Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Turtle Cake

This cake is rich, gooey, and a favorite of Bryan's.  It is quick and easy to make and a hit whenever and wherever it is served.


1 box chocolate cake mix
3 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup strong, brewed coffee
1 stick butter
1 14-ounce package caramels
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup pecan pieces

Y'all, I was so excited to be making this yummy cake that I forgot to take a photo of the assembled ingredients but here is a mish-mash collage of most of what was used.

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Combine eggs, oil, and coffee and beat in cake mix.
  • Pour half of batter into a 13" x 9" pan.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • While this is baking, melt butter and caramels.  
Don't these look beautiful resting on that pretty little saucer?  Mike helped me to unwrap these little nuggets of wonderfulness and I think that helped him to appreciate the deliciousness of the cake!

I do this melting in the microwave by zapping on high for a minute and stirring.  Then, zap again in thirty second intervals till all is melted and creamy and beautiful.
  • Add condensed milk to the melted butter/caramel mixture and stir till blended and smooth and creamy and luscious.
  • Pour half this mixture over the baked half of the cake.
  • Sprinkle with half of chocolate chips and half of pecans.
After the caramels looked so pretty on this saucer, I decided I'd have to get a shot of the morsels of wonderfulness on it too!  Isn't this a beautiful sight?
  • To add another layer of yummyness, pour remaining cake batter on top and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove cake from oven and pour remaining caramel mix on top of warm cake.
  • Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips and pecans.
This cake is divine served warm from the oven!  (Mainly because it looks so beautiful and tasty that I cannot wait to give it a taste.)  It is a little slice of heaven no matter when it is served, though.

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