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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pumpkin Layer Cake

     Today I want to share with you my absolutely favorite fall treat! This cake is amazing! It is so yummy, so decadent, and so luscious! It is super moist and the cream filled layers are light and creamy! Are you hungry yet? Good! Get out your mixing bowls because I guarantee you this cake is a hit!



 It may look a little daunting, but I promise this one's easy! I wish I could say that this cake is one of those treasured family secrets, but its not. This recipe is from Kraft Foods. Its all theirs. I'm telling you its the best recipe they have!



Here's what you'll need:


1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1 can {15oz.} Pumpkin, divided
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup oil
4 eggs
1-1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, divided
1 pkg. {8oz} cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tub {8oz} cool whip
1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
1/4 cup chopped pecans

Pre~heat your oven to 350 F. Beat cake mix, 1 cup pumpkin, milk, oil, eggs and 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl with mixer until well blended. Pour into two greased 9 inch round pans.


     Bake them for 28 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes then remove from pans to cool completely.

Now, we're going to make the filling.

Beat softened cream cheese in a bowl until creamy. Add sugar, remaining pumpkin and spice; mix well. Then fold in the cool whip.


Now its time to put this baby together! Using a serrated knife you are going to cut each cake layer in half horizontally.



     Put your first layer {the bottom of the cake we just cut} on your cake plate or stand. Then add 1/3 of the filling and spread it evenly.



Next you have the dome shaped layer {the top of your cake}. I recommend using your serrated knife to just take off the peak so that your layers lay flatter.



Place this layer on and add your filling. Do this with the other two layers {except don't trim your top layer}. Once you have your filling in, pour the caramel sauce on top and sprinkle with pecans. If you are making this to take somewhere or for company that has yet to arrive let me suggest that you wait to pour the sauce on top until just before serving. Over time the sauce causes the cake to break down and get mushy.

Admire the beauty of your cake:




Trust me, the taste is amazing!



Enjoy this new family favorite!





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19 comments:

  1. Margaret is going to try this!!!!

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  2. that looks amazing! i think it's the toppings and the drizzle that really kick it up a notch! great job, wish i could taste a piece!

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  3. Oh my pumpkin goodness... this looks delicious. If you get a chance come link up at our Pin Party.

    http://justdawnelle.blogspot.com/2012/09/pintastic-monday.html

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  4. Thanks for sharing this! Im going to make it for company this week!
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  5. Oh my yum! I love anything pumpkin this time of year! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  6. This looks amazing...homey, delicious and welcoming. Thx for the recipe. I'd love a slice with a big cup of tea :)

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  7. OH YUM!!!! I am pinning this NOW! Thanks for sharing : )

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  8. Yummy! Can't wait to get started on this.

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  9. My weekly linky party--One Creative Weekend--has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit "One Creative Weekend" on OneCreativeMommy.com (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.) There are two categories—one for Halloween and one for everything else.

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  10. Looks delicious. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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  11. You are featured today at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

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  12. Loving this cake, it looks fabulous and very delish!! I think it's easy too, I have those exact pans, so perfect! Thanks for the recipe. You are featured at Potpourri Friday!
    FABBY

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  13. Hi Jody,
    Your cake looks amazing and I am going to have to try it. Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  14. I saw you featured at Potpourri friday--this cake looks amazing. Now I have a sweet tooth :)

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  15. Looks totally decadent! Thanks for sharing.
    Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

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  16. Your cake is beautiful! This will be my contribution to my family's Thanksgiving dessert table! I cannot wait! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Making this for Aunt Deb and Rick tonight. :-)

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