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Turtle Sundae Dessert

Bethel Walters of Willow River, Minnesota pledges, "This treat is sure to please children and chocolate lovers of all ages!" A convenient cake mix starts the stellar surprise her six grandchildren endorse.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    20 servings


  • 1 package German chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Vanilla ice cream and pecan halves, optional


  • Mix cake according to package directions. Set aside half of the batter; pour remaining batter into a greased and floured 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 18 minutes. Meanwhile, in a saucepan over low heat, melt the caramels, milk and butter. Remove from the heat and add nuts. Pour over cake. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Pour reserved batter over top. Bake 20-25 minutes more or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool. Cut into squares. If desired, top each with a scoop of ice cream and a pecan half.
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  • TarrahS
    Nov 7, 2010

    This recipe is amazing! The cake is so moist and caramel adds great flavor. I made this for a party and I almost didn't even get a piece! I would most defiantly make this again.