Wednesday, May 9, 2007

My Favorite Turtle

If you need a great dessert to make for mom this weekend, here you go. This one is awesome. It’s a plain looking cake, but sinful when you bite into it. I can eat just the caramel mixture with a spoon right out of the pan. But as my friend Yvonne would say, “Ya might as well rub it on your butt, cause that’s where it’s going”. Enjoy!

Turtle Cake
1 German chocolate cake mix 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 ½ cups water ½ cup oil
1 can sweetened condensed milk 1 pound bag caramels, unwrapped
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans

Mix cake mix, butter, water, oil and half of the can of condensed milk until smooth.
Pour half of the batter into a greased and floured 9X13 inch baking pan. Bake in a
350 degree preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

In a saucepan, over low heat, combine caramels and the remaining condensed
milk. Stir until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. Be careful not to let
it scorch. Carefully spread over the baked cake layer. Sprinkle with pecans and
then chocolate chips. Cover with remaining cake batter and bake for 30 more minutes.

I like to serve it with ice cream or sweetened whipped cream and drizzle it with purchased caramel sauce and a couple of pecan halves for garnish.

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