Flavorful Pumpkin Cake

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Flavorful Pumpkin Cake

Courtesy of Betty Crocker

Courtesy of Betty Crocker

Courtesy of Betty Crocker

Courtesy of Betty Crocker

Daniella Jacinto, Staff Writer

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What better way to celebrate this holiday season than with some delicious pumpkin cake. Use this great recipe to help spice up thanksgiving dinner or really any special occasion to stay in the fall spirit.  (recipe and picture provided by bettycrocker.com)

Prep time: 25 minutes  

Total cooking time: 2 hours 15 minutes


1/2 cup butter or margarine

1/4 cup whipping cream

cup packed brown sugar

3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans

1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix

1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)

1/2 cup water

1/3 cup vegetable oil


1 1/2  teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

1 container Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting

Caramel topping, if desired

Additional coarsely chopped pecans, if desired


  1. Heat oven to 325°F. In 1-quart heavy saucepan, stir together butter, whipping cream and brown sugar. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, just until butter is melted. Pour into two ungreased 9- or 8-inch round cake pans; sprinkle evenly with 3/4 cup pecans.
  2. In large bowl, beat cake mix, pumpkin, water, oil, eggs and 1 teaspoon of the pumpkin pie spice with electric mixer on low speed until moistened, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Carefully spoon batter over pecan mixture in each pan.
  3. Bake 41 to 47 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  4. Stir remaining 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice into frosting. To assemble cake, place 1 layer, praline side up, on serving plate. Spread with half of the frosting. Top with second layer, praline side up; spread remaining frosting to edge of layer. Drizzle with caramel topping and additional pecans. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

Serve and enjoy!

Courtesy of Betty Crocker

Courtesy of Betty Crocker


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