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This is a Turtle Cake recipe that makes the cake "from scratch" instead of using a box mix. It's a little time consuming but it is well worth it!
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 2⁄3 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 2⁄3 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2⁄3 cup margarine, softened
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- 1 (14 ounce) bag caramels
- 5⁄8 cup canned milk
- 2 cups chocolate chips, divided
- 2 cups pecans, chopped, divided
- Combine all dry ingredients (except sugar); set aside.
- Beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until fluffy.
- Gradually add flour mixture alternately with milk (not canned milk), just until blended.
- Spread half of the batter in a greased and floured 9x13 pan. bake for 12-14 minutes in a 350°F oven.
- Heat caramels and canned milk. Melt.
- Pour caramel mixture over cake, spreading to the edges.
- Sprinkle with 1 cup of chocolate chips and the 1 cup of the chopped pecans.
- Spoon remaining batter over top, carefully spreading to the edges.
- Bake at 350°F for 35 minutes.
- Meanwhile, melt remaining 1 cup of chocolate chips. Spread over cooled cake.
- Sprinkle with the remaining pecans.
- I like to serve this with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping.