Turtle Cake

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by MizzNezz

This is an easy, delicious cake. It keeps well and is a great addition to any pic-nic or potluck.

Top Review by Mysterygirl

I have made this several times in the past. I took it to work one time and it didn't last too long. If you love those candies you will definitely love this cake. Chocolate lovers, try this one! :-)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (14 ounce) bag caramels
  • 5 ounces evaporated milk (not sweetened condensed milk)
  • 1 (18 ounce) box German chocolate cake mix, with pudding (the one that uses oil)
  • 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 14 cup oil (1/2 the quantity called for by the cake mix)
  • 1 13 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 34 cup butter, room temp
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups pecans, chopped


  1. Heat oven to 350*.
  2. Line 13x9 pan with foil and lightly grease the foil.
  3. In small saucepan, slowly heat caramels and milk stirring until melted.
  4. Prepare cake.
  5. Beat on low 1 minute, add butter, beat on hi 2 minutes.
  6. Spread 1/2 the batter in pan.
  7. Bake for 13 minutes.
  8. Pour caramel mix over cake; spread to edges.
  9. Sprinkle with 1 cup choc chips and 1 cup pecans.
  10. Spoon remaining batter over; spread to edges.
  11. Bake for 40 minutes or until cake puffs up around the sides of pan and springs back when touched.
  12. Set the cake on a wire rack to cool.
  13. Melt remaining choc chips; spread over cooled cake; sprinkle with remaining pecans.

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