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Desserts

Chocolate-Caramel Turtle Torte

Chocolate-Caramel Turtle Torte recipe
photo by:kraft
This is a new family favorite! It's been labeled by some family members as "the best dessert I've EVER had". Definitely a keeper!
posted by
 a cook
on 1/22/2013
time
prep:
30 min
total:
1 hr 50 min
servings
total:
16 servings
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What You Need

1
pkg.  (2-layer size) devil's food cake mix
1
pkg.  (3.9 oz.) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
25
 KRAFT Caramels
3/4
cup  milk
1
pkg.  (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1
tub  (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
3
oz.  BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate
16
 PLANTERS Pecan Halves

Make It

PREPARE cake batter and bake as directed on package for 2 (9-inch) round layers, adding dry chocolate pudding mix to the cake mix before mixing with liquid ingredients. Cool cakes in pans 10 min.; invert onto wire racks. Remove pans. Cool cakes completely.

MEANWHILE, microwave caramels and milk in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min.; stir. Microwave 2 min. or until caramels are completely melted, stirring after each minute. Add dry vanilla pudding mix; whisk 2 min. Cool 15 min. Gently stir in 1-1/2 cups COOL WHIP. Refrigerate 20 min. or until chilled.

CUT cakes horizontally in half; stack on plate, spreading 1/3 of the caramel mixture between each layer.

MICROWAVE remaining COOL WHIP and chocolate in microwaveable bowl 2 min. or until blended, stirring after each minute. Cool 10 min. Spread over torte, allowing excess glaze to drip down side. Sprinkle with nuts.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Size Wise
Sweets can fit into a balanced diet but remember to keep tabs on portions.
Variation
Omit chocolate pudding. Prepare using a yellow cake mix and 2 pkg. (3.4 oz. each) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding.
How to Store
Keep refrigerated.
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