Turtle Chocolate Cake

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This irresistible chocolate turtle cake recipe is outrageously decadent and made from scratch with a generous amount of gooey satin chocolate ganache and extra creamy caramel icing drizzled on top with pecans. There are so many chocolate cake recipes out there to choose from, but this chocolate cake recipe is easily one of the best chocolate cake recipes made from scratch and a fool-proof recipe too. It tastes incredibly moist and delicious with extra soft and light texture to it. The chocolate flavour is in this recipe is really intense but not overwhelming and has the right amount of richness. This chocolate cake recipe is a beautiful way to show your heartwarming love for that special someone because it is a very fancy but easy desserts to make. It is also one of the best kids birthday cake ideas you could make.

Some tips to keep in mind while making the caramel icing for this recipe are, both the butter and heavy cream should be at room temperature or warmer. Otherwise, the caramel icing could harden up and ruin it. Do not add too much or too little cream for the caramel to firm up well. When you’re cooking the caramel, you want to look for amber colour. Don’t let it sit on the stove for too long as it might get too dark or it could burn. The caramel when hot actually seems quite thin until it cools. It’s fine if the caramel is still a little warm when you add the powdered sugar. You could put the caramel into the mixer bowl to cool, and then add the powdered sugar which thickens it right up. The sugar will clump up first, but will eventually melt completely. For glazing make sure to not completely cool the caramel-pecan sauce and chocolate ganache. It should still be warm to achieve a smooth drizzle onto the cake. For a healthy option in this recipe, try to choose dark chocolate with at least 70 percent or more cacao in it instead of the regular chocolate. This ensures less sugar and processing in the dark chocolate and yields maximum health benefits.

Baking a cake is an art, and you can always use your imagination by adding the ingredients of your choice. You could whip up fluffy white Marshmallow for the frosting or simply add crumbled Toblerone bits on the chocolate glaze. Did you know that July 7th is world chocolate day? It is a well-marked event around the world that celebrates chocolate and its consumption. But who needs an excuse to eat chocolate and just one day of chocolate celebration doesn’t do any justice!Thank you to Lindsay at the ‘Life, Love & Sugar’ food blog for sharing this devilishly delicious chocolate turtle cake recipe with us. Do visit her blog for more chocolate cake recipes that are fancy but easy desserts to make. This Chocolate Cake recipe is a must eat for all the chocoholics. Make this delicious treat today for loved ones!**

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