Pumpkin pie is a traditional holiday dessert. Many people love pumpkin pie, but many people also love cake. This Pumpkin Pie Cake recipe is the perfect combination of two favorites, so it’ a great addition to holiday gatherings.
We believe that half of the fun of big holiday meals is making them (and cleaning up) together with our favorite people. I find that doing the work together makes being in the kitchen much more enjoyable for me. My son helped make the three layers. He practices reading directions and finding the right tools and ingredients. The base, cake layer is fun to mix up and press into the bottom of the pan. The middle layer has the sweet pumpkin. The top layer of crumbly sugar gives the perfect finish to unique fall and holiday dessert.
The baby sat in her high chair and cheered us on while she ate snacks. We think it’s important to do as many of our regular activities as we can and allow time to teach the kids the skills that we know. Cooking is a great skill to learn early!
Dress up the presentation of this recipe with a cute personalized cake pan like this.
We will bring this memorable dessert along for a fun contribution to family gatherings. I like that the recipe makes as much as a typical box of cake mix, but the uniqueness of the recipe is a special treat.
My family loves this pumpkin pie cake that is a fun twist on a classic holiday meal.
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Pumpkin Pie Cake
- 1 box 2-layer size yellow cake mix reserve 1 cup
- 1/2 cup butter, very soft
- 1 egg
Mix together and press into 13x9 inch dish
- 1 lb 13 oz can pumpkin
- 3 eggs
- 2/3 cup evaporated milk
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup sugar
Mix ingredients together and pour over crust
- 1 cup reserved cake mix
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup chopped pecans optional
Mix cake mix, sugar and margarine together until crumbly. Sprinkle over filling. Sprinkle pecans on top.
Bake at 350 degrees 1 hour 10 minutes. Serve warm with whipped topping.
*check doneness with a toothpick around 50 minutes to account for variations in ovens and avoid burning the cake. The cake is done with the toothpick is clean when inserted in the middle.