We love this cake, only thing I changed, I added peanutbutter morsels and made my own frosting, when I do use store bought frosting, I change it to. Wonderfully A-- spreading !!
Chocolate Turtle Cake
ak47gramma Posted: 04/19/10
GReynolds Posted: 12/22/09
This is exceptional! The caramel frosting between the layers taste like it took hours to prepare, yet so easy. The cake is very moist and the top layer cracked as I was icing it but the chocolate icing covered it up. It was also alittle difficult to cut with the turtle candies between layers but did not change the flavor of the cake. I only used one pack of Turtle candies and it was plenty (although I did not put any on top as a garnish). Doubled the caramel frosting, only to use the whole can of Nestle dulce de leche. This made the cake extra rich. I normally don't use store bought icing but this cake was excellent and hard to believe it wasn't totally from scratch!
countrygramma Posted: 08/12/10
I really think the only way to desribe the flavor of this cake is the total silance, and the soft groans, or just a low mumor of WOW!!! Great CAKE!!
Peniel Posted: 08/10/10
LOVED THIS RECIPE! I would never have thought to use cream cheese in the filling, but it came out perfect. I took it to a dinner party and it was literally inhaled. I used Wilton's Chocolate frosting recipe for, just to make it easier for decorating, but it probably would have tasted better had I used this one.
laceyhawkins Posted: 12/21/10
I wanted to make this recipe in hopes it would be similiar to my husband's turtle groom's cake at our wedding. The cake was wonderful! Very rich! My only mishap was when the 12oz of ice cream topping overflowed to my cake carrier and my (garnish) turtles were sliding off! I am making this cake for Christmas as well-i will only use 1/2 of the topping!! Overall 5 stars!!
Lindsey79 Posted: 01/08/11
I made this cake for Christmas. It was simple to put together and it was a hit with everyone, including all of the little ones. I followed the directions and purchased 14 oz of the turtle candies, but only ended up using one box (or 7oz). If you are planning to drizzle de leche on top of the cake I would recommend buying two cans. I was able to find Nestles caned de leche in the Mexican section of my local supermarket.
heartinsa Posted: 05/13/11
The only thing I do different when I make this is leave the chocolate chips out of the cake as my family doesn't like "things" in their cakes like that. I have made it several times and have gotten rave reviews at work, church and home! Very rich but soooo good!
cmadden3 Posted: 11/21/11
What a great cake! Delicious and moist. Looked just like the picture. This cake has a rich chocolate flavor and a different texture with each bite due to the chocolate chips and pecans in the batter and the candies between the layers. When I read the recipe, I thought that it would have too many flavors going on but not at all. I wouldn't change a thing.
scush21428 Posted: 11/27/11
I made this cake for a gathering for two brithday's..it was met with ooohs and aaaahs... there was another store bought cake...and I believe it was two to one servings...hands down the better cake!.....It is great!..even tho' it was a bit of a pain to make and put together...well worth the praise!
taoism Posted: 04/13/12
lovetherun Posted: 02/15/13
This was amazing. One of my guests said it was the best cake she ever had. I did have to make a few changes though. On accident I bought 15.25 oz cake mix, so I added 3 oz more of instant pudding. My batter was verry thick, so I put in a tiny bit more milk and oil. I also didn't have chocolate extract, but it tasted fine without it. Overall, you won't be sorry you made this cake!
2hoops Posted: 08/17/12
Iam going to make this cake this week and I was wondering if you really need the chocolate extract. With all the other ingredients in it would that be missed? I just hate to buy a bottle if I don't have to. TIA