Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 35 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 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.
Most Helpful

This cake is easy and tastes wonderful. Very rich, a small piece is all you need!

Cinda Lu April 10, 2011

Awesome cake! This is the traditional turtle cake -- Thank you so much for posting it Theresa! I will be making it again and again!

cookin mimi April 08, 2011