks and cool completely.
2
Meanwhile, microwave the caramels and water in a microwaveable bowl on high 1 1/2 minutes or until smooth, stirring every 45 seconds. Cool slightly.
3
Beat cream cheese in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add caramel sauce; mix well. Blend in thawed whipped topping. Place one cake layer on plate; spread with half the cream cheese mixture. Cover with second cake layer; frost top with remaining cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
4
Microwave frozen whipped topping and 3 squares of chocolate for 3 minutes or until well blended, stirring after each mixture. Cool 10 minutes. Meanwhile, melt remaining chocolate as directed on package. Dip half of each wafer in chocolate; place on waxed paper-covered baking sheet. Place a pecan half on each dipped chocolate covered wafer. Refrigerate till ready to use.
5
Garnish with wafers. Keep refrigerated.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy