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Turtle Cake

This Turtle Cake recipe is one you'll want to make over and over. 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Cake, Turtle Cake
Servings: 1 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


  • Mix the 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.


We like this cake served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.