Every year when the beginning of Fall rolls around anything, and everything, becomes available in pumpkin spice! I have undoubtedly been a pumpkin spiced latte fan for a few years. Who isn’t? However, this year, I wanted to share something a little deeper than a pumpkin spiced latte recipe! There are so many pumpkin spice recipes out there, so when my goal was to create something different. Something that would combine all of my favorite things about Fall in a unique way. Let me introduce you to this indulgent Gooey Pumpkin Spice Cake!
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Before you get all ooey gooey on me, let me first explain the detail behind gooey. First off I am a huge fan of Paula Deen’s Gooey Butter Cake Recipe, but the inspiration for this cake didn’t come from that. The inspiration for this Gooey Pumpkin Spice Cake actually came from a similar, gooey, german chocolate dessert recipe of my Aunt Donna’s. I honestly don’t think that cake has a specific name, but all you have to do is start racking off the ingredients and any family member will know exactly what dessert you’re talking about!
This Gooey Pumpkin Spice cake is a spin off of a family favorite, in combination with my love for pumpkin spice. With a rich pumpkin center, surrounded my warm spice cake, this dessert is sure to warm up any gathering you have on your list this Fall. I love the soft crunch the, flavor soaked, pecans give to this cake. You almost don’t know they’re there until you taste one and it takes that bite of dessert to the next level.
Gooey Pumpkin Spice Cake
1 (to 1 1/2) cup chopped pecans
1 box Spice Cake mix
8oz cream cheese
1 stick margarine
3 cups (or 1 box) confectioners sugar
3/4 can of pumpkin
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 9×13 baking pan.
Roughly chop pecans and spread around bottom of 9×13 baking pan. Mix cake according to directions on box and pour over pecans.
In a medium size mixing bowl soften margarine and cream cheese. Stir until smooth. Add in confectioners sugar and pumpkin and mix well, until fully combined.
Pour the cream cheese mixture over top of cake batter. Take a knife and swirl throughout the mix. Be sure to swirl good and take it along the edge. The cream cheese mixture will remain the “gooey” part of the cake!
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes.
Serve as is or with whipped topping!
If you are looking for an easy, but festive dessert, to share with family and friends this Fall, I hope you will give this one a try. Not only is it easy, and only requires a few ingredients, but this will trick your guests into thinking you spent all day slaving over this dish! It really only takes a few minutes to whip up and you will be the hostess of the season. I love taking family recipes, that mean so much to me, and experimenting with them in different ways. The way to my heart is through my kitchen and the moments we spend with our families there. I hope you will give this recipe a try and spend a few moments in the kitchen with your spouse, parents, children relatives and friends this holiday season!