Cafe Latte's Turtle Cake

Carole F


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!!

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30 Min
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  • ·
    unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1
  • 1 c
    buttermilk or sour milk
  • 2/3 c
    vegetable oil
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 c
  • 1/2 c
    unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    brewed hot coffee
  • ·
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 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

How to Make Cafe Latte's Turtle Cake

About Cafe Latte's Turtle Cake

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

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