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Chocolate Turtle Cake Recipe | Easy Turtle Cake

A heavenly slice of chocolate turtle cake.

Skip the bakery and make an incredible, opulent chocolate turtle cake at home. Layers of chocolate and frosting topped with caramel and turtle pieces make for a heavenly dessert that everyone will love. Take a look at the video or written instructions below to learn how to make this unbelievable chocolate cake for your friends and family!

Chocolate Turtle Cake Recipe

Ingredients you will need:

  • Unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 C. pecans, chopped
  • 1 pkg. devil’s food cake mix
  • 1 container ready-to-spread cream cheese frosting
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 C. milk
  • 1/2 C. canned dulce de leche
  • 1 C. vegetable oil
  • 2 pkgs. (7 oz.) turtle candies
  • 16 oz. can ready-to-spread chocolate fudge frosting
  • 2 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 pkg. semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 jar caramel ice cream topping
  • 1/4 C. pecans, toasted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 9″ cake pans and dust with cocoa.

Kristi adds cocoa powder to pan.

In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract for 1 minute.

Kristi adds vanilla to mixing bowl.

Add instant pudding and beat again for 2 minutes.

Kristi adds chocolate mixture into mixing bowl.

Fold in chocolate morsels and chopped pecans.

Kristi adds nuts and chocolate chips to mixing bowl.

Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans. Bake for 30 to 32 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Kristi places cake mixture into pans.

Cool the pans on wire racks for 10 minutes, then remove from pans to wire racks and cool completely.

Kristi turns over cake pans to release the cake inside.

Wrap and chill the cake layers for at least 1 hour.

Kristi wraps chocolate cakes in foil.

Whisk together cream cheese frosting and dulce de leche in a small bowl.

Kristi mixes caramel.

Take packages of turtle candies and cut 6 in half and set aside for the garnish. Dice the remaining turtle candies.

Kristi cuts up turtle candies.

Using a serrated knife, slice cake layers in half horizontally and make 4 layers.

Kristi slices cake in half with a Rada knife.

Place 1 layer cut side up on a cake plate. Spread with ½ cup of cream cheese frosting mixture and sprinkle with 1/3 of the diced turtle candies.

Kristi uses the Rada Spreader to spread frosting on cake.

Repeat this twice.

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Place the final cake layer on top of the cake cut side down.

Kristi layers on a cake.

Spread chocolate fudge frosting on the top and sides of the cake. Spread and chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Kristi spreads on chocolate frosting.

Before serving, drizzle caramel ice cream topping over the top of the cake. Garnish with the remaining candies and pecan halves. Store in the refrigerator.

Kristi tops cake with chocolate turtle candies.

Enjoy with friends and family!

Kristi poses with completed chocolate turtle cake.

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Chocolate Turtle Cake Video Recipe

 

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Hi, it’s Kristi in the Rada Cutlery kitchen, and today I want to show you how to make an incredible chocolate turtle cake.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 9” cake pans and dust with cocoa. Beat 1 package of devil’s food cake mix with 3 large eggs, 1 ¼ cups milk, 1 cup vegetable oil, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract on low with an electric mixer for 1 minute. Add 1 package of chocolate instant pudding and beat again on medium for 2 minutes. Fold in 1 package of semi-sweet chocolate morsels and 1 cup chopped pecans.

Pour the batter into prepared pans. Bake for 30 to 32 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the pans on wire racks for 10 minutes, then remove from pans to wire racks and cool completely. Wrap and chill the cake layers for at least 1 hour. Whisk together 1 container of cream cheese frosting and ½ cup of dulce de leche in a small bowl.

Take 2 packages of turtle candies and cut 6 in half and set aside for the garnish. Dice the remaining turtle candies. Using a serrated knife, slice cake layers in half horizontally and make 4 layers. Place 1 layer cut side up on a cake plate. Spread with ½ cup of cream cheese frosting mixture and sprinkle with 1/3 of the diced turtle candies. Repeat this twice.

Place the final cake layer on top of the cake cut side down. Spread chocolate fudge frosting on the top and sides of the cake. Spread and chill in refrigerator until ready to serve. Before serving, drizzle caramel ice cream topping over the top of the cake. Garnish with the remaining candies and pecan halves. Store in the refrigerator.

And there you have a delicious chocolate turtle cake! Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great recipes like this, and visit us on our website at RadaCutlery.com.

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