Oh My - this is one DECADENT dessert. I just love the caramel, chocolate and nuts.
This recipe has the nuts as optional. I added a cup of pecans when I tested this recipe because you have to have nuts when it comes to turtle! This is so rich you can only eat a small piece.
- 1 box german chocolate or plain chocolate cake mix
- 1 (8 oz.) bag caramels
- 1 stick butter
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 small bag walnuts or pecans (opt.)
How to Make Turtle Cake
- 1Mix cake mix as directed on box. Pour half of batter in the pan and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Mix butter and caramels together in small cooker, let caramels melt. Then add sweetened condensed milk and stir well. Stir often and do not let burn. Cook and stir this for about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and pour the caramel mixture over first layer of cake. Then pour remaining cake mix batter on top of the caramel mixture and spread gently and evenly. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until done. Let cool before serving.
Note: If you use nuts, just stir them in the caramel mixture after you have melted the caramels, butter, and condensed milk together. Then spread this onto your first baked cake layer.