Saturday, October 8, 2011

Pumpkin Crunch Dessert

 



A little while back I asked what your favorite Fall recipe was.  Cydnee said her favorite was Pumpkin Crunch Cake and her boys insist on having it every Thanksgiving.  I've never heard of this cake before and it sounded very interesting.  So I asked if she'd like to share the recipe and her response was: Yes, I love sharing good recipes!   Believe me, it's a great recipe!  It's so simple and tastes so good.  It doesn't have the texture of cake, but more like a custard with a crunch top.  I look forward to having it many more times, especially for Thanksgiving!  


 Ingredients are as follows:
 
2 cups pumpkin puree 
1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk 
4 eggs 
1 1/2 cups white sugar 
2 t pumpkin pie spice 
1 t salt 
1 yellow cake mix 
1/2 c chopped pecans (or more if you prefer)
1 stick of butter, melted 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease a 13 x 9  inch baking pan.  


Combine pumpkin, milk, eggs, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and salt.  


Mix well and pour into prepared pan. 


Sprinkle the yellow cake mix over the top, spreading evenly.  


Sprinkle the chopped pecans over the top of the cake mix.
  

Drizzle the melted butter all over the top.
  

Bake for an hour or until golden brown (no longer than an hour and 15 minutes).  Allow to cool for awhile or refrigerate until serving.


Slice, serve and enjoy!





63 comments:

  1. This sounds absolutley delicious! I'm having family over tonight and I would love to make it but I'm one can of pumpkin short. I'm off to search my cupboards for a hidden can of pumpkin :)

    Ellen

    http://everydaysisters.blogspot.com

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  2. OMGosh! My mouth is watering. I love pumpkin. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper! Have a blessed week.

    Everyday Mom's Meals

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  3. Yummmm, this looks great! I love pumpkin cakes.
    Jennifer from Just Wedeminute

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  4. This recipe looks amazing!
    I love pumpkin recipes, and will definitly be saving this one to try very soon.

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  5. Lisa, this looks so incredible! What a perfect cake for fall! I can't wait to make this and thank you for sharing! Thank you for stopping by and wishing me well. It's nice to be back to blogging and I promise that I'll catch up with reading all of your delish posts! Hugs, Roz

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  6. Hi this is Nicole from Colie’s Kitchen I just discovered your blog and wanted to drop by and say hi. I am now a new follower. I would love to have you stop by Colie’s Kitchen if you get a chance. www.colieskitchen.com

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  7. This looks like a winner! Pinned for future use.

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  8. This not only looks delicious, but easy too! I'd love if you come link this and anything else you have up at Makin' You Crave Monday over at MrsHappyHomemaker.com!

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  9. That looks amazing. My mouth is watering. I'm definitely pinning this so that I can make it. :)

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

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  10. Yum!!! This looks delicious for fall! :D
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  11. We LOVE this recipe. We discovered it a couple years ago and it's our go to pumpkin dessert now. We have replaced pumpkin pie with this for Thanksgiving as well...that says something when you replace a time old tradition!!

    Willa
    www.armstrongfamilyfare.com

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  12. YUM! Never heard of a pumpkin crunch cake so I was intrigued. Looks delicious!

    I stumbled this

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  13. This recipe sounds so tasty. Thank you for linking at Joy of Desserts.

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  14. I have a thing for cake mix recipes and I love pumpkin. This looks like a hit!

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  15. This looks awesome! I'm going to try making this gluten free! :)

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  16. This sounds delicious and best of all - super easy. I'll be making this very soon, thanks for sharing!

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  17. This looks amazing! I can't believe it's made with cake mix. I can be a bit of a cake mix
    snob (it's one of my great failings ;)) but I'll definitely have to make this recipe!

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  18. THIS REALLY LOOKS WONDERFUL! THANKS 4 SHARING AT WONKA WEDNESDAY!!!! XO

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  19. Looks and sounds yummy! I think I've had something like this before and it was good.

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  20. I Love your recipe! Would you come over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and share your tasty recipe with us?
    Thanks
    I hope to see you there!
    http://ladybehindthecurtain.com

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  21. This looks great! I have a similar recipe, I call mine Pumpkin Dump Cake! I will be posting that soon, I have my regular Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake. I am so happy I found your blog, I have joined, please check out mine and join if you'd like!

    Warmest Regards & Happy Fall!
    Annamaria

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  22. OMG! I am obsessed w/pumpkin & this sounds so yummy!!! I will so be making this one! I'm over from Judy's Fall into Fall party. Your latest follower, would love a visit & maybe a follow back if you get a chance!

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  23. This looks DELICIOUS! I'll give it a try soon--Thanks for sharing!

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  24. I am drooling over here! What a fab Thanksgiving recipe. Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower from Milk and Cuddles. Vicky from www.messforless.net

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  25. Yum! Thanks for linking up to It's a Keeper. I adore pumpkin anything right now!!

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  26. Just wanted to let you know that I am featuring your pumpkin recipe on my post about “Top 10 Pumpkin Recipes to Try.”

    Please feel free to drop by and check it out and add a button or link to your post if you want!

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  27. I love how easythis is to make. This is my first visit to your blog but I'll definitely be back. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  28. This sure looks good! Wish I had a nice slice for my dessert. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!

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  29. Pumpkin with crunch - yum. Pumpkin recipes are still relatively new to the U.K.

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  30. this was introduced to me as a pumpkin dump cake it is so tasty and yummy loved it since the first piece come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  31. That does look good. Don't you love people who share tasty recipes!

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  32. Hopping over from Everyday Sisters. This really caught my eye, yum! I am trying this .Looks wonderful. Stop by Moore or Less Cooking when you get a chance.

    Have a great Sunday Eve,

    Nettie

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  33. Hi! Your recipe was one of the most popular links on It's a Keeper Thursday! I've featured your recipe on It's a Keeper! I’d love if you stopped by and grabbed a button.

    And, feel free to link up another great recipe this week too!

    Cheers!
    Christina @ It's a Keeper
    Follow me on Facebook and Twitter

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  34. I'm making this TODAY!!! thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Tuesday! can't wait to see what you'll bring this week. http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

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  35. Looks yummy.

    Thanks for sharing with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday

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  36. Yum yum yum! This looks soo amazing!

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  37. pumpkin and pecan...win and win. :) Thx for sharing, sorry for the delay in visiting. This was pinned to my "MUST DO" list!

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  38. I LOVE that it's pumpkin season now, don't you? This looks SO delicious, I’m book-marking this to make for later! I found you via Tempt my Tummy Tuesday. I’m your newest follower and would love a “follow back”!

    Have a great week,

    Jillian @ www.foodfolksandfun.blogspot.com

    P.S. I have an awesome TOMS SHOES giveaway going on right now.

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  39. Featuring YOU over on my blog today! This looks so yummy! Thank you so much for linking up to my {wow me} wednesday party last week! :)

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2011/10/take-look-at-you-top-12.html

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  40. Making this now, but the butter did not cover much of the top and the cake mix is powdery. :(

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    1. Don't worry...it will spread out and turn out delicious!

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  41. This really looks yummy! I would love for you to link this post to my Thanksgiving link up!

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  42. This looks really delicious! I just may have to try it!!!!

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  43. that's pretty much all of the good things in life rolled into one cake:)

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  44. Can anyone tell me what size pumpkin can to use? I have a large can and a smaller, soup sized can....

    Thanks!

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    1. The recipe calls for 2 Cups, so either can will work. If your soup can is smaller than I doubt that will yield two cups. I usually use a big can, scoop out the two cups then freeze what I have leftover. You can always take it out and use it for pumpkin roll, muffins, bread, etc. I hope this helps :)

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  45. I have a very similar recipe, but instead of serving it with the "crunch" on top, you flip it over and it becomes more like a crust. Either way, it's so yummy! Think I'm going to make it for an event this week that I have to bring a dessert to...

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  46. This question may sound stupid but I get an "A" for reading all comments to make sure it hasn't been asked already :) Is the can of 100% pumpkin the same as pumpkin puree? I don't like altering recipes and then wondering why mine didn't taste as good as all the raving reviews. Thanks in advance.

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    1. Not stupid at all ;) It's just pumpkin puree in a can :) I hope you enjoy!

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  47. Dear Lisa, I just came from the Gooseberry Patch. This pumpkin crunch cake looks absolutely irresistible...this and a cup of coffee, who's better?! Please do visit soon. Blessings, Catherine

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  48. This is my favorite pumpkin recipe. I will make it after Halloween. I will need to do something with my pumpkins.

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  49. Is the pumpkin pie spice and salt measured in teaspoons or tablespoons? Thanks.

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  50. I found this recipe a few months ago on "Gooseberry Patch". It was titled "Uncrustable pumpkin pie". No matter where I bring it, everyone goes crazy for it and wants the recipe--right there and then! It will be on my dessert table tomorrow, too.

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  51. i can only find the pumpkin in a can. Cant find the puree pumpkin in a can . Is it the same?

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  52. Been making this since apprx 1999. Goes over well at office holiday carry in. Only I had to sent 2 pans 9x13 to husbands office.

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    1. It is delicious Deborah! We have it instead of pie at Thanksgiving :)

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  53. G'day! This looks delicious, true!
    Based on your photo, could go for some of this right now too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    http://www.whatsonthelist.net
    Viewed as part of Cathy's Bloggers Showcase: Thanksgiving (Fall) Recipe RoundUp

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