Caramel Chocolate Turtle Dump Cake is an easy, 6 ingredient dessert recipe that mixes in one bowl and then bakes in one pan. Caramel, dark chocolate, chocolate cake mix, and pecans make this turtle dessert amazing.
Dump cakes are an easy dessert that usually involves mixing up a few ingredients, dumping them into a baking dish, and baking! This caramel chocolate turtle dump cake combines chocolate, caramel, dark chocolate, and pecans in a simple dump cake recipe.
You must top it with some vanilla ice cream! The creamy, cold ice cream with the soft pudding like warm cake is delicious. A “turtle dessert” is a combination of chocolate, caramel, and nuts. This turtle dump cake has some dark chocolate in it which really helps with all the sweetness. It’s the perfect combination of flavors.
1 box (3.4 oz) chocolate instant pudding
1½ cups whole milk
1 box (15.25 oz) chocolate cake mix can also use chocolate fudge
1/2 cup caramel sauce or syrup
1 bag (10 oz) dark chocolate chips divided
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Heat oven to 350°. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, add the instant chocolate pudding mix (the dry powder from the box) and the whole milk. Stir with a whisk until pudding dissolved and it’s thicker. About 1-2 minutes.
Add the dry cake mix
(DO NOT prepare the cake mix before, just add the dry cake mix), caramel sauce, and 1 cup of the dark chocolate chips. Stir together until combined.
Evenly spread into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the chopped pecans on top and then the remaining dark chocolate chips.
Bake for 30-35 minutes.
Use a toothpick to check for doneness. A toothpick inserted in the middle should come out with some moist crumbs.
The sides of the cake will be puffy and slightly pulled away from the sides of the pan.
Serve the cake warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and caramel syrup drizzle.