Chocolate Turtle Cake Recipe

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Chocolate Turtle Cake
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  1. Preparation
  2. 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease 2 (9-inch) round cake pans, and dust with cocoa. Set aside.
  3. 2. Beat cake mix and next 7 ingredients at low speed with an electric mixer 1 minute; beat at medium speed 2 minutes. Fold in chocolate morsels and chopped pecans. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  4. 3. Bake at 350° for 30 to 32 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks, and cool completely. Wrap and chill cake layers at least 1 hour.
  5. 4. Whisk together cream cheese frosting and canned dulce de leche in a small bowl until well blended. Set aside. Cut 6 turtle candies in half, and set aside for garnish. Dice remaining turtle candies.
  6. 5. Using a serrated knife, slice cake layers in half horizontally to make 4 layers. Place 1 layer, cut side up, on cake plate. Spread with 1/2 cup cream cheese frosting mixture; sprinkle with one-third diced turtle candies. Repeat procedure twice. Place final cake layer on top of cake, cut side down. Spread chocolate fudge frosting on top and sides of cake. Cover and chill in refrigerator until ready to serve. Just before serving, drizzle dulce de leche ice cream topping over top of cake. Garnish with remaining halved turtle candies and pecan halves. Store in refrigerator.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 569.13 Kcal (2383 kJ)
Calories from fat 407.93 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45.33g 70%
Cholesterol 54.64mg 18%
Sodium 175.84mg 7%
Potassium 242.31mg 5%
Total Carbs 32.56g 11%
Sugars 27.05g 108%
Dietary Fiber 2.83g 11%
Protein 10.79g 22%
Vitamin C 0.6mg 1%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Calcium 98.6mg 10%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 247.61 Kcal (1037 kJ)
Calories from fat 177.48 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.72g 70%
Cholesterol 23.77mg 18%
Sodium 76.5mg 7%
Potassium 105.42mg 5%
Total Carbs 14.16g 11%
Sugars 11.77g 108%
Dietary Fiber 1.23g 11%
Protein 4.69g 22%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 1%
Iron 0.6mg 7%
Calcium 42.9mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 14.6
  • 16

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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