Andrea turned fourteen while we were on vacation. She enjoyed picking out a turtle cake recipe from Grandma’s cookbook for her birthday cake. We hung around the house and enjoyed being together for her special day.
Andrea’s new favorite birthday cake recipe is so easy, we memorized the recipe after making it the first time. Be warned, it is extremely rich 🙂
Use a German Chocolate Cake mix–you will not need the coconut or nuts– and instead of following box directions, add 3/4 cup melted butter, 3 eggs and 2/3 cup of evaporated milk. Pour 1/2 of the batter in a 13 x 9 inch greased pan. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Remove and cool slightly. In a double boiler, melt 14 oz caramels with 1/3 c evaporated milk. Pour melted caramel evenly over cooling cake. Sprinkle with 1 cup pecans and 1 cup chocolate chips. Pour remaining batter on top and bake for an additional 20 minutes. When cooled sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.