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Turtle Cake

02:00:00 18 servings, 1 piece (163 g) each
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Prep Time
30
min.
Total Time
2
hr.
Servings

18 servings, 1 piece (163 g) each

The oohs and ahhs will be for you instead of the waiter when you serve this Turtle Cake with layers of caramel filling and chocolate-dipped wafers.

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Make It

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  • Spoon half the Cool Whip into bowl; refrigerate to thaw. Return remaining Cool Whip to freezer.
  • Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 2 (9-inch) round layers, adding dry pudding mix to cake mix in bowl before mixing with liquid ingredients. Cool cakes in pans 10 min.; invert onto wire racks. Remove pans. Cool cakes completely.
  • Meanwhile, microwave caramels and water in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 min. or until caramels are completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring every 45 sec. Cool slightly.
  • Beat cream cheese in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add caramel sauce; mix well. Blend in thawed Cool Whip. Stack cake layers on plate, spreading cream cheese mixture between layers and onto top of cake. Refrigerate while preparing chocolate glaze and garnishes.
  • Cover baking sheet with parchment. Melt 2 oz. chocolate as directed on package. Dip half of each wafer in chocolate; place on prepared baking sheet. Top with nuts. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Microwave frozen Cool Whip and remaining chocolate in microwaveable bowl 3 min. or until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after each minute. Cool 10 min.
  • Spread Cool Whip mixture onto top of cake. Garnish with wafers. Keep refrigerated.

Make Ahead

For a more fudge-like texture, store cake in refrigerator overnight. Garnish with chocolate-dipped wafers just before serving.

Variation

Substitute 13x9-inch pan for the round pans, and increase the baking time to 35 to 38 min. or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean; cool completely. Continue as directed, spreading caramel mixture, then chocolate mixture over cake in pan.

Servings

  • 18 servings, 1 piece (163 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 18 servings, 1 piece (163 g) each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 380
% Daily Value
Total fat 19g
Saturated fat 8g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 420mg
Carbohydrate 50g
Dietary fibre 2g
Sugars 35g
Protein 5g
   
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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