*Texas Turtle Sheet Cake*

Texas Turtle Sheet Cake

Texas Turtle Sheet Cake is a delicious dessert that combines the flavors of chocolate, caramel, and pecans. Below is a step-by-step recipe to prepare this scrumptious treat:


For the cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the topping:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and granulated sugar.
  3. In a medium saucepan, melt 1 cup of butter over medium heat. Once melted, add the water and cocoa powder. Stir well and bring it to a boil.
  4. Pour the hot butter-cocoa mixture over the flour-sugar mixture and stir until well combined.
  5. Add the buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and vanilla extract to the mixture. Mix until the batter is smooth.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading it evenly.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. The cake should be slightly springy to the touch.
  8. While the cake is baking, prepare the topping. In a saucepan, melt 1/2 cup of butter over medium heat. Add the milk and brown sugar, stirring constantly.

  1. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil and let it cook for about 2 minutes.
  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract and chopped pecans.
  3. As soon as the cake is out of the oven, sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the surface.
  4. Pour the hot pecan-caramel topping over the cake, spreading it to cover the entire surface.
  5. Let the cake cool completely in the pan before serving.
  6. Once cooled, cut the Texas Turtle Sheet Cake into squares and serve. It’s delicious on its own or can be enjoyed with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Enjoy this delightful Texas Turtle Sheet Cake with your family and friends!

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