Banana Turtle Torte

Luscious layers of chocolate cake, whipped cream, caramel topping and nuts will tempt you. Yum!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 15 min
  • Servings 16

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ German chocolate cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1 1/2
cups whipping cream
3
bananas
1
cup butterscotch caramel topping
6
tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease or spray two 9-inch round cake pans.
  • 2 Make and bake cake as directed on box for 9-inch rounds. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pans to loosen cakes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate layers about 45 minutes for easier handling. Trim off rounded top of one layer. Slice each cake in half horizontally to make a total of 4 layers. Reserve untrimmed cake layer top.
  • 3 In chilled medium bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Place 1 cake layer bottom, cut side up, on serving plate. Spread 2/3 cup whipped cream over layer to within 1/4 inch of edge. Slice 1 banana; arrange on whipped cream, overlapping slices if necessary. Drizzle 1/4 cup butterscotch caramel topping over banana, spreading to coat slices. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons pecans.
  • 4 Repeat with second and third layers. Top with reserved cake layer, rounded side up. Frost top of cake with remaining whipped cream. Spoon remaining butterscotch caramel topping over whipped cream. Swirl caramel into whipped cream with tip of knife.
  • 5 Cover; refrigerate about 2 hours or until ready to serve. For best results, serve cake the same day. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

To toast pecans, bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan at 350°F 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown.

For a jazzy presentation, drizzle caramel topping on each plate. Center a slice of torte on each plate, place a dollop of whipped cream next to it, and top with a pecan half.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
115mg
115%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.