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Turtle Cake Recipe

User Rating 5 Star Rating (4 Reviews)


Turtle Cake
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An easy and delicious cake. Easy because it's made with a cake mix, and delicious because of the  rich caramel layer, pecans, and fabulous cocoa frosting. 


  • 1 German chocolate cake mix
  • 4 ounces butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 pound bag caramels, unwrapped
  • 1/2 to 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Frosting
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 6 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 1 box (1 pound) confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Combine and mix well cake mix, butter, water, oil and 1/2 can sweetened condensed milk. Pour half of the batter into a greased and floured 13X9X2-inch baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

In a saucepan over low heat, combine caramels and 1/2 can Eagle Brand Milk. Stir mixture, heating until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. Spread over the baked cake layer. Sprinkle generously with chopped pecans. Cover with remaining cake batter. Bake 25 to 30 minutes longer. 

Combine butter, cocoa, and evaporated milk in a small saucepan. Heat, stirring, until butter is melted and mixture is well blended. Remove from heat and add confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Spread over cooled cake.

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
, Member Kathleen70

I have made this twice and it was a hit. I made it for my boyfriend's birthday and he loved it. It is very rich and yummy.

3 out of 3 people found this helpful.

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