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Turtle Nut Cake

One of my cousins served this at our annual family reunion many years ago, and she was swamped with recipe requests. One taste will tell you why!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package German chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (11 ounces) caramels
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) chocolate chips
  • Pecan halves for garnish, optional

Directions

  • Prepare cake according to package directions. Set aside half of batter; pour remaining batter into a greased and floured 13x9-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 18 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt the caramels, milk and butter. Remove from heat; stir in nuts. Pour over cake. Sprinkle with chocolate chips, then pour reserved batter over top.
  • Bake 20 minutes longer or until cake springs back when touched lightly. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares and top each with a pecan half if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 339 calories, 20g fat (6g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 288mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.
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