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Texas Turtle Sheet Cake

For this recipe, you can use either a 9×13-inch baking pan or a jelly roll pan. If using the 9×13 pan your cake will be thicker and a little super fudge-like.


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup strong black coffee
  • 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
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Turtle topping:

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup caramel sauce, to drizzle


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine self-rising flour and granulated sugar. Set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, combine 1 cup butter, 1 cup coffee, and 1/3 cup cocoa.
  4. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Pour into the prepared dry ingredients.
  5. Using a hand-held mixer, mix on medium speed until wet and dry ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  6. Add eggs and the 1/2 cup of buttermilk. Mix on medium speed for another minute or so, until well combined.
  7. Pour into baking pan, and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  8. When cake is done baking, a toothpick or fork inserted into the middle of the cake should come out clean.
  9. Prepare the frosting. In a medium saucepan, combine 1/4 cup butter, 4 tablespoons buttermilk, and 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder.
  10. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  11. Remove from heat and use a wire whisk to gradually mix in powdered sugar, a 1/2 cup at a time.
  12. Spread or pour the warm frosting over the cake.
  13. While the cake is still warm, sprinkle with chopped pecans, and chocolate chips. Drizzle with caramel sauce.

Tip: If you don’t have buttermilk, no worries. Mix 1/2 cup milk with 2 tsp vinegar or lemon juice. Let it sit a few minutes before you add it to the other ingredients.

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