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Turtle Upside-down Cake

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Layers of chocolate cake, caramel, pecans and chocolate chips make this cake unique and DELICIOUS!!!


  • 1 box of german chocolate cake mix
  • eggs, oil and water needed to make mix according to box
  • 30 Kraft caramels (unwrapped)
  • 8 oz. Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 1c. chopped pecans
  • 1c. semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Coat sides and bottom of 9-Inch Springform Pan
    with cooking spray and place a circle of parchment paper in the bottom.
  • Make cake mix as directed.
  • Scoop 1/2 of cake mix into bottom of pan and bake for 2o min.
  • While cake is baking, heat cream cheese in a saucepan over medium heat until smooth.
  • Add caramels and stir constantly until completely melted and smooth.
  • After 20 minutes, remove cake from oven.  Pour nuts and chocolate chips over partially baked cake layer.  Pour caramel over (this may sink slightly in the middle.)
  • Carefully scoop remaining cake mixture over the top, covering all of the caramel and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes (until center is firm and a cake tester comes out clean).
  • Remove from oven and run a knife around edges of pan.  
  • Allow to set until cool.  
  • Remove edges of pan and then turn over by setting serving plate on top of cake and flipping.  Remove pan bottom and parchment paper.
  • Top with powdered sugar and caramel sauce if desired.
  • ENJOY!

My thoughts:  I created this cake recipe thinking I could enter it into the RWOP contest (dessert week is coming!)  It simply took too long to completely cook and set though (the contest has a one hour limit).  I had to post it here for you all though because it was SO tasty!   Enjoy!


About Ruthanne

Ruthanne is a scientist with a passion for baking and food photography. Using her kitchen as a lab, she loves experimenting with a variety of flavors and ingredients to create unique, fun and ultimately tasty delights! Thus she created EasyBaked, a website where sugar and chocolate overflow in fun and easy recipes. Her Motto: Money can’t buy happiness -- but it can buy marshmallows, and that’s nearly the same thing!

7 responses »

  1. That is absolutely decadence. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

  2. Wow this looks rich and delicious. The slice of cake looks like you could reach into the screen and bite right into it.

    Following you via blog hop.


  3. Holy moly these desserts look Heavenly!! Did you do a video with these desserts for the RWOP for this week’s dessert week? Just wondering…if not, remember these for when this video phase is over!! I’m blown away!! I think these will be such good party favors!!
    Oh, and I’d love to see more of your pretty face on the front page of your blog!! Take care,

    • Thank you so much! I did do videos for some of them- but some (like this one) took longer than an hour with cooking and cooling, so they were just blog material 🙂 yummy happy blog material 🙂 Thanks for your comment– I need to go and check YOUR blog out now 🙂

  4. Thanks for linking up to TGIF blog hop! Your recipes look delicious! I’ll be by often to check out what your up to next!


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