Header AD

Texas Turtle Sheet Cake Recipe


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon espresso powder dissolved in 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

Chocolate Frosting:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Turtle Topping:

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup salted caramel sauce, for drizzling


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 x 13 pan with foil and lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and granulated sugar.
  3. In a saucepan, combine 1 cup butter, 1/3 cup cocoa powdered and 1 cup of espresso. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  4. Pour into prepared dry ingredients. Mix on medium speed until combined. Add eggs and the 1/2 cup buttermilk. Mix on medium speed until combined.
  5. Pour into prepared baking pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the middle comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.
  6. Frosting: in a medium saucepan, combine 1/4 cup butter, 4 tablespoons buttermilk and 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  7. Remove from heat and use a wire whisk to gradually mix in powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time. Pour warm frosting over warm cake. Sprinkle immediately with toasted pecans and chocolate chips. Drizzle with salted caramel.

Texas Turtle Sheet Cake Recipe Texas Turtle Sheet Cake Recipe Reviewed by Jarvis Mann on 9:37 AM Rating: 5

Post AD