Turtles Cake


Chocolate turtle cake with melted caramels, nuts, and chocolate chips in the middle.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
1 9x13-inch cake


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package German chocolate cake mix

  • 14 ounces individually wrapped caramels

  • 1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk

  • ¾ cup butter

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Make cake mix according to package directions. Pour a little less than 1/2 of the batter into the prepared dish.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove cake from the oven.

  4. Place caramels, milk, and butter in a microwave-safe bowl and cook on high, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth, about 10 minutes. Pour melted caramel mixture over cake and sprinkle with pecans and chocolate chips. Pour remaining cake batter over the top.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the center of cake bounces back when gently pressed, 20 to 35 minutes.


You can melt caramels, butter, and milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat if you'd like.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

270 Calories
14g Fat
36g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 270
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 246mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 128mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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