Mud Creek Turtle Cake
2 layer 8" cake 2" high, or 2 layer 9" cake 1 1/2" high, or 13" x 9" sheet cake
1 box german chocolate cake mix
3/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup evaporated milk
14 ounce bag caramels
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease pan(s) using Pan Release.
Prepare cake mix per directions on box. Pour 1/2 batter in pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Melt caramels with milk and butter. Pour over cake. Sprinkle chocolate chips and 3/4 cup chopped pecans over cake. Pour remaining batter in pan. Cover with remaining chopped pecans.
Tap pan on the countertop to release large air bubbles. Bake until done (cake is completely away from the sides of the pan or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean). Within 5 - 10 minutes, remove the cake from the pan and place on a cooling grid until cake is room temperature. See chart for baking times.
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