Chocolate-Caramel Turtle Torte

Chocolate-Caramel Turtle Torte

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"This layer cake includes layers of devil's food cake, pudding, whipped topping, caramels, and pecans for a simple yet elegant dessert."
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1 h 50 m servings 318 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 318 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 10.4 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 51.4g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 509 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. 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 minutes; invert onto wire racks. Remove pans. Cool cakes completely.
  2. Meanwhile, microwave caramels and milk in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 minutes; stir. Microwave 2 minutes or until caramels are completely melted, stirring after each minute. Add dry vanilla pudding mix; whisk 2 minutes Cool 15 minutes. Gently stir in 1-1/2 cups COOL WHIP. Refrigerate 20 minutes or until chilled.
  3. Cut cakes horizontally in half; stack on plate, spreading 1/3 of the caramel mixture between each layer.
  4. Microwave remaining COOL WHIP and chocolate in microwaveable bowl 2 minutes or until blended, stirring after each minute. Cool 10 minutes Spread over torte, allowing excess glaze to drip down side. Sprinkle with nuts.


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



Tested this out and it was wonderful! I am making for Thanksgiving as some members of my family don't like Pumpkin Pie.

I followed the recipe exactly except instead of preparing the cake mix according to the box, I combined the cake mix, chocolate pudding mix, 3/4 canola oil, 3/4 cup water, 3 eggs, and 8 oz sour ...

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