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Turtle Nut Cake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.

Makes

20 servings

One of my cousins served this at our annual family reunion many years ago, and she was swamped with recipe requests. One taste will tell you why!
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Ingredients

  • 1 package German chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (11 ounces) caramels
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) chocolate chips
  • Pecan halves for garnish, optional

Directions

  1. Prepare cake according to package directions. Set aside half of batter; pour remaining batter into a greased and floured 13x9-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 18 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt the caramels, milk and butter. Remove from heat; stir in nuts. Pour over cake. Sprinkle with chocolate chips, then pour reserved batter over top.
  3. Bake 20 minutes longer or until cake springs back when touched lightly. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares and top each with a pecan half if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 339 calories, 20g fat (6g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 288mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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