Tuesday, November 25, 2014

My Favorite Pumpkin Dessert

 Double knitting: takes twice as long to make progress.
Must. Be. Patient. 
 Yesterday's snowfall: sure beats rain
New cell phone cover: Cat and Mouse

My favorite easy peasy Thanksgiving dessert:

Gooey Pumpkin Cake

Gooey Pumpkin Cake
No time for homemade pumpkin pie? This recipe is a super quick alternative. You basically dump everything into a cake pan and bake! The result is a gooey, pumpkin pie bottom layer with a rich, buttery topping. Not very cake like, but it sure is good.


1 can pumpkin puree (15 oz.)
1 can evaporate milk (12 oz.)
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground clove
1 package yellow cake mix (18.25 oz)
1 1/2 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup melted butter


Combine the pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar and spices in a medium sized mixing bowl. Stir until smooth.

Once blended, pour the batter into a greased 9-inch x 13-inch cake pan.

Scatter the dry cake mix evenly over the batter. Do not stir, just leave the cake mix sitting on top of the batter.

Top with the chopped pecans and drizzle with the melted butter.

Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree F oven for 50 to 60 minutes. The top with be golden brown and crisp when done.
Serves 10 - 12


Suburban prep said...

I make something like that called pumpkin crisp. In my family we do not do pumpkin pie. Your recipe sounds delicious.

Nancy said...

New knitting techniques take patience as the hands and brain work together. Speed will come as you become more familiar.

I love pumpkin pie, but your cake is tempting me.

Ingrid K. said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Kathy!
I never had pumpkin pie, but it must be delicious!!
Happy knitting!
Ingrid xx

Nancy Kay said...

As soon as it turns cold, I'm craving pumpkin...anything. LOL. You recipe sounds tempting!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

We got wind and rain here - all our snow is gone. But your snow looks so pretty!

Anonymous said...

No snow here, but we got enough rain to float an ark!

I've not driven in rain that hard in YEARS!

Delusional Knitter said...

Oh pumpkin and pecans ... my favs. Love your new cell phone cover!!

Araignee said...

Mmmm....that pumpkin thing looks delish. I was just looking for an alternative to the pie because The Mister isn't a fan.
Btw: I used the sports setting on my camera to get the pup pix.

Mereknits said...

Happy, Happy Thanksgiving my friend. I am pretty thankful for you!

Judy S. said...

Love that cell phone cover! Around here we say, "at least you don't have to shovel rain!" And yes, it is POURING today. Wet hugs to you!

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