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Pumpkin Pie Cake: A Different Thanksgiving Dessert

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Pumpkin Pie Cake: A Different Thanksgiving Dessert

Pumpkin Pie Cake: An Alternative Thanksgiving Dessert

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, a time to gather with your loved ones to celebrate your blessings.

If you’re in charge of making the pumpkin pie at your Thanksgiving gathering, consider making a new tradition. Bake this easy recipe that uses cake for the base.

With this dessert, you can have your cake, and eat your pie, too!

Pumpkin Pie Cake Instructions

One pkg yellow cake mix

½ C butter, softened

Three eggs

30 oz pumpkin mixed with*

1 ½ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp vanilla

¾ tsp ginger

¼ tsp Allspice

Four tsp sugar

5 oz evaporated milk

½ C sugar

¼ C flour

Three tsp cinnamon

  1.   Combine cake mix, butter and 1 egg until crumbly.
  2.   Set aside 2/3 cup (for topping) and press remainder into 13 x 9 x 2 pan.
  3.   Beat eggs, pumpkin, spices and milk, and pour over crust.
  4.   Mix flour, sugar, cinnamon and topping crumbs, and sprinkle over pumpkin layer.
  5.   Bake at 350 until golden brown, about forty five – fifty minutes.
  6. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.

* Adjust pumpkin to your taste or buy pre-made filling in your grocery store.


Lynn has been writing as long as she could hold a pencil. She's currently working on a memoir about adopting through foster care and has been featured on numerous adoption blogs. She advocates for foster care adoption in Northern California where she lives with her husband of 15 years, three children, and four furry companions.

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