Saturday, November 21, 2009

Take A Bite Of: Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

Now this is a pumpkin dessert I can sink my teeth into...
Why this versus any other dessert at the pumpkin bonanza time of year? Because I confess: I am not down with the pumpkin pie. As a matter of fact, I don't care for any kind of pie. But since I love to bake, love big holiday family/friend get-togethers, and love to try new things, this recipe is a perfect fit. Warm cinnamon, a golden crust, and an airy whipped filling = delicious.

You know with the word butter in the title, it has to be Paula Deen. Buon Appetito!

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 1 (18 1/4-ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted

Filling:

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 (16-ounce) box powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well with an electric mixer. Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan.

To make the filling: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter, and beat together. Next, add the powdered sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mix well. Spread pumpkin mixture over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Make sure not to overbake as the center should be a little gooey.

Serve with fresh whipped cream.

53 comments:

Christina Lee said...

It looks divine! funny b/c I'm not "down with the pumpkin pie thing" either--so I wrote a post for next week of a creamier pie version that we like. Have a great weekend and holiday!

Erin said...

I posted the very same recipe on my blog last month---it is TO DIE FOR. I was debating making this instead of pumpkin pie for Thursday....MmMMmmmmmmmMMmMMm!! Paula Deen rocks!

sheila said...

This, I believe, I can make. I love anything pumpkin-y. Mmmmthanks!

sheila said...

If you make this a day ahead of time, should you refrig? or leave out? I think fridg.

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mbkatc230 said...

This sounds delicious! I AM down with the pumpkin pie, but this would be a nice addition to dinner. And if it's Paula, it can't be wrong! (whenever DH sees me get the butter out of the fridge when I'm cooking, he starts calling me Paula lol). Thanks for the recipe. Kathy

JennyMac said...

Hi Sheila: Definitely fridge and then let it get to room temp before serving. :)

brainella said...

Paula Deen = butter. And the yum.

This thing is screaming for a spicy bourbon whipped cream...

Menopausal New Mom said...

Hi, Thanks for sharing, I love anything Pumpkin including pie but it's always nice to have something new to try!

Vodka Logic said...

The recipe looks devine, and how unAmerican not to like pumpkin pie.

xx

Mighty M said...

Oh, that sounds lovely!

Ellie said...

I bet it's not as good as sex.

Secretia said...

That'll be much better than a pumpkin pie, thank you.

Kimi @ SoManyKidsSoLittleTime said...

Pumpkin, Gooey, Butter, and Cake all in one title. I must try some!!

Too Many Hats said...

I'll be making this!

Lauren said...

Is that Paula Dean? A friend of mine made it last week and it was soooo good!

Eva Gallant said...

ooooh, I have to try this one!

Blasé said...

My wife just made that 2 weeks ago. She'll make it again tomorrow. It is 2-Die-4

thatgalkiki said...

Is it wrong to want this first thing in the morning? Hmmmm...

Little Ms Blogger said...

I hate baking and wish you were here today to bake for me. I volunteered for a local park bake sale.

Nice in concept. Give back to the community, but I HATE BAKING. I just tried making these honey mustard/parmesan pecans and they SUCK.

I'm soooooo screwed. Now I have to go to the grocery story and buy stuff to bake.

Okay, done venting.

Gaia said...

This sounds divine!...now i'm hungry...

secret agent woman said...

Wow, are you sure there's enough butter in that recipe?

Busy Bee Suz said...

This sounds delicious. I am so glad you did not include the nutrition facts (calories) that always ruins a good dessert!!

Chief said...

so I have to know...how do you stay so thin and make these yummies ever single week?

Kristina P. said...

OK, I am making this this week. We are going out to eat, but I need some pumpkin around the house.

Raoulysgirl said...

MMM! I love me anything pumpkin...especially pumpkin pie...there's no replacing it! However, this may have to star in a supporting role!!!

Pricilla said...

Doesn't all the powdered sugar make your teeth ring?

Or does the cream cheese take some of the sweetness out of it?

I happen to love pumpkin pie so I'm just asking....

carma said...

is it seriously called "gooey" or did you add that ;-) looks yummy. You've about gotten me inspired enough to get reacquainted with my baking pans...

undomestic chica said...

Oooh! I'll have to try this. My roomate doesn't like pumpkin pie either....mayeb this'll convince her pumpkin can be good. Thanks for sharing!

HalfAsstic.com said...

I emailed this post to my dear mither. Is it cheating to prompt her with the things I want to eat for Thanksgiving? I guess I COULD make it myself, but then I'd have to clean up the kitchen.

The Consummate Hostess said...

Oh yum, I am going to have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

Fragrant Liar said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm! I'm makin' it!

sarahntastic said...

yum! I'm always looking for new pumpkin recipes. I'm working on a cupcake recipe, but it's all been done before!

Jules said...

YUUUUUUUUUMY!

Arielle said...

I'm not a big fan of pumpkin, but that does sound tasty.

mammydiaries said...

Why why WHY do you do this to me?!?!?!? I am within 9 pounds of my goal weight and BOOM! Lovely gooey, pumpkinny recipe from the eveil Jenny Mac... :) Thank you from the bottom of my hips! lol

Kato said...

Oh my. I am in trouble.

tori said...

im definately going to make this!

AnnQ said...

Sounds really good! :-)

Janet said...

Mmmmmmmmm I have a recipe for Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, but not with pumpkin. This looks yummy. Except I went to the store this evening specifically to buy pumpkin for a pumpkin cake recipe I already had, and they were OUT OF PUMPKIN. How is this possible??? Everyone must be making your cake.

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

How do you NOT like pumpkin pie???! But this sounds good too ... may have to try it.

PS Feel free to borrow my pumpkin-horse feed muffin recipe off of my blog. You are welcome.

Raoulysgirl said...

I have an award for you over at my place! Please come by to accept!!!

My name is PJ. said...

Something new for this household to try! You do find some of the yummiest things! Thanks for that!!

When Pigs Fly said...

Yummy! I love pumpkin anything. I will have to try this. I did make something similar to this from Paula Deen, maybe the same recipe, a long time ago. The only thing I would change would be the amount of powdered sugar. Came out a little too sweet for me but overall it was amazing. Thanks for reminding me of this.

Gillian said...

Oh my greatness- It looks so scrummy.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I do believe I can sink my teeth into that recipe! Yum!

blueviolet said...

I think I could really enjoy that!

Don't I Know You? said...

catching up on your last few posts . . . dang, FS promises to not be too busy to visit your blog again!

stepfabulous said...

I'll take two please! :)

Marcy said...

You don't like pie???? WTF?

Mrs Montoya said...

I don't like pie or hot dogs, call me un-American and serve me some coq au vin!!!! This looks fantastic. I'm on it!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Girl why must you tease my tummy! I've been doing so good with my coffee diet! And then I see this .. UGH. Yup looked in the cupboard thank the lord missing the cake mix!

Holly said...

That sounds fantastic! I promised my kiddo pumpkin pie (his favorite) but am totally going to try this next week! Yummy!

tiburon said...

Oooo dang that sounds yummy!!!!