1 hr 10 mins
From "Loca Luna" restaurant in Little Rock, Arkansas. Taken from Bon Apetit. This looks decadently ooey and gooey and rich!
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- 1 cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted
- 1 cup chopped pecans, lightly toasted
- 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box German chocolate cake mix
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, cut into pieces,room temperature
- 1For Cake: Preheat oven to 350.
- 2Butter and flour 13x9x2-inch metal cake pan.
- 3Sprinkle 1/2 cup almonds and 1/2 cup pecans over bottom of pan.
- 4Combine cake mix, 1 1/4 cups water, oil, and eggs in large bowl.
- 5Using electic mixer, beat at low speed until mixture is moistened, about 30 seconds.
- 6Beat at medium speed 2 minutes.
- 7Pour batter into pan.
- 8Melt buttter in medium saucepan over medium-low heat.
- 9Gradually stir in powdered sugar (mixture will form clumps); stir in cream cheese.
- 10Whisk until smooth, about 1 miute.
- 11Pour cream cheese mixture in large ribbons atop cake batter in pan.
- 12Using knife, swirl mixture into batter (do not overmix).
- 13Bake cake until tester inserted into center (in cake part only) comes out clean, about 50 minutes (bottom of cake will be very moist).
- 14Cool cake in pan on rack.
- 15Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup almonds and 1/2 cup pecans over cake.
- 16For Icing: Mix sugar and cocoa in medium bowl.
- 17Bring milk and buter to simmer in heavy medium saucepan.
- 18Reduce heat to medium-low; add powdered sugar mixture and whisk until melted.
- 19Add chocolate chips and whisk until smooth.
- 20Mix in vailla.
- 21Drizzle warm icing over cake.
- 22Let stand until set, about 2 hours.
- 23Drizzle caramel topping over.
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Nutritional Facts for Cream Cheese Turtle Cake
Serving Size: 1 (157 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 764.9
- Calories from Fat 362
- Total Fat 40.3 g
- Saturated Fat 15.0 g
- Cholesterol 104.9 mg
- Sodium 403.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 100.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.7 g
- Sugars 74.0 g
- Protein 7.8 g