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Chocolate Turtle Bundt Cake

Chocolate Turtle Bundt Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate-turtle-bundt-cake
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 55 minutes
Servings 16 servings (may vary)
Calories 520kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 1 recipe Chocolate Buttermilk Cake made in a bundt pan
  • 1 cup roughly chopped pecan pieces toasted
  • Caramel-pecan sauce:
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup butter ½ stick or 4 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Chocolate ganache:
  • 1 ½ cup milk chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy cream


  • Prepare the chocolate buttermilk cake per the directions. Bake in a buttered and floured bundt pan for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes back clean. Cool in the pan on a cooling rack.
  • Spread the pecan pieces in a single layer on a sheet pan. Toast in a 350°F oven for 6-8 minutes Set aside to cool.
  • To make the caramel-pecan sauce: In a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat melt together the brown sugar, heavy cream, butter, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil then lower the heat to a simmer. Cook for 2 minutes stirring constantly.
  • Remove the caramel sauce from the heat then add the vanilla and toasted pecans. Stir until the pecans are coated. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • To make the ganache: in a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips and heavy cream in 20 second increments stopping to stir each time. Repeat until completely smooth.
  • Place the bundt cake on a cake pedestal or platter. Drizzle with ⅓ of the chocolate ganache and ⅓ of the caramel pecan sauce. Repeat drizzling the cake on all sides until both of the sauces are used.
  • Store chilled bringing to room temperature for serving.


The caramel-pecan sauce and chocolate ganache should still be warm but still pourable before drizzling onto the cake.
Chocolate Buttermilk Recipe here


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 520kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 290mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 349IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg