Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My Hubbys Birthday

It was my wonderful husbands birthday yesterday (I won't tell you how old he is but will let you know he will be the big 40 pretty soon)... Love him. We have this problem in our family... I can't keep a secret for anything and my money is his money and his money is mine. SOOOO with that said, I can't really buy him anything because I would tell him before and after I bought it AND everything he likes or wants is well over a couple HUNDRED dollars. SO I let him pick out what he wants. Last year, I got him some nice seats to Metallica... this year he bought some BOSE Speakers for his recording studio. He says they sounds great. Anyways- this post isn't all about his birthday... its more about the AMAZING CAKE I made for him. He requested a TURTLE CAKE (and not like Teenage Mutant).

I consulted with my good friend Betty.... Crocker.... and got a great recipe for TURTLE CAKE.


1 box of Betty Crocker SuperMoist Devils Food Cake Mix

1 1/3 cups of water

1/2 cup of Veg Oil

3 eggs

1 bag (14 oz) caramels

1/2 cup evaporated milk

1 cup of chopped pecans

1 bg. (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)

-- heat oven at 350 degrees F. Grease or spray bottom of 13x9 inch pan. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour half of the batter into pan. Bake 22 minutes. Refridgerate remaining batter.

--meanwhile, in 1-qt 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 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 caramel topping and sprinkle with pecans.


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