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Texas Turtle Sheet Cake!!!

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A Texan Delight of Chocolate and Caramel Imagine a sheet cake that embodies the spirit of Texas: big, bold, and full of flavor. The Texas Turtle Sheet Cake is a dessert that pays homage to the Lone Star State with its rich chocolate, gooey caramel, and crunchy pecans. This recipe brings together the indulgence of a classic turtle candy and the simplicity of a sheet cake, creating a dessert that’s as big on taste as it is on Texan pride.

Chocolatey Bliss

The heart of this cake is its moist and chocolatey base, which provides the perfect canvas for the decadent toppings. Each bite is a journey through layers of fudgy goodness.

Turtle-Inspired Toppings

The Texas Turtle Sheet Cake doesn’t hold back on toppings. It’s generously adorned with caramel and pecans, creating a sweet and nutty contrast to the chocolatey base. It’s a turtle candy lover’s dream come true.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Texas Turtle Sheet Cake with these variations:

  1. Chocolate Drizzle: Add a drizzle of melted chocolate over the caramel and pecans for extra chocolate indulgence.
  2. Flavored Nuts: Use toasted almonds or walnuts instead of pecans for a unique twist on the classic.
  3. Salted Caramel: Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt over the caramel for a delightful salty-sweet combination.

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Now that you’ve uncovered the secret to the Texas Turtle Sheet Cake, it’s time to savor the Texan delight it offers. Share it with loved ones, make it the star of your dessert table, or enjoy it as a sweet tribute to the Lone Star State. Don’t forget to leave a review and share your serving suggestions with us. Happy baking!

Tips or Notes:

  • Allow the cake to cool before cutting for cleaner slices.
  • You can use store-bought caramel sauce, but making your own caramel from scratch adds a homemade touch.
  • Customize the level of sweetness by adjusting the amount of caramel and pecans to suit your taste.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this cake in advance?

Yes, you can make the Texas Turtle Sheet Cake in advance and store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2-3 days.

Can I use a different type of nut?

Absolutely! You can use toasted almonds, walnuts, or any other favorite nut in place of pecans.

Texas Turtle Sheet Cake!!!

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Alexandra Course: All Word Recipes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
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Ingredients

  • For the Chocolate Sheet Cake:
  • 2 cups 2 (400g) granulated sugar

  • 2 cups 2 (250g) all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup 1 (240ml) water

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (120g) unsalted butter

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (120ml) vegetable oil

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 (21g) unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 large 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (120ml) buttermilk

  • 1 teaspoon 1 baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon 1 vanilla extract

  • For the Toppings:
  • 1 cup 1 (200g) granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (120g) unsalted butter

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (120ml) heavy cream

  • 1 cup 1 (120g) chopped pecans

Directions

  • For the Chocolate Sheet Cake:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×13-inch (23x33cm) baking pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the granulated sugar and all-purpose flour.
  • In a saucepan, bring the water, butter, and vegetable oil to a boil. Stir in the unsweetened cocoa powder until smooth.
  • Pour the hot cocoa mixture over the sugar and flour mixture, stirring until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, baking soda, and vanilla extract.
  • Gradually add the egg mixture to the chocolate mixture, stirring until the batter is smooth.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread it evenly.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool slightly.
  • For the Toppings:
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the granulated sugar, unsalted butter, and heavy cream. Stir until the mixture comes to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly, until the caramel thickens slightly.
  • Remove the caramel from heat and stir in the chopped pecans.
  • To Assemble:
  • Pour the caramel and pecan mixture evenly over the warm sheet cake, spreading it to the edges.
  • Allow the Texas Turtle Sheet Cake to cool completely before slicing and serving. Enjoy the Texan delight!

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