Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I like Turtle (Cake)**

Turtle cake
Caramel Pecan Turtle Cake
Dessert time!  Recently we went out with some friends and we ended up back at our place for dessert... Mr. John loves turtle sundaes, turtle brownies. etc.  so I found this recipe and gave it a try.  He was quite pleased and gave it 5 stars...

Dry ingredients

Pans greased and lined with parchment paper

Wet ingredients

Beat and add to dry mixture


Toasted pecans

Assemble by placing one layer on plate, top with frosting, pecans and caramel (original recipe called for melted caramels but I found these didn't work well so after first layer I switched to caramel sauce)

So gooey and yummy (and is awesome with vanilla ice cream!)

**So in case you are wondering about the I Like Turtles title - well this cute little YouTube video should explain it all!  (and it an inside joke with some co-workers and I'm dedicating this post to them - my wolfpack!)

Caramel Pecan Turtle Cake Serves: 12 Calories: too many 
Recipe : Always Superb cookbook


• 2 cups flour
• 1 ¾ cup sugar
• ½ c baking cocoa
• 1 tsp salt
• 1 tbl baking soda
• 1 egg
• 2/3 c veg. oil
• 1 c buttermilk
• 1 cup hot coffee

• ½ c milk
• 1 c sugar
• 6 Tbl butter
• 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Topping/other: 1 ½ c toasted pecan pieces
Caramel sauce

1. Grease 3 9” pan and line with parchment paper. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, salt and baking soda in a bowl and mix well. Combine the egg, oil and buttermilk in a separate bowl and mix well
2. Add egg mixture to dry and mix well. Pour hot coffee into the batter slowly stirring constantly. Pour batter evenly into pans and bake at 350 about 20-25 minutes (until toothpick comes out clean) cool in pans 10 minutes then remove and cool completely on racks.
3. Frosting – combine milk and sugar in saucepan and mix well; add butter and bring to boil. Remove from heat then add chips and whisk until smooth – if too thick add some coffee
4. Assemble: place one cake layer on plate and pour 1/3 of frosting and let drip down sides. Sprinkle with ½ c of pecans and drizzle with desired caramel sauce. Repeat layers twice.



  1. This looks so delish! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :) I hope you will stop by again this Wednesday!

  2. YUM! This turtle cake looks so delicious and amazing! We would love to have you share it at our Strut Your Stuff Saturday at sixsistersstuff.com. -The Six Sisters

  3. Oh dear... I have just drooled all over my keyboard! WOW - this is amazing. I can almost taste how delicious this is! I pinned it and can't wait to make it very soon!
    Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Yummilicious!!! Look at that drippy icing! Thanks for joining us at Saturday Dishes, Pinned to Saturday Dishes board ~ Paula


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