Turtle Bundt Cake

This cake is beyond delicious and will be one of the most moist and flavorful cakes you ever try! Caramel, chocolate sand pecans combine for a perfect blend of flavors and textures. You will not be able to stop at just one slice!

Turtle Bundt Cake... This cake is beyond delicious and will be one of the most moist and flavorful cakes you ever try! Caramel, chocolate sand pecans combine for a perfect blend of flavors and textures. You will not be able to stop at just one slice!

Cake has become my new obsession… particularly bundt cakes.

Have you ever tried “Nothing Bundt Cake”? Well, if not, they are some of the most moist cakes you will EVER try. This cake base rivals that one and the best part is made right in your own kitchen!

Turtle Bundt Cake... This cake is beyond delicious and will be one of the most moist and flavorful cakes you ever try! Caramel, chocolate sand pecans combine for a perfect blend of flavors and textures. You will not be able to stop at just one slice!

The classic turtle flavors of caramel, chocolate and pecans come together beautifully in this extraordinary cake! It starts with a chocolate cake base that is AMAZING with little pops of pecans hidden throughout. It also has a caramel cream cheese frosting and is drizzled with additional caramel and chocolate and garnished with chopped pecans.

Each and every bite is sheer perfection!

Definitely give this a try! And good luck at stopping at just one piece ;)

Turtle Bundt Cake... This cake is beyond delicious and will be one of the most moist and flavorful cakes you ever try! Caramel, chocolate sand pecans combine for a perfect blend of flavors and textures. You will not be able to stop at just one slice!

Turtle Bundt Cake
 
This cake is beyond delicious and will be one of the most moist and flavorful cakes you ever try! Caramel, chocolate sand pecans combine for a perfect blend of flavors and textures. You will not be able to stop at just one slice!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 chocolate cake mix
  • 1 small box (3.9 oz) instant chocolate pudding mix, dry
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1½ cups chopped pecans, divided
Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ⅛ cup caramel ice cream topping
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Toppings and Drizzles
  • 3 ounces Peter's caramel plus 1½ Tablespoons milk
  • ½ cup milk chocolate chips plus 1 Tablespoon vegetable shortening
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine cake mix, pudding mix, sugar, sour cream, eggs, oil, water, and vanilla, and mix for three minutes. Stir in 1 cup of the pecans. Save the rest for the garnish.
  3. Spray bundt pan with Baking Joy and pour batter evenly inside.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 to 45 minutes, until done when cake springs back to the touch.
  5. Let sit in the pan for 3 minutes before turning them out. Cool on a wire cooling rack.
Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. Combine all ingredients and beat until smooth and creamy.
  2. Spoon frosting into a piping bag and pipe frosting over the top of cooled cake.
  3. In a microwavable bowl melt caramel and milk together in microwave for 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Let it cool for about a minute before drizzling it over the frosting.
  4. In a microwavable bowl melt chocolate chips and shortening together for 1 minute. Stir until smooth and drizzle over caramel.
  5. Sprinkle remaining nuts over the top.

Enjoy!

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  1. Kari

    Yum! Those drizzles look delicious!
    Kari
    www.sweetteasweetie.com

  2. Debbie K

    This looks sooooo good! You can never go wrong with chocolate, nuts and caramel. Is Peter's caramel a brand of caramel ice cream topping?

  3. Sandi

    Does this make 2 regular size bundt cakes? Or does it call for 2 small size bundt pans??

    1. Chef in Training

      I am SO sorry for the confusion and typos. I don’t know what happened! it is 1 regular bundt pan :)

  4. Robin

    How many cakes does this make? Your saying only fill pans half way.. So is it 2 cakes instead of one cake... and can you use Kaft's carmels instead of Peter's carmels..

    1. Chef in Training

      I am SO sorry for the confusion and typos. I don’t know what happened! it is 1 regular bundt pan :)

  5. Kathy

    Just put this cake in oven but confused. Is it one cake? The recipe reads cakes and cake pans but at the end refers to cake. Little rattled as I couldn't find my bundt pan and at the last minute use an angel food pan. Please clarify recipe.

    1. Chef in Training

      I am SO sorry for the confusion and typos. I don't know what happened! it is 1 regular bundt pan :)

  6. van

    Is this using the small bundt cake pan similar to the cupcake pan or 1 large bundt pan? This is one of my favorite flavors from nothing bundts! My favorite is the praline pecan.

    1. Chef in Training

      1 large bundt pan :)

  7. Linda

    In the frosting, it's just the cream cheese and powdered sugar that gets mixed together, correct? The Carmel is just for drizzling?
    Thanks can't wait to make this tonight

    1. Chef in Training

      SO sorry for any confusion. There is an 1/8 cup of caramel ice cream topping in the frosting and then I used Peter's Caramel to drizzle over the top of that. But Kraft Caramels melted would work too. Just follow package directions for milk and melting instructions :)

  8. Mary Peterson

    Sorry, I just read the other posts! This makes one cake. Thanks!

  9. Heather

    How much caramel ice cream topping do you add the the cream cheese frosting?

    1. Chef in Training

      1/8 cup. SO sorry about that! The recipe states that now :)