Hospitality ~ Decorations and Turtle Cake

hospitality 1 peter 49I promised you all the turtle cake recipe! To go along with the amazing mouth-watering desert, I’m including a simple table decoration for a spring time gathering.

God’s word has a lot to say about hospitality and gathering together. If you’re interested in a bible study on the subject, check out Karen Ehman’s site and her new book, A Life That Says Welcome. I’m really enjoying both the study and her book.

Molten cakes have become all the rage in the past few years. This one won’t let you down!


Turtle Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • 1 box Devils food cake (pictured is a German chocolate cake mix, it’s not quite as good)
  • 1 (140z) bag caramels
  • 3/4 C butter
  • 1/2 can evaporated milk
  • 1 C chocolate chips
  • 1 C chopped pecans or walnuts

caramel sauce

Unwrap your caramels and place in a sauce pan along with butter and evaporated milk. Set aside. Wait to heat this pan until you have your cake in the oven!

Prepare cake batter according to box directions. Pour half of the cake mixture into a 9×13 pan. Save the other half for later. Bake 350° for 15 minutes.

caramel sauce

While your cake bakes, turn your sauce on low heat and stir constantly until completely melted and combined.

caramel sauce

Pull cake out of oven. Pour caramel sauce slowly over cake. Sprinkle with chopped nuts and chocolate chips.

Pour the rest of the cake batter over the top of your cake. Bake at 350° for an additional 20 minutes.

turtle cake Let sit five or ten minutes. Serve while warm with vanilla ice cream. I think the vanilla ice cream is a must to help cut the richness of this dessert.

This is the most perfect company recipe. It’s easy and forgiving. A rich molten caramel cake that everyone will oohhhh and ahhhhh over.




turtle cake

daffodilsAnd to add a little flair to your table, go pick some spring flowers from your own yard. Pick a fun bottle, mason jar, glass, or vase to display them and you’re done!

Don’t overdo it when you have company over, which is easier said than done. Trust me, I’m known for making a TON of food when we have company over.

Make sure your home is comfortable for folks because if you are say, such a neat freak that your company feels paranoid about getting your house dirty, they won’t relax. And you may not get an invite to their house because they may leave feeling completely inadequate to ever host your family for dinner or a get together.

So take it easy and enjoy time together!

Need a simple appetizer? Check out the Cucumbers Stuffed With Spicy Crab

What is your favorite part of entertaining? Do you have a go-to recipe you love to share with company? Tell us about it in the comments.



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  1. Oooh that carmel looks YUMMY!! Thanks for the recipe. And I love having fresh flowers around the house, especially if you grew them yourself 🙂
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    • I agree, makes them even better doesn’t it? And that sauce is AWESOME! Seriously easy and stays a perfect consistency for pouring so if you wanted, you could make that to top some coffee or ice cream…

  2. That looks soooo yummy and not too hard to make! Can’t wait to try it. I posted a recipe I saw on pinterest for the banana truffles cause I don’t have a blog and I thought those looked yummy and easy!

  3. Oh all of these looks yummy makes my mouth watering.

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