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Turtle Cake

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

16 servings

The oohs and ahhs will be for you instead of the waiter when you serve this Turtle Cake with layers of caramel filling and chocolate-dipped wafers.

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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.

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.

Special Extra

Ensure easy removal of cake layers by covering bottoms of cake pans with circles of parchment paper before filling with batter.

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
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 39g
Protein 5g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 8 %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

Turtle Cake is rated 4.6923076923076925 out of 5 by 13.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMGoodness! OMGoodness!!!! This is so good and so easy to make! I made it for our Christmas dessert and it was a huge hit. Besides being so beautiful that I could have claimed it to be a bakery made cake, it was the best cake I believe I have made in a while. This will most definitely be a go too cake when I need something easy and elegant. I decided to add the extra touch of drizzling some melted white chocolate on top.
Date published: 2014-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would give this recipe 10 stars out of 5. I would give this recipe 10 stars out of 5. Each slice was a piece of heaven on my tongue. My favorite part was the chocolate whipped topping layer on top. It tastes just like fudge and its flavor lingers long after the last bite. Everyone at my New Year's party loved this cake but even if they hadn't, I don't care. I will be making more of these in the future, even if they are all for me. Exceptional recipe!!
Date published: 2012-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was very easy and very good. This was very easy and very good. I didn't add the pudding to the cake since the mix I used already had pudding in it. The caramel/cream cheese filling was delicious. The chocolate overpowered the caramel some, but I always find that to be true since I love caramel so much. The cookie decorations were simple and a nice touch.
Date published: 2014-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I made this recipe for a family gathering and everyone loved it. I did a little variation though. I made it in a 9x13 pan and baked it as box cake mix said. I didn't use the vanilla wafers but instead chopped up pecans and covered the top. We are nut fans. Worked out very well. Will definitely include it in my favorites.
Date published: 2016-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made this for my office Christmas party and everyone loved it. Made this for my office Christmas party and everyone loved it. Of all the things I've made this was the biggest hit. I'm tripling the recipe and making it in cupcake form for an engament party this weekend! Can't say enough good things about this recipe.
Date published: 2012-01-25
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 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
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