Monday, August 3, 2009

Pumpkin Pie Cake

It's been a while since I posted a new recipe, hasn't it? I've been in a bit of a rut, cooking the same things over and over again--either recipes that I've already posted here, or everyday things that aren't really noteworthy. Plus the fact that I've been trying to not use my oven--makes for a pretty dull food blog.

I finally have something new and different enough to brave the summer heat for--a recipe I got from one of my tweeps on twitter (!), @michaelannalea, otherwise known as Annalea from Your Marriage Restored.

The wonderful aroma while this was cooking was almost enough to make me forget it was summertime--the combination of spices and sweetness brought visions of fall and winter holidays dancing in my head.

  • 1 29oz can of pumpkin
  • 1 12oz can evaporated milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 c sugar
  • 4 t pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1 c chopped nuts (I used pecans, you could use walnuts, too)
  • 2 sticks of butter, melted

In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin, evaported milk, sugar, eggs, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Pour into a greased or Pam-sprayed 9 x 13 pan.

Sprinkle the entire box of cake mix on top

Cover with chopped nuts (I think I used more than 1 cup--I just eyeballed it until I thought it looked right--I like lots of nuts)

Drizzle with 1 cup (2 sticks) melted butter

Bake at 350 degrees for 60-75 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. I baked this for 60 minutes, then covered it with foil and baked for another 6 or 7 minutes, then turned off the oven and left it for another 5-7 minutes or so. I think I should have covered it with foil a little sooner, but that's due to a peculiarity of my oven.

This was a verrrry tasty dessert. I wasn't sure at first (when I burned my mouth on a bite scooped from the corner) if this was going to be a cut-and-serve dessert or a scoop and serve dessert. Served hot, definitely scoop. Served cooled-either one would work.

also mentioned to me that it was really good with vanilla flavored whipped cream on top. Annalea, you are my kind of woman. It was too close to dinner for me to hit the store, or we would have had at least some cool whip or vanilla ice cream to serve with this.

Even without the extra topping, four of us pretty well cleared almost half of it after dinner. Well, before and after dinner.

This recipe is linked to:

Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
at Blessed with Grace
Tuesday at the Table at All the Small Stuff
Foodie Friday at Desings by Gollum

Until next time--good cooking, and good eating!


  1. That looks wonderful. Makes me think of Thanksgiving. Thanks for linking to TMTT.

  2. I love all things pumpkin--so I must try this!! Thanks for sharing it, my mouth is salivating! ;)

  3. That looks fabulous and I am exciting because I have a ton of pumpkin. Thanks for linking to Tasty Tuesday, although it's odd since I see you posted that but it's not linked through.
    Thanks again for sharing.

  4. Those nuts on top look like a wonderful addition to a "pumpkin pie". Great recipe!

  5. Hi, Jen,

    I added the text when I first created the post, but your Tasty Tuesday wasn't up yet. When I saw it up, I linked but forgot to activate the link until later--all done now!

    Thanks for the chance to link.

  6. Oh yummy. Definitely marking this one. I may not make it till fall, but what a great fall recipe!

  7. I have made this before and highly recommend it. Thanks for the reminder. I hope you will visit and check out Crock Pot Wednesday starting this week. There are some really great giveaways.

  8. minus the nuts, my husband would love this!! with pecans, i could love this, i notice it just says nuts, so i would feel free to use my favorite!! ;) k, thnx

  9. Oh, I LOVE pumpkin desserts! I'll be adding this to my *to try* list. Thanks for sharing!

  10. This recipe looks so YUMMY!!! and sounds like something my family would enjoy eating. THANKS!! for the GREAT!!! recipe. Geri

  11. That one cup of butter drizzled over the top must make this taste good! :)

  12. Sounds sooo good. Can't wait to try it.


  13. My mom would love this one; I just might have to make it and surprise her!

    Thanks for sharing with TATT!

  14. I am gonna have to try this one out !
    It looks wonderful : )

  15. Well, I book marked this recipe for sure. It looks and sounds delicious!!!

  16. I have made a similar version of this in the past and it is always a big hit at pot lucks and it travels well.

  17. Interesting recipe! I bet this would be great for Thanksgiving and other fall gatherings.

  18. I hope to see you at Crock Pot Wednesdays at this week. Mr. Linky is up and ready for you.

  19. this will forever remind me of my grandmother and my mother! both baked this exact recipe each holiday season and this year, i will attempt to pull it together. thanks for the memories!