Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pumpkin Dump Cake

This is another really easy recipe that you can use for a holiday potluck or gathering.

Preheat oven to 350 (325 if using a glass dish).  Grease a 13 x 9.

In a large bowl, mix together:

3 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup evaporated (NOT sweetened condensed) milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
   (or 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice instead)
1 16 oz. can pumpkin puree (or 2 cups of Judy's home made pumpkin, well drained)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
pinch salt

Pour all of this into your prepared pan.

Sprinkle a dry yellow cake mix evenly over the top of this.
Melt 2 sticks of REAL butter (don't be tempted to cheat and use that horrid margarine junk -- I won't know, but the cake will).  As evenly as you can, pour over the top of the cake mix.

Bake for 1 hour.

What you end up with is this wonderful gooey pumpkin custard, topped with a crust that's not too over-the-top sweet. 

This MUST be served with whipped cream or cool whip, and its best slightly warm.

The first time I made this, it was too greasy.  I made it the exact same way the second time, and it wasn't greasy at all.  I can't account for the difference.

But its really easy and really good. 

Bon Apetit!

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