Or Muddy Turtle? Caramel Mud? ...... Whichever you choose, just know it will be rich and full of surprise! (Sorry the picture is a little dim; I took this picture late at night before diving head first into the caramel topping.......)
Recently, I was battling cravings for two sweets = a Mississippi Mud Cake, and Turtle candies. In a moment of clarity and genius, I realized I could combine the two and create an ultimate poke cake! What followed was a sticky, delicious and indulgent dessert.
I call it a Mississippi Turtle.
Mississippi Turtle Poke Cake
1-Chocolate cake mix, I recommend anything with 'fudge' in the title
2/3 cup oil
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup sour cream or vanilla yogurt, optional
2- 8 oz containers marshmallow crème
1 bottle caramel ice cream topping
1-2 cups chopped pecans, depending on taste
1 cup chocolate chips, optional
1. Prepare cake - combine mix, oil, water and eggs in a large bowl, Stir till smooth. The sour cream or yogurt is optional, if added it will make your cake extra fudgy. You can add chocolate chips and/or chopped pecans to the cake if desired. I always find them desirable.
2. Bake at time and temperature recommended in the box. Let cool and poke holes in cake.
3. Drizzle 1/2 the caramel topping over the poked holes. Let that delicious syrup soak in for a few minutes. Then spread on the marshmallow topping. Sprinkle with pecans. Then the rest of the caramel syrup. Then why not -- toss on some chocolate chips too.
4. Put in fridge for 15-20 minutes just to set. I like to eat the cake at room temperature so everything is perfectly gooey, but placing it the fridge for just a moment seems to help it all come together.
I should warn you, this cake is not for the faint of heart! It is decadent and delicious and best shared with a crowd!
Cooking everything in casserole dishes!
With busy lives & sometimes quick meals, we mom & daughters team are always looking for healthy, tasty & convenient dishes to serve our family. So, please join us as we share everything from appetizers to main dishes & desserts!