Chocolate Turtle Cake

Chocolate Turtle Cake Recipe

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Another goodie! If you have a chocolate craving this cake will do the trick!


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40 Min
20 Min
Convection Oven


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1 c
2/3 c
vegetable oil
2 c
flour, all purpose
1 3/4 c
1/2 c
cocoa powder unsweetened
1 Tbsp
baking soda
1 tsp
1 c
coffee (hot brewed)


1 c
1/2 c
6 Tbsp
12 oz
semi sweet chocolate morsels
1-2 tsp
hot coffee if needed for consistency
1 1/2 c
pecan halves toasted
3/4 c
caramel ice cream topping (hersheys -my favorite)
wooden skewers to hold cake together if needed

How to Make Chocolate Turtle Cake


  • 1Grease 3 9inch cake pans
    Line with parchment paper
    Grease the paper and dust with cocoa powder
  • 2In a small bowl combine: egg, oil, buttermilk
  • 3In a large mixing bowl combine: flour,sugar,cocoa powder,baking soda, salt
  • 4Gradually mix buttermilk mixture to flour mixture until combined
  • 5Gradually beat in hot coffee
  • 6Pour batter into prepared pans evenly
  • 7Bake on 350 and cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes.
    Loosen sides from pans and invert cakes on racks,
    Peel off paper and cool completely
  • 8ICING:
    In a small saucepan combine sugar, milk,butter.
    Bring to a boil stirring constantly
  • 9Remove from heat and add chocolate morsels. Whisk until smooth.
    Add 1-2 tsp hot coffee if it's too thick to ice cake smoothly.
  • 10makes 1 1/2 cups of icing

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About Chocolate Turtle Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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