Turtle Cake

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Total Time
25 mins
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  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package 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) packageindividually wrapped caramels
  • 1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 12 cup butter
  • 1 12 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 12 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease and flour 9-by-13-inch pan.
  3. Prepare cake mix according to package directions.
  4. Pour half the batter into prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven.
  6. Melt caramels, milk and butter in the top of a double boiler over boiling water.
  7. Pour melted caramel mixture over cake, sprinkle with half of pecans and half of chocolate chips.
  8. Pour remaining cake batter over the top.
  9. Sprinkle remaining pecans and chocolate chips over the top of batter.
  10. Return to oven and finish baking 20 to 25 minutes.
  11. Serve cool or warm, not hot.