Turtle Cake I


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

Original recipe makes 1 – 9×13 inch cake


1 (18.25 ounce) package German chocolate cake mix
14 ounces individually wrapped caramels
1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
3/4 cup butter
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 9×13 inch pan.
  2. Mix cake mix according to package directions. Pour a little less than half of the batter into prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) remove from oven.
  3. Melt caramels, margarine, and milk in the microwave on high (takes about 10 minutes), stirring a couple times. Or alternately melt in a sauce pan over medium low heat. Pour melted caramel mixture over cake, sprinkle with pecans, and chocolate chips, and pour remaining cake batter over the top.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 to 35 minutes.


Calories: 270 kcal
Carbohydrates: 35.5 g
Cholesterol: 18 mg
Fat: 14.1 g
Fiber: 0.8 g
Protein: 2.9 g
Sodium: 246 mg