Banana Turtle Cake

Submitted By: Wayne Kreis


  • 1 box super moist Devil’s Food cake mix
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 medium bananas, finely chopped
  • 1 (14-ounce) bag caramels, unwrapped
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 11/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Instructions

    Preheat oven to 350º. Lightly spray the bottom only of a 13-x-9-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. Beat cake mix, buttermilk, water, 1/2 cup oil, and eggs in large bowl on low speed for one minute, scraping bowl as needed. Pour half the batter into pan. Bake 25 minutes.
    Melt caramels with evaporated milk in saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently until smooth. Stir in pecans.
    Sprinkle warm cake evenly with bananas; pour caramel mixture over top. Sprinkle with 1 cup chocolate chips. Carefully spread remaining batter over top. Bake another 30 minutes.
    In a small saucepan over low heat, melt 1/3 cup chocolate chips and 2 teaspoons oil; stir constantly until smooth. Drizzle over cake. Bake for 20 minutes.