Turtle Cake Recipe (BEST Chocolate Brownie Cake Recipe)

TURTLE CAKE is a chocolate lovers dream. This Turtle Brownie Cake recipe is a dense and moist chocolate brownie cake with walnuts and topped with the most incredible ganache and caramel drizzle. It simply doesn’t get better than this Chocolate Turtle Cake! Crave worthy baking!

Turtle Brownie Cake topped with caramel, chocolate ganache, and pecans

Brownie Cake Recipe: Chocolate Turtle Cake

Brownie Cake is one of my all-time favorite chocolate dessert recipes and this chocolate turtle cake recipe really…takes the cake!

Turtle Brownie Cake is taking over our house one slice at a time. If there’s one dessert I love and never tire of, it’s BROWNIES! Brownies were my #1 craving while I was pregnant with Henry (well, and Coca Cola). Pat came home at one point to another batch on the counter and he tenderly said “Wow I just haven’t ever seen this many brownies made this many days in a row…” BACK OFF I’M STARVING AND GROWING A HUMAN.

Anyways…now that Henry is here, 6 months later I still crave the chocolaty goodness of a moist brownie more than I’d like to admit. This Chocolate Turtle Cake feels just a little bit classier than a boring (but delicious) brownie and I cannot get enough.

This Chocolate Brownie Cake is a mix of German Chocolate Cake Mix and Brownie Mix to make the most decadent bundt cake in history! The chocolate and caramel icing is OMG and the walnuts add such a nice crunch and flavor. If you love turtle candies, you’ll love this cake!

This Chocolate Turtle Cake is one of my favorite desserts. You really have to try this turtle brownie cake right away!

Chocolate Turtle Cake

Turtle Brownie Cake is a chocolate lovers dream. Turtle Cake is a dense and moist chocolate brownie cake with walnuts and topped with the most incredible ganache and caramel drizzle. It simply doesn't get better than this Brownie Cake! Crave worthy baking!

Tips for making this Turtle Brownie Cake recipe

If you’re going to make this Turtle Brownie Cake recipe, you might as well chop up some turtle candies and douse that cake in as much chocolate and caramel as you can. I mean, why not. At this point there’s no hope in this recipe being healthy, so just go for the gold. There’s no scrimping on this amazing chocolate turtle cake. And you better cut yourself an extra large slice! You won’t regret it. Put on some stretch pants, its fine.

You can never go wrong with chocolate. When I’m craving chocolate I make this Turtle Cake, our Easy French Silk Pie, Chocolate Truffles, Oreo Poke Cake, or Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake Cookies!

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Chocolate Brownie Cake, partially cut away

Turtle Brownie Cake is a chocolate lovers dream. Turtle Cake is a dense and moist chocolate brownie cake with walnuts and topped with the most incredible ganache and caramel drizzle. It simply doesn't get better than this Brownie Cake! Crave worthy baking!

Chocolate Turtle Cake

This chocolate Turtle Cake is bound to change your life because you’ll be addicted with the first bite!

If you’re able to make this Turtle Chocolate Brownie Cake and NOT dip into the chocolate and caramel with a spoon, then I commend you. I was not that controlled. Pat caught me with a slice with some extra caramel on the side actually dipping each bite before I ate it. SORRY.

It’s stressful some days having a 6 month old and I won’t apologize for extra caramel. I just won’t. Chocolate Brownie Cake is the ultimate chocolate dessert recipe. I cannot wait for you to try it!

Slice of Turtle Brownie Cake on a plate next to full cake

A slice of chocolate brownie cake

This Turtle Brownie Cake recipe is truly the best of both worlds. Fudgy, chewy brownie meets the ultimate moist chocolate cake. It doesn’t get better than this for chocolate lovers! I hope you enjoy this chocolate Turtle Cake and savor it like I do. A little (A LOT) of chocolate goes a long way. If brownies are more your thing be sure to make our BEST EVER Homemade Brownies from Scratch.

See the recipe card below for full details on How to Make Turtle Brownie Cake. Enjoy!

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Turtle Brownie Cake is a chocolate lovers dream. Turtle Cake is a dense and moist chocolate brownie cake with walnuts and topped with the most incredible ganache and caramel drizzle. It simply doesn't get better than this Brownie Cake! Crave worthy baking!
Turtle Brownie Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 
TURTLE CAKE is a chocolate lovers dream. This Turtle Brownie Cake recipe is a dense and moist chocolate brownie cake with walnuts and topped with the most incredible ganache and caramel drizzle. It simply doesn't get better than this Chocolate Turtle Cake! Crave worthy baking!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownie cake, turtle cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 615 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Ingredients
!For the Caramel Sauce
  • 20 caramels unwrapped
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
!For the cake
  • 1 box German Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1 box Fudge Brownie Mix
  • 4 eggs
  • cup water
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cup chopped pecans divided into 1¼ cups and ¾ cup portions
  • 6-8 chocolate/caramel turtle candies chopped
!For the Chocolate Ganache
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate morsels
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350F and spray a Bundt pan with bakers spray.
  2. Make the caramel sauce first to allow it to cool in the fridge while cake is cooking.
!For the Caramel Sauce
  1. Place unwrapped caramel candies in a microwave-safe bowl. Add the milk. Heat on HIGH 1½ minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until caramels are melted and sauce is smooth. Cool the sauce in the fridge. When cake has cooled 15 minutes, poke holes in the cake.
!For the cake
  1. Combine cake mix, brownie mix, eggs, water and oil in a large bowl and mix on medium for 2 minutes. Pour 1 cup batter into the prepared Bundt pan. Add 1¼ cups pecans to the remaining batter the pour the batter into the Bundt pan. Bake at 350F for 50-55 minutes.
  2. When cake is done, transfer it to a cooling rack to cool 5 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan and allow to cool.
  3. While cake is cooling, make the chocolate ganache.
!For the Chocolate Ganache
  1. In a small saucepan, heat and stir the heavy cream over medium-low heat just until it begins to boil along the edges. Remove from heat and slowly add the chocolate morsels. Stir gently, then let the mixture sit for 5 minutes. Whisk the ganache 1 minute until shiny and smooth. Let the ganache cool 15 minutes.
  2. When the cake has cooled, pour half the caramel sauce over the top. Then pour the chocolate ganache over the top. Sprinkle the cake with chopped turtle candies and ¾ cup chopped pecans. Drizzle more caramel sauce over the turtle candies and chopped pecans on top of the cake.
  3. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Turtle Brownie Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 615 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41g 63%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 372mg 16%
Potassium 429mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 36g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 8.2%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 13.3%
Iron 23.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

AROUND THE WEB: For more fun bundt cakes be sure to check out Easy Angel Food Cake, Red Velvet Bundt Cake, and Pumpkin Chocolate Bundt Cake.

 

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Dawn
On the Turtle Brownie Cake recipe, your ingredients say water for the caramel sauce. Your instructions say milk. I would go with milk. Which is it supposed to be?
Kendra
i think, milk is definitely the better option. Thanks for an awesome recipe. The cake looks fabulous!
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I tried making this cake and it bubbled over all over my oven. Too much batter! What do you do to combat this?
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