Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a very rich and sinful desert that is quick and easy to make. A recipe passed on to me by my mother.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) box German chocolate cake mix
  • 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 13 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 13 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 (14 ounce) bag caramels
  • 12 cup evaporated milk
  • 34 cup melted butter
  • 2 cups pecans
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Prepare cake mix as directed.
  2. Pour 1/2 of the batter in a 13x9 inch pan.
  3. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove and let cool.
  5. In a double boiler, add caramels, milk and butter and stir constantly till melted.
  6. Pour melted caramel over cooling cake.
  7. Sprinkle on top 1 cup of pecans& chocolate chips.
  8. Pour remaining batter on top and bake for an additional 20 minutes.
  9. Enjoy.
Most Helpful

Where is the recipe for the frosting?

LaQuinsa H. August 04, 2015

LOVE the l ingredients of this cake and want to make it. I noticed the recipe calls for 2 cups of pecans but I only saw where you add one cup of the pecans. Please advise.<br/>Sherry in Knoxvillle TN

bluzgal October 03, 2014

LOVE this. I made this for my hubby's 31st birthday since he loves any kind of turtle dessert. I used Betty Crocker's Gluten Free Devil Food Cake, which is half the size of regular cake mix, so I halved the recipe.

Lingering_Dream December 18, 2009