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Chewy Turtle Snack Cake

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Chewy Turtle Snack Cake
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 25 min
  • Servings 16
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Enjoy this chewy, chocolatey snack cake topped with caramel and plenty of pecans.

Ingredients

Cake

3/4
cup sugar
6
tablespoons butter, softened
2
oz sweet baking chocolate, melted, cooled
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
6
tablespoons buttermilk
3
tablespoons water
2
eggs

Topping

1/2
cup butter
1
bag (14 oz) caramels, unwrapped
1
can (5 oz) evaporated milk
1
bag (11.5 to 12 oz) semisweet chocolate chunks (2 cups)
1/2
cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening; lightly flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat sugar and 6 tablespoons butter with electric mixer on high speed about 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally, until fluffy. Beat in melted chocolate, flour, baking soda, salt, vanilla, buttermilk, water and eggs on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat 1/2 cup butter, the caramels and evaporated milk over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Spread over hot cake. Sprinkle with chocolate chunks and pecans. Bake 20 minutes longer or until chocolate is melted. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
Tips  

No buttermilk on hand? Place 1 1/4 teaspoons lemon juice or white vinegar in a measuring cup, then add 6 tablespoons milk and stir. Let stand a few minutes before adding to the other ingredients.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
220
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
37%
(
Saturated Fat
13g
63%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
230mg
10%
Potassium
230mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
51g
17%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
,
Sugars
34g
)
Protein
5g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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