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Chocolate Turtle Layer Cake

chocolate turtle layer cake Dessert
Chocolate Turtle Layer Cake
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 4 hr 25 min
  • Servings 16

Enjoy this cake made with Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ cake mix and frosting – a delicious chocolate dessert.

Updated March 20, 2013
Betty Crocker Cake Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cake Mix

Ingredients

  • Unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1
    box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ 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

Steps

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

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

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