Easy Homemade Chocolate Turtle Cake Recipe

Easy Homemade Chocolate Turtle Cake Recipe

I love this Turtle Cake recipe.  I've had many and this one is moist and full of  chocolaty goodness.  A little bit goes a long way.  It's great for a crowd.  You'll Love It!


  • 1 box devil's food cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box 
  • 1 bag (14 oz) caramels
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 bag (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
  • Ice cream or Whipped cream, if desired
  • Caramel and chocolate toppings, if desired
  • Pecans, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease or spray bottom of 13x9-inch pan.
  2. Make cake batter as directed on box. 
  3. Pour half of the batter into pan. Bake 22 minutes. Refrigerate remaining batter.
  4. Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat caramels and evaporated milk over medium heat, stirring frequently, until caramels are melted. 
  5. Stir in chopped pecans. 
  6. Pour caramel mixture over warm cake in pan. 
  7. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. 
  8. Spread with remaining batter. 
  9. Bake 25 to 28 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. 
  10. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. 
  11. Cool at least 30 minutes. 

Serve with ice cream, drizzle with toppings or sprinkle with pecans. 
Store loosely covered.

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  1. Debbie Brown10/05/2018

    I made this cake for my sister's birthday. It was a huge hit. There weren't any left overs. Definitely will be making this again...but next time, I'm not sharing lol ��

  2. How do you make the Carmel pecan frosting? It looks delicious

    1. I melted caramels, poured over the cake and topped with pecan halves.

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