Turtle Fudge Skillet Cake

Baked right in our Skillet, this warm cake is spread with a rich caramel fudge glaze and topped with crunchy chopped pecans.


  • 1 package (18.25 ounces) devil's food cake mix (plus ingredients to make cake)
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 4 squares (1 ounce each) semi-sweet chocolate for baking, coarsely chopped
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) caramel ice cream topping, divided
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves, coarsely chopped
  •  Vanilla ice cream (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare cake mix according to package directions in Classic Batter Bowl, mixing batter by hand until smooth. Melt butter in Executive (12-in.) Skillet (do not use stainless cookware) over medium heat, tilting skillet to coat bottom. Gently pour batter over bottom of skillet, spreading evenly.

  2. Bake, uncovered, 30-35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Using Oven Mitts, carefully remove skillet to Stackable Cooling Rack. Loosen edges of cake; carefully invert cake onto large, heat-safe serving plate.

  3. Coarsely chop chocolate squares into small pieces. Place chocolate and half of the ice cream topping in Small Micro-Cooker®. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH 30-60 seconds or until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Carefully spread caramel and chocolate mixture over cake using Large Spreader.

  4. Coarsely chop pecans using Food Chopper; sprinkle evenly over cake. Drizzle with remaining ice cream topping, if desired. Let stand until topping is set. Cut into wedges. Serve with vanilla ice cream, if desired.


  • 12  servings

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 440, Total Fat 24 g, Saturated Fat 6 g, Cholesterol 85 mg, Carbohydrate 54 g, Protein 6 g, Sodium 490 mg, Fiber 2 g

U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving:

2 starch, 1 1/2 fruit, 4 fat (3 1/2 carb) 

Cook's Tips:

Chocolate will melt more quickly and evenly when chopped. Use the Chef's Knife to coarsely chop the chocolate squares into smaller pieces before melting. 

Our Simple Additions® Large Round Platter is the perfect choice for showing off this irresistible chocolate cake.


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