Monday, October 21, 2013

5 Minute Chocolate Turtle Cake

I decided to update a blog that we did a while ago about a 5 Minute Chocolate Cake.
See....BACK THEN I didn't have access to our nephew's awesome camera so the photos just did NOT do it justice. 
And then I thought, "Well heck, why just update the photos when you can update the cake too?"
And then I went crazy and turned chocolate cake into caramel-pecan-whipped-cream cake..aka Turtle Cake.
And then I decided to eat the cake.
Hey.... at least I got photos of it first.

5 Minute Turtle Cake

4 Tbsp flour
4 Tbsp sugar
2 tbsp unsweetened baking cocoa
2 Tbsp whisked egg
3 Tbsp milk
3 Tbsp oil
1 Tbsp chocolate chips
2 quartered Kraft Caramels

caramel ice cream sauce
chocolate ice cream sauce
chopped pecans
whipped cream

Mix flour, sugar, and cocoa together in a bowl. Using a fork or small whisk, whisk in the egg, milk, and oil until well combined.
Spray a microwave safe bowl or coffee mug with cooking spray. Scrape the cake batter into the prepared bowl (or mug). Sprinkle with the chocolate chips and caramels.
Cook in microwave for approx 3 minutes.
*If you use a mug - don't be alarmed if the cake rises above the rim of the glass, it will shrink back down.*
Remove from microwave and let sit for 5 minutes. Run a knife around the bowl (or mug) to loosen cake. Invert onto a serving plate.
Top generously with caramel ice cream topping, chocolate ice cream topping, and pecans.

Then top with whipped cream and more caramel sauce. Oh..and pecans too...
I'd like to say I'm sorry about this...thing is....I'm really not.
Turtle Cake in 5 minutes?'s a thing now. 
**Important Note**
Measure your ingredients carefully. 
For example - whisk your egg and use 2 Tbsp of it. DO NOT just use the yolk or the white thinking it will save a step. It will change the texture of the cake.

Be sure to visit Memories By The Mile and Anyonita Nibbles and Hun... What's For Dinner? and Chef In Training and Table For Seven and Carole's Chatter for some fantastic links to more recipes and crafts!


  1. Hello! I found you on the Tasty Tuesdays #33 linky party. This recipe looks fun! I love mug desserts since my husband and I are now empty nesters. Can't wait to try this. We both love turtle cake!

    Thanks for sharing!


  2. Oh Goodness! This could be a dangerous recipe to have on hand, LOL. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  3. This is really dangerous to have because I crave to many sweets. Thanks for sharing this delectable looking sweet.

  4. WOW!! This is awesome! Thanks for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays!

  5. Oh, Jo & Sue! This cake?! Omg. :D Words can't even express how loudly my tummy roared when I first saw this! Just a head's up: I'm featuring this fab cake on Tasty Tuesdays this week! Thank you guys for sharing with us!