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Devil's Food Caramel Torte

 Devil's Food Caramel Torte
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.
12 ServingsPrep: 40 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add caramel
  • topping; beat until stiff peaks form. Fold in remaining candies.
  • Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with chocolate

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Devil's Food Caramel Torte (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 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.