Chocolate Caramel Cake Recipe

What could be better than a rich decadent dessert that is easy to make? This chocolate caramel cake recipe is sure to fit the bill.

A cake mix recipe, you will win compliments from your family and friends without doing a lot of work. Only you will know how quick and easy this dessert is to make. Starting with a cake mix and adding just a few extra ingredients, this turtle cake recipe tastes like it took hours to make but is ready to enjoy in no time.

With a center of gooey goodness, this dessert is really over the top when served with whipped cream or ice cream.

A good dessert for a family gathering or office party, this delicious cake yields fifteen servings when cut into squares.

Chocolate Caramel Cake Recipe


  • 1 package (18.25 ounces) chocolate cake mix with pudding
  • Water, oil and eggs as directed on cake mix package
  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.

2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions.

3. Pour half of the batter into prepared baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Cake will not test done. Remove cake from oven and let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

4. In a sauce pan, combine caramels, butter and milk. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until caramels melt. Remove from heat and spread mixture over cake.

5. Sprinkle peanuts and chocolate chips evenly over caramel mixture. Pour remaining cake batter evenly over top.

6. Return the cake to the oven and bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cake cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut cake into squares to serve.

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