October 24, 2008

Great Pumpkin Dessert

Edit #2: Yes, you sprinkle on the cake mix dry. Then you pour over the melted butter. It all bakes up wonderfully...the bottom is like the texture of pumpkin pie and the top is kind of a crumbly crust. Just made it yesterday and we had a piece after the football game. Yummo!!

Edit: For the solid pack pumpkin, it comes in a can and is just pumpkin without any seasoning. Just make sure you don't purchase pumpkin pie filling......you just need plain pumpkin. And I made a type.....it should read 1(12 oz) can evaporated milk. Enjoy!

Mmmmm, this time of year brings around the pumpkin desserts and pies. This is a great recipe that I make every year. It's kind of a cross between pie and cake and it's heavenly, especially with Cool Whip or vanilla ice cream. And the butter flavor cake mix makes it melt in your mouth. Hmmm, maybe I'll make this for my dad's upcoming birthday....surely he'd invite us to stay for a little morslet don't ya think?

You know I love to add to my handmade recipe collection and this one will be used over and over again. I used Karen Lockhart's cute little Itty Bitty Piece of Pie stamp. I stamped the image on vanilla cardstock and colored it in with Copic markers. I also used the little Lockhart outline stamp too, perfect for all those Inchie projects. To make the dollop of Cool Whip stand out, I colored it in with a white gel pen. It really pops on that vanilla cardstock. The patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye, the colors instantly make you think *pumpkin*.

For all my recipe cards, the script font is Creating Keepsakes Becky Higgins and the typeset font is called AFL Non Metric. Finished card size is 4" x 6".
Here's a close up of the pumpkin pie accent.

Here's the recipe that you can copy and paste/print:

Great Pumpkin Dessert

1 can (15 oz) solid pack pumpkin
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 pkg yellow cake mix (I used the butter flavor one)
3/4 cup butter, melted (I used margarine)
1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts
Vanilla ice cream or Cool Whip

Combine first five ingredients. Transfer to a greased 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle with cake mix and drizzle with butter. Top with walnuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until a knife comes clean in the center. Serve with ice cream or Cool Whip. 12-16 servings.


glitter girl said...

wow - that looks delish! I am going to my friends house tomorrow for chili & game night, and I am totally going to make this dessert to bring, too! =)
Thanks for sharing - you're amazing, as always!

mamichelle said...

Love your recipes and projects. The recipe cards are so cute.

I'm going to try this one to bring to a dinner tomorrow night! I'm a huge pumpkin fan. Thanks!

calliezant said...

Your projects are really great and for those wondering...I can vouch for that recipe. Just sit down with the dish and spoon...Yumm-o!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Oh I must leave a comment! I LOVE pumpkin desserts! I am saving this and will make it.. and I love your cute recipe card!

2stampis2b said...

mmmmm...sound really good! And your recipe card LOOKS really good, too! TSF.

Cindy H. said...

Your recipe sounds delishious!! Cute recipe card - I love your little pie image and the fonts!

Heidi Boos said...

Just seeing this makes me want to start my own little handmade recipe collection! So cute! And, of course, the dessert sounds amazing! This might be a really silly question, but is the solid pack can of pumpkin just the same as a regular can of pumpkin?

leaca said...

I will have to try that.

Gingerbread Gal said...

Oh, this sounds delish! I am going to try it this weekend. Thanks so much for the recipe. My family goes crazy for pumpkin! We are currently enjoying pumkin ice cream! Yummy!
:) Rachel

DeeDee said...

Oh THANKS Mish....for that recipe....it sounds YUMMO!!! I always love your handmade recipe cards too....they are sooooo CUTE!!! HUGS!!!

Dottie K. said...

OK I love pumpkin and this sounds yummy! Question ? - Do you use the cake mix dry? Thanks! :)

linda said...

Cute recipe card. You've inspired me to start my own homemade recipe card collection. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I'm in for making that this weekend as well!! Questions is the cake mix dry when you sprinkle over.. I am guessing so, but you know ladies doing ONE thing wrong can ruin it. Thanks

Sandy said...

Sounds yummy!! TFS the recipe.

Have you tried the pumpkin pancakes at IHOP?? They are really good.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I have this recipe in my file and you are right, it is so yummy! It has been so cold here AND Thursday was our first snow day! CRAZY!!!! I wonder if that is a sign of a hard winter?!
I made pumpkin muffins, it is the perfect weather, from some pumpkin we had in the freezer and it smelled so yummy in the house. I love this about fall! Ü

ctemommy said...

I made this yesterday and it is YUMMO, especially with vanilla ice cream. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
Carla D

Charmingdesigns said...

I cant wait to try this recipe!! Come by and see the spoons I have bent into an easel for the itty bitties. Laurie

Mary said...

Is it possible to give a little more information about the script font? I googled and found several font CDs by Becky Higgins, but no listing or pictures of the actual fonts on the CDs. Is the script font actually entitled "Creating Keepsakes"? I can't seem to find it.I want to do a set of the old family favorites and give to relatives. Thank you so much for this charming idea!!

Tracy said...

i've printed this recipe out - cant wait to try it. and thanks for your daily sharing of ideas and recipes.

Softangelkisses said...

I love the smell of pumpkin, but can't stand the taste! It looks like it would smell awesome though!

Charmaine said...

Thanks for this recipe. This is very similar to a recipe my mom used to make...she had gotten the recipe from a church friend and now can't seem to find where it is. I think I'll make this for her as a surprise!


Col said...

I couldn't resist another pumpkin cake so I made some yesterday...it's delish! I am actually eating a piece as a type this.

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