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Turtle Fudge Skillet Cake


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) box devil's food cake mix (plus ingredients to make cake)
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 4 (1 ounce) squares semi-sweet chocolate for baking
  • 1 (12.25 ounce) jar caramel ice cream topping, divided
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • Vanilla ice cream or thawed, frozen whipped topping (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions in a bowl; beat until smooth.
  3. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat, tilting skillet to coat bottom. Gently pour batter over bottom of skillet, spreading evenly.
  4. Bake, uncovered, 30-35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Carefully remove to cooling rack. Loosen edges of cake and carefully invert cake onto heat-proof serving plate.
  6. Chop chocolate. Combine half of the caramel topping with chocolate in a bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH 30-60 seconds or until melted. Stir until smooth.
  7. Carefully spread caramel fudge glaze over cake.
  8. Chop pecans; sprinkle evenly over glaze.
  9. Drizzle with remaining caramel sauce, if desired.
  10. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping.

Yield: 12 servings or 24 sample servings

Nutrients per serving: Calories 440, Total Fat 24 g, Saturated Fat 6 g, Cholesterol 85 mg, Carbohydrate 55 g, Protein 6 g, Sodium 490 mg, Fiber 2 g