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Chocolate Turtle Cake

Chocolate Turtle Cake is everything you’d hoped it’d be when you read the title!!  Chocolate, Pecans, and Caramel… how can it be anything but delicious 🙂


Chocolate Turtle Cake

Chocolate Turtle Cake


Abbies 13th birthday!

Abbies 13th birthday!

We enjoyed this Chocolate Turtle Cake for Abbies 13th birthday party last Sunday… she loved it and so did all the rest of us!  Chocolate Turtle Cake will be a favorite of yours too!!

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Chocolate Turtle Cake...

Abbies 13th birthday!


  • 1 14oz pkg wrapped caramels
  • 1 14 ozcan evaporated milk
  • 1 box German Chocolate Cake mix
  • 1/2 C butter, melted
  • 3/4 C lowfat sour cream
  • 1 C water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 12 oz bag semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 C chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cooking spray and flour 9x13 baking pan.
  3. In a sauce pan over medium heat melt unwrapped caramels and evaporated milk.
  4. Cover and set aside.
  5. Combine cake mix, water, sour cream, butter, eggs.
  6. Mix 3 minutes.
  7. Pour half of batter into baking pan, spread to cover bottom of pan.
  8. Bake 13-15 minutes until edges start to puff but center is soft.
  9. Pour caramel mix over cake, spread, sprinkle 1 C chocolate chips, 1 C pecans on top.
  10. Pour remaining batter, spread to cover evenly.
  11. Bake 20-25 minutes more until top springs back with light touch.
  12. Pour remaining chocolate chips, let melt 2-3 minutes.
  13. Mean while toast pecans in 350 degree oven for 2-3 minutes, until fragrant and slightly browned.
  14. Spread melted chocolate chips with a knife, sprinkle toasted pecans on top.
  15. Serve with Ice cream!


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  1. Kip Schaus says:

    Useful info. Fortunate me I discovered your web site by accident, and I’m shocked why this accident did not took place in advance! I bookmarked it.

  2. 5 stars
    Loved this… Love it more sans nuts but that is just me…

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