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Prep Time: 30 mins | Cook Time: 40 mins | Servings: 20

Turtle candies in a cake form. This Turtle cake is a decadent, rich, and sweet dessert. It is filled with a creamy caramel layer, chocolate chips, and pecans. To top it all off, this cake is frosted with a sensational chocolate marshmallow frosting.



3 large eggs

1 box german chocolate cake mix

1 c. water

1/3 c. canola oil

11 ounces bag Kraft caramels, unwrapped 40 per bag

1 stick unsalted butter (1/2 c.)

14 ounces can sweeten condensed milk

1 c. pecan pieces

6 ounces chocolate chips 1 c.


Milk to make of spreading consistency

1/4 c. Nestle’s cocoa

1/2 box confectioners’ sugar or 2 c.

1 teaspoon vanilla

dash salt

1/4 c. marshmallow crème

1/4 c. Crisco shortening

How to make Turtle Cake



Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees.

Step 2: Melt the caramels in butter and condensed milk in a medium saucepan. Stir and mash the caramels down for about 15 to 20 minutes over low to medium heat until melted.

Step 3: Whisk the cake mix, eggs, water, and oil until well combined. Into a greased 9 x 13-inch baking dish, pour half of the batter. Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 15 to 18 minutes or until the cake is set.

Step 4: When done, take the cake out of the oven and pour the caramel topping on top, evenly spreading it. Over the caramel topping, sprinkle the chocolate chips and pecans. Then, pour the rest of the chocolate batter on top.

Step 5: Return to the oven and resume baking for approximately 20 minutes or until set. Then, remove from the oven and allow the cake to cool.


Step 6: Combine the confectioners’ sugar with cocoa and salt. Then, add the vanilla followed by a couple of tbsp milk. Next, stir in the shortening and marshmallow crème until you have a spreading frosting consistency.

Step 7: Grab the cooled cake and frost.


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