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Easy Turtle Cupcakes

Updated on February 3, 2017

Turtle Cupcakes ~ The same Great Taste with a Quick and Easy preparaton

Cupcakes, Dark Chocolate or Milk Chocolate, and Caramel. My 3 favorite treat ingredients all in one delightful desert with the added bonus of Pecans. To top it off, these Turtle Cupcakes are very easy to make, too.Oh my.... What more can you ask for?Thanks for stopping by my Cupcake Club page. I don't know if there a a resurgence of the beloved cupcake, but every group I am involved in has at least one Cupcake group or fan club, and the club this page was written for, in my opinion, is one of the BEST!Enjoy and happy feasting.

How I came to develop this Turtle Cupcake Recipe

In other words, how can I enjoy these more often?

The Turtle cupcake is my absolute, wish I could have it more often, to heck with the calories, favorite cupcake.There are many variations of this recipe, but I have yet to find one that is easy enough for busy families to enjoy. So, with the inception of the new Cupcake Club here on Squidoo, I felt compelled to create a new spin on my favorite treat.This page also features my favorite and wish tools related to cupcake making, storage, and display.I hope that you may find these accessories as useful as I do,

My favorite Cupcake baking gadget ever - Great for Cookies, too.

Norpro Stainless Steel Scoop, 56MM (4 Tablespoons)
Norpro Stainless Steel Scoop, 56MM (4 Tablespoons)

Great for same-sized and no-drip portions of:

Muffins or cupcakes

Drop cookies

Pancakes and of course,

Ice Cream!

I also like a small mechanical ice cream scoop for candy making and mini-muffins or cupcakes.



  • 1 box Yellow cake mix
  • 12-24 Caramels, depending on richness desired
  • 1-2 tablespoons heavy cream, add until smooth
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips, dark or milk chocolate
  • 1/4 cup Pecans, chopped in small-sized pieces


  1. Prepare cupcakes as directed on package, using paper cupcake liners. Bake as instructed.
  2. Remove cupcakes from oven when instructed or when toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool 10 minutes.
  3. Using chopstick or wooden spoon handle poke 2-3 holes halfway down into top of cupcakes. Allow cupcakes to cool completely.
  4. Place caramels and heavy cream in small double boiler at low to medium low heat (or in microwave and heat at 30 second to 1 minute intervals) stirring often.
  5. While caramels begin to heat, place chocolate chips in zip lock bag, seal, and place in very warm, but not boiling water.
  6. Between stirring of caramel, remove chocolate chips bag from water and knead until chips are completely melted. Return to warm water if needed.
  7. When completely melted drizzle caramel over cupcakes and allow to seep into the holes created.
  8. The chocolate chips should also be melted by this time, so cut a small hole in bottom corner of bag and drizzle over cupcakes.
  9. Immediately sprinkle chopped pecans over tops.
  10. Makes 24 cupcakes.

OM-Gosh! Added to the decadence... Cheesecake! - *sigh* Did I gain weight just looking at this sinful creation?

Decadence Galore with 2 Treats in one!
Decadence Galore with 2 Treats in one!

Photo credit: Tempted by rockygirl05 via Create Commons License.

A great Cupcake making starter kit

Wilton Deluxe Cupcake Set
Wilton Deluxe Cupcake Set

The non-stick cupcake and muffin pan, a cupcake stand, and carrier all in one package for a great low price.. Just a couple more items and you can make, serve, and show off your very own cupcake artistry.


Have I tempted you to try making Turtle Cupcakes yet?

Turtle Cupcakes, but this one has Buttercream frosting, too.  Yum!
Turtle Cupcakes, but this one has Buttercream frosting, too. Yum!

Have you made these cupcakes?

5 stars from 1 rating of Easy Turtle Cupcakes

Do you think you might try this recipe? - Anyone may leave a comment, so please do.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 2 years ago from United States

      It has definitely been a while, way too long actually! I would certainly enjoy a delicious batch of these easy Turtle cupcakes right now!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It really does make one hungry just by looking at them.

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      Eileen 5 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      Mmmmm .... looks so yummy .

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens.

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      JoyfulPamela2 5 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      This recipe will certainly come to mind next time I bake! :)

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      Ah, let me know when you are making these again so that I can come lick that bowl.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I cannot wait to try this recipe! One comment...both pictures feature a chocolate cupcake yet the recipe calls for a yellow cake mix. I'm using butter chocolate cake recipe.

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      These look absolutely phenomenal!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      Adding a kiss for luck on this St. Patrick's Day!

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      Salvatore LM 7 years ago

      Oh!!!!!!!!!!! These Turtle cupcakes are a pure goodness!!!!Salvatore

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      LissaKlar LM 7 years ago

      Yes, I'd love to try it, looks so yummy!

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      Philippians468 7 years ago

      just looking at the picture makes me hungry! it sure looks tasty! great lens! cheers

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      LotusMalas 7 years ago

      Sounds delicious!! I love turtle candy - these cupcakes are two treats in one!

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      Kiwisoutback 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      I would definitely give this recipe a try. Caramel, dark chocolate, and nuts in a cupcake, you can't lose!

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      boutiqueshops 7 years ago

      OMG I love Turtles and I love cupcakes ~ I'm going to make these! Who needs an occasion? It's chocolate! I've featured your lens on my Graduation Cupcakes lens ~ thanks for the recipe!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 8 years ago from United States

      These look absolutely marvelous! I love everything about this lens! The recipe template is fabulous! lensrolled to my Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe. Angel Blessed and added to a new special section of "Squid Angel Mouse Tracks" (Look for the unique cupcake, you are the first, so you might want to tell your friends :)

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      momto4 lm 8 years ago

      Yes, I can't wait to try out your recipe! It sounds delicious!

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      HorseAndPony LM 8 years ago

      These sound amazing. Thanks for the recipe!

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      Your recipe sounds delicious.

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      NaturalMommys 8 years ago

      Oh yes I will be trying this and I will be back to tell you how yummy it was!

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      clouda9 lm 8 years ago

      Oh these sound just ab fab! Chocolate, caramel AND a cupcake - this gal is in heaven!

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      Robin S 8 years ago from USA

      This delicious cupcake recipe is today's feature at the Cupcake club blog!

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      Robin S 8 years ago from USA

      Absolutely I'm going to try this recipe!