TURTLE CHOCOLATE LAYER CAKE - Easy Recipes

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

TURTLE CHOCOLATE LAYER CAKE


Turtle Chocolate Layer Cake is a moist chocolate cake filled with caramel icing, pecans & chocolate ganache. It’s delicious & the perfect celebration cake!

INGREDIENTS

CHOCOLATE CAKE

  • 2 cups (260g) flour
  • 2 cups (414g) sugar
  • 3/4 cup (70g) Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup (240ml) buttermilk
  • 1 cup (240ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup (240ml) boiling water
  • CARAMEL SAUCE AND ICING
  • 1 1/2 cups (310g) sugar
  • 9 tbsp (126g) salted butter, cubed, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) heavy whipping cream, room temperature
  • 4 cups (460g) powdered sugar
  • 2–3 tbsp (30-45ml) milk

CHOCOLATE GANACHE

  • 9 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) heavy whipping cream

ADDITIONAL

  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans

INSTRUCTIONS

TO MAKE THE CHOCOLATE CAKE LAYERS:

  1. Prepare three 8 inch cake pans with parchment paper circles in the bottom, and grease the sides. Preheat oven to 300°F (148°C).
  2. Add all dry ingredients to a large bowl and combine.
  3. Add eggs, buttermilk, vegetable oil and vanilla to the dry ingredients and mix well
  4. Full instructions visit @lifeloveandsugar

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