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  • Writer's pictureJoselyn Schmitt

Turtle Cake

Updated: Aug 1, 2023

This Turtle Cake is a deluxe chocolate cake with a caramel swirled all throughout the cake. One of our favorite chocolate cakes taken to the next level of deliciousness!

Turtle cake deluxe homemade chocolate cake with caramel and chocolate chips
Turtle Cake

Turtle Cake Recipe

1/2 cup shortening

1 1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

Cream shortening and sugar. Add egg and beat until creamy. Sift in the dry ingredients. Stir in the rest. Mix until well combined.

1 2/3 cup flour

2/3 cup cocoa

1 1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

1 1/2 cup buttermilk (can be substituted with milk mixed with 1 tsp. vinegar)

1 tsp. vanilla

Bake in a greased 9 x13 pan at 350F. Bake for 15 minutes, pour over the caramel sauce, then bake another 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Caramel Sauce

1 cup butter

1 cup sweetened condensed milk

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup maple syrup (or corn syrup)

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook for 15 minutes. Immediately after removing from the heat pour over the cake. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of chocolate chips over the cake and return the cake to the oven to finish baking.

1/2 cup chocolate chips -sprinkle on the cake after pouring on the sauce.


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