Chocolate Turtle Layer Cake

Enjoy this cake made with Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix and frosting – a delicious chocolate dessert.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 25 min
  • Servings 16

Unsweetened baking cocoa
1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ devil’s food cake mix
1
box (4-serving size) chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix
3
eggs
1 1/4
cups milk
1
cup canola oil
3
teaspoons vanilla
1
teaspoon instant coffee granules or crystals
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
1
cup chopped pecans
1
container (1 lb) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting
1/2
cup canned dulce de leche (caramelized sweetened condensed milk)
1
box (7 oz) turtle candies
1
jar (12 oz) caramel topping
1/4
cup pecan halves, toasted

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with shortening or cooking spray; sprinkle with cocoa.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, milk, oil, vanilla and coffee granules with electric mixer on low speed 1 minute. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Fold in chocolate chips and chopped pecans. Pour batter into pans.
  • 3 Bake 30 to 32 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pans to cooling racks; cool completely. Wrap cake layers; refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • 4 In medium bowl, stir frosting and dulce de leche with whisk until well blended; set aside. Cut 6 of the turtle candies in half; set aside. Chop remaining candies.
  • 5 Place 1 cake layer, top side up, on serving plate. Spread with half of the frosting mixture; sprinkle with chopped candies. Place second cake layer, top side up, on candies. Spread remaining frosting mixture on top of cake. Cover; refrigerate until serving time. Drizzle caramel topping over top of cake, allowing some to drip down side. Garnish with pecan halves and reserved turtle candies.

Expert Tips

Use a serrated knife to cut through the thick cake layers.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
705
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
40g
40%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
),
Sodium
513mg
513%;
Total Carbohydrate
86g
86%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 4 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 7 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.