Monday, November 30, 2009

The Last Piece

I love reading Mutts! It's one of my favorite Sunday cartoons. And this one is so true- there's always room for one more piece of pumpkin pie or on this cake pumpkin pie cake. This is a dessert I made along with Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie to take to my MIL's for Thanksgiving dinner.

Ingrid of 3B's reminded me of this wonderful pumpkin dessert. She called me up one day oohing and ahhing over a recipe called pumpkin cobbler. I thought "ooh that sounds interesting" and the more she described it I knew exactly what she was talking about. She was talking about a recipe I had tried several years ago that I called Pumpkin Pie Cake. I've seen people call it pumpkin crunch and pumpkin dump cake. Whatever you call it, I'm sure you'll agree with me that it is delicious.

This is a very simple recipe that consists of a couple small cans of pumpkin, a few eggs, a can of evaporated milk, spices, a box of yellow cake mix, butter and nuts. It's basically a pumpkin pie custard on the bottom, then you sprinkle a cake mix over the pumpkin, then drizzle butter over it. Top with nuts if desired. It's delish! Thank you Ingrid for reminding me about this dessert!

The custard is creamy just like the pie minus the crust and the topping is crunchy, buttery, sweet, and nutty. I like it cold just like my pumpkin pie but it's equally good at room temperature. The hardest part is waiting for the cake to cool completely. And this dessert stays fresh for several days. A double bonus.

Pumpkin Pie Cake from 3B's and Cooks.com
  • 2 - 15 oz. cans pumpkin puree
  • 1 - 12 fluid oz. can evaporated milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 -(18.25 oz.) package yellow or spice cake mix
  • 3/4 cup butter (see note)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Preheat oven to 350°F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 9x13 inch pan.

In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Mix well. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

Sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly over the pumpkin mixture. Melt the butter or margarine, and drizzle it over the cake mix. Sprinkle nuts over the top.

Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until done.

NOTE: I upped the butter from 3/4 cup butter to 1 full cup.

Spice cake would be good here too. Just ask Ingrid :-)

23 comments:

Jeanette said...

This looks so good. I will have to file it away. I am over pumkin right now and am on to cookies!

Alicia (The Red Deer) said...

What a great idea! This looks so delicious!

girlichef said...

Oh yes, that looks amazing :) And Mutts is my FAVORITE!!!!

cookies and cups said...

YES ~ Pumpkin dump cake! I knew it was familiar when Ingrid posted it, but now that you have said that it totally makes sense! Looks yummy!

ButterYum said...

Mmm... looks good. I might have to give this one a try. I have jar of pumpkin pie spice that I purchased accidentally and didn't know what in the world I was going to do with it, so this recipe is perfect!

:)
ButterYum

unconfidentialcook said...

The chocolate chip pecan pie is more up my alley...and it looks fabulous. Love turkey and cranberry sauce sandwiches--in fact, I prefer the leftovers more than the dinner itself. We had turkey-avocado-bacon-hardboiled egg sandwiches all weekend long!

Dawn said...

LOVE the textures in this one. I am so making this one. Crunch!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Mutts and Zits are the two strips I have read every day. I haven't made this in years, but I can attest to it being sinfully good. I like to use spice cake, but either way-- it's da bomb! I meant to tell you how sweet Autumns pics are-- what a sweet dog!

New England Girl said...

This looks so amazing... girl, you are slowly ruining my diet, and I love you for it! :)
Thanks for yet another delicious looking treat that I will just have to try.
Hope you're having a fantastic Monday! Love the new header, by the way. :)
xoxo.

Jennifer said...

Mmmmm this looks sooo good! I will have to make it!

Donna-FFW said...

Well, I am loving this, it is so my type of dessert. Sounds delicious, and if you and Ingrid say so, I know it to be true!

Ingrid said...

Hey, Monica! Thanks for the shout out!

The spice cake is waaay better in my opinion even with Babygirl's er, changes! LOL!

Your photos do this justice and I agree whatever you call this, call it GOOD!
~ingrid

Julie said...

Looks absolutely delish...love that topping!
I love the mutts too..so cute :)

Astrid said...

That pumpkin pie cake looks so yummy! The commic was also adorable. I would also go back for seconds and thirds of pumpkin pie. I love it!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I think this looks better than pie! Yum, look at those pecans:)

Sue

Mini Baker said...

WOWWW! delicious!!! you never cease to amaze me monica!

Anshika said...

Wow its looking so heavenly !!

Selba said...

This pie cake looks so delectable!!! How I wish to have a slice of it :)

Btw, I already can see your header! So beautiful! Oh.. and I think no more problem with reading blogspot.com, yay!

Debbie said...

Monica, if it's not some kind of chocolate dessert I usually don't drool, but this one has me going! It looks fantastic. I'll have to try this sometime...too good not to!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Mmmm wow that looks utterly delish!

Kerstin said...

Cute new look!

I saw this on Ingrid's blog and my mouth started watering and now I'm drooling all over again - it looks so good!

Peggy Clyde. said...

I have just been looking through your blog and found a lot of delicious looking food. I can't wait to try this pumpkin cobbler. Thanks.

Becky said...

Just wanted to say... Yum.
I made this this morning to take to my sister's house. She's making an early Thanksgiving supper today and I was assigned dessert. I made something similar from another blog, well, rather my husband did. But it was a little too greasy and, ah... dark brown on the bottom. So I was glad after doing a search on your blog as I didn't have to try to figure out how to alter the recipe my husband had made. I, of course, had to sneak a corner piece to make sure it would be good enough to serve everyone. It was. I added a little more pumpkin than what was called for, say about 1/2c-3/4c, as it was leftover from the prior mentioned bars my husband made. I also put it in a little bit larger pan and was able to take off about 10mns of baking time. Thanks!

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