A friend of mine had mentioned they make this recipe every year instead of pumpkin pie and its a huge success. But she didn’t give me the recipe. I was craving it every since she mentioned it, So I thought I bet that cookbook that my sister in law gave me (Hi Stacy) and guess what, it sure did. Yea! So it was my mission this weekend to make it, and I did and boy am I glad. I think I am permanently changed from boring ole pumpkin pie to this pumpkin crunch cake. Topped with homemade whipping cream and it would be to die for, but guess what if you don’t have it, Its great still.
I did make some changes to the recipe. It originally calls for a yellow cake mix, pumpkin pie spice and no apples. I used a spice cake mix, a mixture of spices and 2 apples. This recipe is very good, its has a great combination of smooth pumpkin with the crunchy top from the cake mix and pecans. I did really like the extra apples and thought it added a nice flavor and a bit more moisture to the mix. I highly recommend this cake, and its very easy to make.
Ingredients:1 Can pumpkin or 15oz. pumpkin puree, 1 Can Evaporated milk, 1 1/2 C Sugar, 1/4 tsp cloves, 1/4 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp allspice, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp salt, 4 eggs, 1 box cake mix (I used spice cake), 1 cup chopped pecans, 2 small apples, sliced, 1 1/2 sticks butter, sliced
1 can of pumpkin or 15 oz pumpkin puree
Add 1 1/2 cups sugar, and 1 can evaporated milk
Add 1/4 tsp ginger, allspice, cloves and nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon, and 1tsp salt
Add four eggs and beat well
Roughly chop pecans, and slice apples
And pour in pumpkin mixture
sprinkle in dry cake mix over pumpkin
Add apple slices and slightly press into batter
Sprinkle on pecans and add butter slices
Bake for 40-50 minutes @ 350
Enjoy! Serve with fresh whipping cream. I guarantee your family will love this new version of pumpkin dessert!
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Pumpkin Crunch Cake
1 Can pumpkin or 15oz. pumpkin puree
1 Can Evaporated milk
1 1/2 C Sugar
1/4 tsp cloves,
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
Mix all the ingredients together well and pour into a buttered 13X9 baking dish
1 box cake mix (I used spice cake)
1 cup chopped pecans
2 small apples, sliced
1 1/2 sticks butter, sliced
Sprinkle dry cake mix over pumpkin mixture, then press sliced apples slightly into the cake mix and top with chopped pecans. Slice butter and lay on top. Bake for 50 minutes @ 350.