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Devil's Food Caramel Torte Recipe

Devil's Food Caramel Torte Recipe

My family calls this festive dessert “turtle cake” because of the delectable candy bits in the moist cake layers and the gooey-good filling. It’s an impressive-looking cake but quite easy to make, as you’ll see from the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 package (7 ounces) milk chocolate turtle candies, chopped, divided
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • Additional milk chocolate turtle candies, broken, optional


  • 1. Line two 9-in. round baking pans with waxed paper; grease the paper and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, buttermilk, oil and eggs. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Combine 1 cup candies and cocoa; fold into batter.
  • 2. Pour into prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Remove waxed paper.
  • 3. In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add caramel topping; beat until stiff peaks form. Fold in remaining candies.
  • 4. Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with chocolate frosting. Top with remaining cake layer; frost top and sides of torte with cream mixture. Garnish with additional candies if desired. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 643 calories, 36 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 95 mg cholesterol, 502 mg sodium, 74 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.