Chocolate Turtle Cake


1 box Betty Crocker Super Moist devil’s food cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1 bag (14oz) caramels
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Ice cream or Whipped cream, if desired
Caramel and chocolate toppings, if desired
Chopped pecans, if desired

Heat oven to 350°F(325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease or spray bottom of 13×9-inch pan.

Make cake batter as directed on box. Pour half of the batter into pan. Bake 22 minutes. Refrigerate remaining batter.

Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat caramels and evaporated milk over medium heat, stirring frequently, until caramels are melted. Stir in pecans. Pour caramel mixture over warm cake in pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Spread with remaining batter. Bake 25 to 28 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Cool at least 30 minutes. Serve with ice cream, drizzle with toppings and sprinkle with pecans. Store loosely covered.