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Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes make the perfect decadent treat! Best of all, they come together easily packed with salted caramel frosting, crunchy pecans, sweet chocolate chips and an extra drizzle of caramel sauce! So delicious!

Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes

Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes are perfectly moist, rich, decadent, and loaded with gooey caramel and crunchy pecans in every bite. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate cupcake recipe, turtle dessert recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 280 kcal


For the Cupcakes:

Caramel Buttercream Frosting:

  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) salted butter softened to room temperature
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup caramel sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 Tablespoons heavy cream


  • caramel sauce
  • chocolate chips
  • chopped pecans
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 103mg4%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 47g52%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.