It’s Day 2 for me of all things #PumpkinWeek! But today I have a bonus for you all as I am also linking this up with the awesome bloggers over at #FoodieExtravaganza! Love when this happens! They are featuring nuts over there with lots of fun recipes with all things nuts- not just pumpkin like me, so you will have plenty of fun and delicious recipes to choose from!
So this recipe for Pumpkin-Nut Crumble Cake fits perfectly within the two- and it was my first time making this recipe- and it was awesome! Even my mom said so, and she is my picky-food-judge. If she says it’s good, then you can believe it!
Inspired by a recipe from The Cake Mix Doctor, by Anne Byrn, I recreated this cake using pecans, lowfat evaporated milk, and less cinnamon than the original recipe. It’s like pie and cake combined- so you don’t have to choose!! I also top mine with fresh whipped cream and a touch of cinnamon sugar- yum! But honestly, her recipes are fantastic- except that I like the way mine is written better- I have left a couple ingredients out when I follow the way hers are formatted, so I think I will like having this one in my own words!
Here’s the recipe for Pumpkin-Nut Crumble Cake
For the cake:
1 stick of butter, softened (8 Tbsp.) + 1 Tbsp. to grease the pan
flour (used only to prepare your pan- 1-2 Tbsp.)
1 package plain yellow cake mix (*measure out one cup of this and set aside for the topping*)
2 cans of pumpkin puree (15oz cans)
1 can evaporated milk
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
For the topping:
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 stick of butter, cold (4 Tbsp.)
*1 cup of cake mix (reserved from making the filling)
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (I used pecans)
cinnamon-sugar to sprinkle
What you do:
Preheat the oven to 350*. Using 1 Tbsp. of softened butter, grease a 9X13″ pan thoroughly. Dust with flour, shaking out any excess. Set aside.
For the crust layer: Measure out 1 cup of the cake mix and set aside. Pour the remaining cake mix, butter, and 1 egg in a mixing bowl. Beat with a mixer until combined. Press into the bottom of the pan.
For the filling: In a large bowl, add the pumpkin, evaporated milk, 1 cup of sugar, remaining 3 eggs, and cinnamon and beat with a mixer until combined. Beat for 2 minutes. Set aside.
For the topping: Add the sugar, butter, and reserved cake mix to a large bowl and mix with a pastry cutter or mixer until crumbly. Add in the chopped pecans.
Assemble: Pour the filling over the crust in an even layer. Sprinkle the topping over the filling so it covers it all. Bake in the center of the oven for 70-75 minutes. The middle shouldn’t jiggle and the top will be golden brown. Remove and cool for at least 20 minutes. Serve with whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon sugar.
*Like many pumpkin desserts, this one tastes even better on Day 2, and keeps in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Here are today’s #PumpkinWeek recipes:
Pumpkin Drink Recipes:
Pumpkin Spice Coffee Syrup from The Nifty Foodie.
Savory Pumpkin Recipes:
Chicken and Pumpkin Curry from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures.
Pumpkin Beef Stew from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen.
Pumpkin-Poblano Salsa from Culinary Adventures with Camilla.
Pumpkin Risotto with Garlic and Sage from Making Miracles.
Pumpkin Sausage Mac and Cheese from Daily Dish Recipes.
Pumpkin Sausage Skillet Dinner from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings.
Pumpkin Walnut Sage Pierogi from The Crumby Kitchen.
Savory Pumpkin Sage Biscuits from Kudos Kitchen by Renee.
Sweet Pumpkin Recipes:
Pumpkin Chess Pie from The Spiffy Cookie.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies from Amy’s Cooking Adventures.
Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins with a Pecan Oat Crumble from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks.
Pumpkin Dump Cake from Seduction in the Kitchen.
Pumpkin-Nut Crumble Cake from Hardly A Goddess.
Pumpkin Pie Cream Puffs from Mildly Meandering.
Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake from A Day in the Life on the Farm.
Spice Cookies with Pumpkin Dip from An Affair from the Heart.
Stuffed Pumpkin Cupcakes from The Freshman Cook.
Whipped Pumpkin Pie Honey Butter from Love and Confections.
White Chocolate Pumpkin Biscotti from The Redhead Baker.
See all the other nuts recipes for today’s Foodie Extravaganza hosted by Caroline’s Cooking:
- Barberry Pistachio Saffron Rice by Food Lust People Love
- Canadian Pecan Butter Tarts by Tara’s Multicultural Table
- Healthy Granola Cakes by Sneha’s Recipes
- Pecan Chicken by Family Around The Table
- Pumpkin Nut Braid by Passion Kneaded
- Pumpkin-Nut Crumble Cake by Hardly A Goddess
- Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Walnut Sauce by Caroline’s Cooking
Linking this up with Meatless Monday!