Chocolate Turtle Cake

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


  • 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


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

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  1. Sami J.
    I absolutely love making this cake! instead of using 2 cups of pecans I only use one. on the inside of the cake I put about 3/4 a cup of the chocolate chips and 3/4 a cup of the pecans and then I top the cake with the rest of the pecans and chocolate chips and a drizzle of the Carmel
  2. LaQuinsa H.
    Where is the recipe for the frosting?
  3. bluzgal
    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
  4. Lingering_Dream
    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.
  5. Leslulu
    I love this Turtle Cake recipe. I've tried many and this one has it all; moist, decadent, delicious, chocolately goodness. It's great for a crowd because a little bit goes a long way. Love it! Thanks for sharing!!


  1. my3beachbabes
    I made this for coolmonday's bake a thon. This cake was amazing and so easy to make!! It is so moist and tasty! My whole family loved it. The only thing I did differently was to use a devils food cake mix instead of the German chocolate. Thank you for posting this recipe!



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