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Monday, November 22, 2010

Pumpkin Pie Cake

When I first read this recipe, I thought it was an interesting idea. After making this scrumptious thing, I would like to declare it brilliant. This is a happy blend of pie and cake in one delicious wrapping. My colleagues at work are often my test tasters for new recipes and this was was such a hit that staff requested it for an upcoming potluck. This is not a waist watcher but it sure is a good holiday indulgence.

This is sure to be the hit of your next dinner party, Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie Cake
1 - 29 ounce can pumpkin
4 eggs
13 ounces evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (or you can substitute all spice)
1 - 2 layer yellow cake mix
1 cup (2 sticks of butter), melted
1 cup chopped pecans
Whipped cream for garnish

Beat the pumpkin, eggs, evaporated milk, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg in a mixing bowl. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan cake pan. Sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly over the top. Pour the butter evenly over the cake mix. (Variation: I took a whisk and mixed in the cake mix a bit) Sprinkle with the pecans. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into squares and garnish with whipped cream, if desired.

Makes 15 Servings

Recipe Courtesy of Add Another Place Setting, Junior League of NWA Cookbook. To purchase a book, visit JLNWA at

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