Jeanine's Pumpkin Pudding Cake
Not exactly a cake or a pudding, this scrumptious pumpkin dessert will have folks begging you for the recipe -- just like I begged it from a fellow employee when he brought his wife's creation to the office. This is an all-round fantastic dessert. It transports extremely well, and is delicious warm or cold.
Using a pastry blender or fork, mix together the cake mix (less the reserved 1 cup), 1 egg and 1 stick of the butter. Press evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan.
In a medium bowl, combine the pumpkin, 3 eggs, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, brown sugar, 1/2 cup of the white sugar and milk. Mix well and pour in an even layer over the cake mix layer.
In a small bowl, mix together the reserved 1 cup cake mix, 1/2 stick butter and 1/2 cup white sugar. Sprinkle evenly over pumpkin mixture. Sprinkle the chopped pecans over all.
Bake for 1 hour and test for doneness with a toothpick. If toothpick does not come out clean, return to the oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
Prep time: 20 minutes; Cooking time: 1 hour 10 minutes; Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Recipe editor Patricia Mitchell; reprinted by permission of J. Cassar. Originally published: 08-07-2004
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