Looking for a delicious and easy dessert for Thanksgiving? This dessert is like a cross between a pumpkin pie and a cake. Perfect for busy cooks who don't have time to prepare a pie crust. The bottom layer is cake-like and the middle layer tastes like a pumpkin pie. The topping did not come out crispy like the title suggests but it was still yummy and was a big hit with everyone who tried it. This is a recipe from allrecipes.com. The recipe calls for a 18.25 ounce yellow cake mix that I could not find at my grocery store. I used a 16.25 ounce cake mix that I added 5 tablespoons of all-purpose flour and it came out perfect.
Start by preparing a 9 X 13 baking dish with non stick cooking spray. Reserve 1 cup of the cake mix and set aside. Combine remaining cake mix, 1/2 cup melted butter and one egg. Press into the bottom of baking dish.
In a separate bowl, combine pumpkin, spices, two eggs, 1/2 cup sugar and milk.
Spread the pumpkin mixture over the the bottom layer.
Mix 3/4 cup sugar with reserved cup of cake mix. Cut in 1/2 cup softened butter until it is crumbly.
Spoon the crumbly mixture over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes.
- 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix (if using 16.25 ounce cake mix add 5 tablespoons of all purpose flour)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 (29 ounce) can pumpkin puree
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2/3 cup evaporated milk
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Set aside 1 cup cake mix for the topping. Combine remaining cake mix, 1 egg, and melted butter or margarine. Pat into a 9x13 inch baking pan.
2. In a large bowl, mix pumpkin, 2 eggs, spices, 1/2 cup sugar, and milk. Pour pumpkin mixture over the cake mix crust.
3. In a small bowl, combine 1 cup cake mix and 3/4 cup sugar. Cut in 1/2 cup softened butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle mixture on top of pumpkin mixture.
4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 minutes.