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turtle cake

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Pat Duran
Las Vegas, NV

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!

(1 rating)
yield 12 -16 servings
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For turtle cake

  • CAKE:
  • 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

How To Make turtle cake

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    After cake has cooled; spread caramel mixture over cake evenly. Top with a sprinkling of the chocolate chips and 1/2 the nuts.
  • 4
    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!