Cream Cheese Turtle Cake

Recipe by yooper
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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 12-16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • For Cake: Preheat oven to 350.
  • Butter and flour 13x9x2-inch metal cake pan.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 cup almonds and 1/2 cup pecans over bottom of pan.
  • Combine cake mix, 1 1/4 cups water, oil, and eggs in large bowl.
  • Using electic mixer, beat at low speed until mixture is moistened, about 30 seconds.
  • Beat at medium speed 2 minutes.
  • Pour batter into pan.
  • Melt buttter in medium saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Gradually stir in powdered sugar (mixture will form clumps); stir in cream cheese.
  • Whisk until smooth, about 1 miute.
  • Pour cream cheese mixture in large ribbons atop cake batter in pan.
  • Using knife, swirl mixture into batter (do not overmix).
  • Bake cake until tester inserted into center (in cake part only) comes out clean, about 50 minutes (bottom of cake will be very moist).
  • Cool cake in pan on rack.
  • Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup almonds and 1/2 cup pecans over cake.
  • For Icing: Mix sugar and cocoa in medium bowl.
  • Bring milk and buter to simmer in heavy medium saucepan.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low; add powdered sugar mixture and whisk until melted.
  • Add chocolate chips and whisk until smooth.
  • Mix in vailla.
  • Drizzle warm icing over cake.
  • Let stand until set, about 2 hours.
  • Drizzle caramel topping over.
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