Another Texas Turtle Sheet Cake
Chocolate turtles on their own are a delicious treat, but "Another Texas Turtle Sheet Cake" recipe is almost too much for words, a whole sheet cake of chocolate turtles, oh my! It's probably safe to say that most cooks have a Texas sheet cake recipe somewhere in their collection, something that is simple, delicious, no fail and always crowd pleasing.
The creator of this Texas turtle sheet cake recipe has been making this cake as far back as she can remember, minus the ingredients that make this a turtle cake. She thought it would be fun to mix things up with some caramel and pecans, and after having this version, she might not go back to the original. This cake recipe is super moist, almost fudge like in texture. You will fall in love with this recipe as soon as you try it. There are three steps to this Texas turtle sheet cake recipe from the cake part of the recipe, the chocolate frosting recipe, and the delicious turtle topping recipe. For the chocolate frosting recipe you will need butter, buttermilk, unsweetened cocoa and powdered sugar, For the turtle topping recipe you will need some chopped pecans, semi sweet chocolate chips and some caramel sauce to drizzle. To start preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, grease and flour a 9 by 13 inch baking pan. In a large bowl, combine self rising flour and granulated sugar and set aside. In a saucepan, combine some butter, some coffee, and some cocoa. Bring to a boil while stirring constantly, then pour into the prepared dry ingredients. Using a hand-held mixer, mix on medium speed until wet and dry ingredients are thoroughly combined. Add eggs and the 1/2 cup of buttermilk. Mix on medium speed for another minute or so, until well combined.
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This Texas turtle sheet cake is pretty decadent, with lots of caramel, cake and chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth. The good news is that pecans are super healthy, and there enough pecans in this delicious dessert recipe to take away some of your guilt. Pecans are a rich source of dietary fiber, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus , zinc and thiamin. Pecans are also a good source of protein, iron and B vitamins. Their fat content is made up mainly of the monounsaturated fat, oleic acid and the polyunsaturated fat, linoleic acid, there you go I knew you would feel better about indulging!
Chocolate turtles are one of those things we usually only get at Christmas time, their rich caramel filled, chocolate covered pecans are popular wherever they go. Turtles brand candy was developed by the Johnson's candy company in 1918 after one of the salesman came into the commissary's dipping room and showed the chocolate covered treat to one of the dippers, who then posted out the chocolate candy looked like a turtle. It wasn't long afterwards that the Johnson's candy company was making the same kind of chocolate candy and selling them under the name Turtles.
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