Chocolate Turtle Cake Recipe

Indulge in a decadent Chocolate Turtle Cake, layered with rich chocolate, gooey caramel, and crunchy pecans. Perfect for special occasions or a luxurious treat.


  • 1 box of chocolate cake mix (plus ingredients listed on the box)
  • 1 cup caramel sauce
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream (optional, for serving)
  • Extra caramel sauce and pecans for garnish (optional)


  1. Prepare the Cake Batter:
    • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×13-inch baking pan.
    • Prepare the chocolate cake batter according to the instructions on the box.
  2. Bake the Cake:
    • Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan and spread it evenly.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until it begins to set but is not fully cooked.
  3. Prepare the Caramel Mixture:
    • While the cake is baking, in a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
    • Stir in the caramel sauce, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract until well combined and smooth. Remove from heat.
  4. Layer the Cake:
    • Once the bottom layer of the cake is set, remove it from the oven.
    • Pour the caramel mixture evenly over the partially baked cake layer.
    • Sprinkle with chocolate chips and chopped pecans.
  5. Add the Final Layer:
    • Pour the remaining cake batter over the caramel, chocolate chips, and pecans, spreading it evenly to cover.
    • Return the cake to the oven and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool and Serve:
    • Allow the cake to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
    • Once cool, cut into squares. Drizzle with extra caramel sauce and sprinkle with additional pecans if desired.
    • Serve with whipped cream for an extra touch of indulgence.

Enjoy your deliciously rich and gooey Chocolate Turtle Cake!

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