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Easy Homemade Chocolate Turtle Cake

Easy Homemade Chocolate Turtle Cake

The cake is easy because it’s made with a cake mix, and delicious because of the rich caramel layer, pecans, and fabulous cocoa frosting.

This easy, delicious cake is always a hit!

You could use a purchased frosting on the cake if you want to cut back on the time. It’s a sweet, rich cake, almost like candy, so plan on small pieces.

I made this cake for my sister's birthday. It was a huge hit. There weren't any leftovers. I definitely will be making this again!!

I love this Turtle Cake recipe. I've had many and this one is moist and full of chocolaty goodness.

A little bit goes a long way. It's great for a crowd.

You'll Love It!


1 box devil's food cake mix

Water, vegetable oil, and eggs called for on cake mix box

1 bag (14 oz) caramels

1/2 cup evaporated milk

1 cup chopped pecans

1 bag (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)


Ice cream or Whipped cream, if desired

Caramel and chocolate toppings, if desired

Pecans, if desired


Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease or spray bottom of 13x9-inch pan.

Make cake batter as directed on the box.

Pour half of the batter into pan. Bake 22 minutes. Refrigerate remaining batter.

Meanwhile, in a 1-quart saucepan, heat caramels and evaporated milk over medium heat, stirring frequently, until caramels are melted.

Stir in chopped pecans.

Pour caramel mixture over warm cake in pan.

Sprinkle with chocolate chips.

Spread with the remaining batter.

Bake 25 to 28 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.

Run a knife around the sides of the pan to loosen the cake.

Cool at least 30 minutes.

And Enjoy...!

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