Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake with Father’s Day Cake Topper

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Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake recipe – filled with ooey gooey caramel and topped with even more caramel, chocolate and nuts. Super easy and delicious!

There’s something about the chocolate caramel combination that is simply irresistible. This cake is just that. It’s a spin off from the Better than Anything Cake and is definitely a contender!  This cake would make the perfect cake for Father’s Day, a birthday, graduation party on any day really!

I’ve got an adorable free printable cake topper for you as well (scroll to the bottom to download).

Chocolate turtle poke cake recipe - filled with ooey gooey caramel and topped with even more caramel, chocolate and nuts. Super easy and delicious!

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Seriously, just look at that caramel drizzling down the side of the cake. Pass over the fork and a tall glass of cold milk!

Chocolate turtle poke cake recipe - filled with ooey gooey caramel and topped with even more caramel, chocolate and nuts. Super easy and delicious!

All you need to make this delicious cake is a few simple ingredients. A chocolate cake, caramel, chocolate buttercream frosting, chocolate chips and nuts. I picked up these ingredients at Kroger and the cake turned out perfect.

Chocolate turtle poke cake recipe - filled with ooey gooey caramel and topped with even more caramel, chocolate and nuts. Super easy and delicious!

Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake

Yield: 24 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15-ounce) box devil's food cake mix (+ ingredients on box)
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk caramel or dulce de leche
  • 2 to 3 cups chocolate buttercream frosting (or 1 can)
  • 1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping or salted caramel
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving (optional)

Directions:

Mix the cake batter according to package directions. Stir in 3/4 cup chocolate chips. Bake the cake according to the package directions. Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Then poke holes all over the top with the end of a spoon or butter knife.

Next drizzle the sweetened condensed milk caramel over the cake. If it is too thick, warm in the microwave for 1 minute. Allow the topping to soak into the holes.
Once the cake is at room temperature, carefully top with the chocolate frosting. Then drizzle the caramel on top and add the chopped pecans.

Store in the refrigerator, until serving.
Enjoy!

FREE PRINTABLE

Click the link below and then save the image to your computer. For best results, print on card stock paper.

Once you’ve printed out your cake topper all you need to do is cut them out with scissors and then tape them to a lollipop stick or skewer.

FREE Fathers Day printable cake topper

Here’s 3 few fabulous ways to use the cake toppers (we’ve got 2 different sizes and colors):

{1} On a big slice of this delicious turtle poke cake

Chocolate turtle poke cake recipe - filled with ooey gooey caramel and topped with even more caramel, chocolate and nuts. Love the Father's Day cake topper too!{2}Add to a store bought cake… I found this gorgeous one in the bakery at Kroger.

FREE printable Fathers Day Cake Topper

{3} Add to chocolate cupcakes

FREE printable Fathers Day Cake Topper

I hope this cake makes your Dad’s (or husbands) happy!

Chocolate turtle poke cake recipe - filled with ooey gooey caramel and topped with even more caramel, chocolate and nuts. Super easy and delicious!

Enjoy! :)

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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Comments

  1. Matt posted on May 16, 2016 at 12:31 pm (#
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    One of my favorite flavor combos, absolutely love this!

  2. Roxana posted on May 16, 2016 at 1:23 pm (#
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    This cake would make ME happy!  I love the caramel dripping down the sides. 

  3. Lora @savoringitaly posted on May 17, 2016 at 3:53 pm (#
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    I’m thinking that this would be perfect for Father’s Day, but I’m also thinking they better make me one just because!! Love this idea!!

  4. Kacey @ The Cookie Writer posted on May 17, 2016 at 5:35 pm (#
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    Omg, I am so excited for this! My old manager loves Turtles (but not chocolate cake which is so weird.) Definitely have to make this with vanilla cake for her!

  5. Hena Tayeb posted on May 17, 2016 at 5:55 pm (#
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    oh so delicious.

  6. Michelle De La Cerda posted on May 17, 2016 at 7:12 pm (#
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    What and oogy gooey delicious looking cake. In my house, this would be an excellent birthday cake. I love chocolate and caramel together.

  7. Sabrina posted on May 18, 2016 at 3:01 am (#
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    Chocolate and caramel is a classic combination for a reason!  My husband will love this recipe!

  8. Michelle | A Latte Food posted on May 18, 2016 at 7:12 pm (#
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    Oh my, this does look like it might be better than the Better Than Cake! I’m a huge sucker for anything chocolatey, and this rich cake looks amazing!

  9. Gamblincat posted on May 18, 2016 at 10:43 pm (#
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    OMG, this cake looks delicious! I can hardly wait to try it! 

  10. Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen posted on May 19, 2016 at 2:52 am (#
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    My hubby would go bonkers over this for Father’s Day, but I’d probably have a hard time sharing it! Looks so yummy!

  11. Cookin Canuck posted on May 20, 2016 at 12:55 pm (#
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    That cake looks incredibly tender and that dripping caramel is everything!

  12. Melissa Howell posted on May 25, 2016 at 2:45 pm (#
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    Jamielyn, this cake has all my favorite things! I don’t think I’m going to wait for Father’s Day. Memorial Day is sooner!

  13. Adrianne posted on June 25, 2016 at 8:12 pm (#
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    My husband and kids said this was the best cake they ever had. 

    • I Heart Naptime posted on June 26, 2016 at 8:23 am (#
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      Yay! I’m so glad your family enjoyed it! :)

  14. Nancy posted on February 11, 2017 at 1:52 pm (#
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    What size cake pan are you using to yield 24 servings?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on February 12, 2017 at 11:14 am (#
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      A 9×13 pan :)