We're upon another holiday, which means one thing to me: food. As I did for my 4th of J post, I can only talk/think/dream about food today.
And today, I'm talking/thinking/dreaming of this chocolate caramel turtle cake. I don't know why. I can't get her off my mind. I woke up wondering what I should have for breakfast. Immediately, I thought of this sweet cake. It's just who I am. Raise your hand if you've ever eaten a piece of cake for breakfast! (Raises 2 hands and both her feet!)
My beautiful momma gave me this recipe, though I think it originally hails from my Aunt Lorene. So we shall call this "Aunt Lorene's Chocolate Caramel Turtle Cake" OR "the-most-sinfully-deliciously-calorically-insane-cake-you'll-ever-eat" or something like that.
Here's the recipe:
1 box of German Chocolate Cake mix (and ingredients needed on the box)
1 can Eagle brand milk
1 lg. bag of Kraft caramels
2 sticks of butter
Mix cake mix according to directions and then divide the batter into 2 seperate bowls. In the first bowl of batter, add 1 stick of melted butter and 1/2 can of the Eagle brand milk. Pour this into a greased pan and bake at 350 degrees for around 20 minutes. While this is baking, melt 1 stick of butter and all of the unwrapped caramels and the other half of the can of Eagle brand milk in a double boiler.
When the first layer of cake is done baking, pour the caramel mixture over the cake (let is sit for a minute or so).
|Don't you just want to stick your face in that?!?!?|
Now, if those weren't enough calories for you, it's time to add the chocolate icing.
Here's what you need:
1 stick of butter
4 tablespoons of cocoa
5 tablespoons of milk
1 box of powdered sugar (or powdered sugar to taste)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix these ingredients together and cook this mixture on the stove for 1 minute after it starts boiling. Remove from the stove and add the powdered sugar and vanilla.
This is a sinful cake, really. The amount of butter and chocolate goodness baked into this cake should probably be illegal.
I don't make this cake unless I'm going to share it with others. I usually NEVER share my dessert, but, if I consumed this entire cake, I would be greasing the door to get out of my house. Moderation is the key with this cake, friends! And moderation totally means anywhere from 1-10 pieces of cake............
P.S. I'm happy to report I had spinach and eggs for breakfast this morning. This was ONLY because I plan on eating 10 pieces of turtle cake this weekend. It's important to balance your meals, man!
Have a blessed holiday weekend and happy eating!