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This recipe for Turtle Cake has been around for a while but seems to always be a hit at my house when I make it. Serve it with some vanilla ice cream on top for a great dessert for friends and family. This turtle cake tastes like a brownie with caramel inside. It is an easy recipe since it is made with cake mix. You could do it from scratch and make the cake from my recipe for German chocolate cake if you don’t want to use a mix. You can find my homemade cake recipe here: German Chocolate Cake.
1 (15.25 ounce) box Pillsbury Moist Supreme German Chocolate Cake Mix with pudding in the mix
1 cup evaporated milk, divided
1/2 cup butter or 8 tablespoons or 1 stick, softened
1 (11 ounce) bag or Kraft caramels or about 40 pieces
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup pecan or walnut pieces
Make cake mix according to package directions then add 1/2 cup of the evaporated milk and the butter using mixer. Pour 1/2 of the cake mixture or about 2 1/2 cups into a 9 x 13 baking pan sprayed with cooking spray. Bake this in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. While the cake is baking melt the caramels along with the other 1/2 cup of evaporated milk either on top of the stove or in the microwave. It takes about 2 1/2 to 3 minutes to melt in the microwave and take out every minute and stir. Pour the melted caramels over the cooked cake and sprinkle on chocolate chips and nuts. Pour the rest of the cake mix on top of the caramels, chips and nuts and put back in oven for 35 more minutes. Enjoy!
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