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Cafe Latte Turtle Cake for Two Recipe

Cafe Latte Turtle Cake For Two

Café Latte Turtle Cake for Two is a small-batch dessert perfect for a romantic date night or a drink you like. This recipe features rich chocolate cake layers filled with caramel, pecans, and a luscious chocolate frosting.

Hello, friend! Get ready to impress your special someone (or yourself!) with this decadent and delicious Café Latte Turtle Cake for Two.

This is not your average dessert, oh no!

This cake is filled with many flavors, with layers of moist chocolate cake, gooey caramel, crunchy pecans, and a rich, velvety chocolate frosting. And the best part? It’s the perfect size for two, so you can indulge in a luxurious treat without any leftovers.

So let’s gather our ingredients and bake up some love!

Utensils You Need:

Gather these tools to create your romantic dessert:

  1. Three 4-ounce ramekins
  2. Two small mixing bowls
  3. Whisk
  4. Small saucepan

The Recipe

Cafe Latte Turtle Cake For Two

Café Latte Turtle Cake for Two

This small-batch cake features layers of chocolate cake filled with caramel, pecans, and chocolate frosting.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 650 kcal


For the chocolate cake:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2-3 tablespoons hot coffee

For the frosting:

  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup caramel sauce
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans


To Make the Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease three 4-ounce ramekins.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolk, oil, sour cream, and sugar.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Stir in the hot coffee, a little at a time, until the batter is smooth.
  • Divide batter evenly among the prepared ramekins.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Let the cakes cool in the ramekins for 10 minutes, then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the frosting:

  • In a small saucepan, combine milk, sugar, and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate chips until melted and smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.

To assemble the cake:

  • Place one cake layer on a plate.
  • Spread a layer of frosting over the cake, then sprinkle with pecans and drizzle with caramel sauce.
  • Repeat with the second cake layer.
  • Top with the third cake layer and frost the entire cake.
  • Decorate with additional pecans and caramel sauce, if desired.


  1. Make sure to use strong hot coffee, as it will help to create a moist and flavorful cake.
  2. You can adjust the amount of caramel and pecans to your liking.
  3. To make this recipe for one, simply halve the ingredients and bake in one ramekin.
Keyword caramel, chocolate cake, date night, dessert for two, easy, pecans, turtle cake

Cook method: Baking

Season: All seasons

Alternative Ingredients:

If you don’t have some of the ingredients, you can use these alternatives:

Sour cream or yogurtButtermilk
Semisweet chocolate chipsDark chocolate chips
PecansWalnuts or almonds

What to Serve with Café Latte Turtle Cake for Two:

You can pair this delicious Café Latte Turtle Cake for Two with the following:

  • A cup of coffee or espresso for a perfect match.
  • A scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra special treat.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I make this cake in a different size pan?

Yes, you can bake this cake in a 9-inch round cake pan. The baking time will be longer, about 25-30 minutes.

Can I use a different type of frosting?

While the chocolate frosting is traditional for this recipe, you can experiment with other frostings, such as cream cheese frosting or a simple chocolate buttercream.

Can I use different types of nuts?

Absolutely! Walnuts, almonds, or even hazelnuts would be delicious additions to this cake.

Can I make this cake dairy-free?

Yes, you can use dairy-free substitutes for the milk, butter, and sour cream.

How do I store the leftover cake?

Store leftover cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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