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Turtle Cake

Prep Time
30
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
50
min.
Servings

16 servings

Serve this tasty Turtle Cake tonight! Earn oohs and ahhs from everybody around the table with the sweet layers of this Turtle Cake recipe.

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Make It

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  • Spoon half the COOL WHIP into bowl; refrigerate to thaw. Return remaining COOL WHIP to freezer. Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 2 (9-inch) round layers, adding dry pudding mix to 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 water in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 min. or until caramels are completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring every 45 sec. Cool slightly.
  • Beat cream cheese in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add caramel sauce; mix well. Blend in thawed COOL WHIP. Stack cake layers on plate, filling and frosting top with cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate while preparing chocolate glaze and garnishes.
  • Melt 2 oz. chocolate as directed on package. Dip half of each wafer in chocolate; place on waxed paper-covered baking sheet. Top with nuts. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Microwave frozen COOL WHIP and remaining chocolate in microwaveable bowl 3 min. or until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after each minute. Cool 10 min.
  • Spread COOL WHIP mixture onto top of cake. Garnish with wafers. Keep refrigerated.

Substitute

Use 1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) JELL-O SIMPLY GOOD Chocolate Flavor Pudding

Healthy Living

Trim 40 calories per serving by preparing with COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping, 1 pkg. (1.4 oz.) JELL-O Chocolate Flavor Sugar Free Fat Free Instant Pudding, PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese and reduced-fat vanilla wafers.

Variation

Substitute 13x9-inch pan for the round pans, and increase the baking time to 35 to 38 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; cool completely. Continue as directed, spreading caramel mixture, then chocolate mixture over cake in pan.

Make Ahead

For a more fudge-like texture, store cake in refrigerator overnight. Garnish with chocolate-dipped wafers just before serving.

Servings

  • 16 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 430
Total fat 23g
Saturated fat 9g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 360mg
Carbohydrate 54g
Sugars 39g
Protein 5g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 8 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake for Easter and everyone LOVED it! I made this cake for Easter and everyone LOVED it! I chilled the cake overnight and it was fudgy and delicious. It was so pretty, everyone thought it was a store bought cake. I got several requests to make this again.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh my goodness--this cake has a stunning presentation, so the wonderful taste adds the cherry on... Oh my goodness--this cake has a stunning presentation, so the wonderful taste adds the cherry on top! I made it for Thanksgiving and everyone devoured it. Loved it. I will certainly be making this again!
Date published: 2010-11-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from This was very time consuming and I really didn't think it was that great. This was very time consuming and I really didn't think it was that great. I think if it was a choclate cake with choclate frosting it would have been just as good. Will probably never make this again.
Date published: 2012-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This cake is absolutely decadent! This cake is absolutely decadent! I made it for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it. It looks beautiful, is easy to make, stores well and tastes wonderful. This is my new go to special dessert!
Date published: 2010-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG this is so wonderful. OMG this is so wonderful. I made 2 of them in one night for the first time. took one to work and it was gone in no time. They want more. Best cake ever. Not sweat, just simply delicious.
Date published: 2011-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake for my husband's work christmas party, and they loved it! I made this cake for my husband's work christmas party, and they loved it! One guy actually is having me make him one to take home for Christmas next week! It was definitely a hit!!!
Date published: 2010-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING! AMAZING!!! This is super decadent, but so wonderful. I made this for my friends birthday, and she about fainted since she loves anything chocolate. Defintely one of my new favorites.
Date published: 2012-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made it into cupcakes (which was even more time consuming). I made it into cupcakes (which was even more time consuming). I made the caramel topping and put it inside of the cupcake instead. Very sweet but good.
Date published: 2012-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was an excellent recipee. This was an excellent recipee. I added a little more sugar to the chocolate topping. It was wonderful. Everyone at the party really enjoyed it.
Date published: 2012-12-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This cake looks like a delectable dessert and I cannot wait to bake and serve to my guests. This cake looks like a delectable dessert and I cannot wait to bake and serve to my guests.
Date published: 2011-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This came out excellent. This came out excellent. Tastes great. Family really loved it & coworkers are waiting.
Date published: 2011-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made this cake for boyfriends birthday. Made this cake for boyfriends birthday. Everyone loved it!!
Date published: 2012-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my husband said this was the best cake he had ever eaten! my husband said this was the best cake he had ever eaten!
Date published: 2010-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another huge hit with my family! Another huge hit with my family! Gone in minutes!
Date published: 2012-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely wonderful cake. Absolutely wonderful cake. Everyone loved it!
Date published: 2011-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from everyone's new favorite cake! everyone's new favorite cake!
Date published: 2010-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made it! Made it!!! Loved it!!
Date published: 2010-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely wonderful! Absolutely wonderful!
Date published: 2011-04-01
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