Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Pumpkin Crunch Cake Recipe

Oct 14, 2012

Pumpkin Crunch Cake Recipe

The only pumpkin dessert you ever need to make! SO heavenly! Pumpkin Crunch Cake from Hot Eats and Cool Reads

Even though I've been blogging for over a year now, I'm still not much of a dessert maker. 

I'm slowly trying to incorporate more into my blog postings, especially seasonal desserts, like this one. 

See, the problem with making desserts is eating them. I cannot and will not eat an entire dessert myself (hmm wonder why lol), even though it is tempting. 

I was heading out to WI this weekend to visit my good friend Josie, so I whipped this up to take with me out there. 

I just knew the pan would be empty when I returned home. She loved it! I also shared with a few family members, and they thought is was delicious too.

This Pumpkin Crunch Cake is so easy to throw together, and the end result is heavenly. The top turns out like a super crunchy crust, and the bottom is just like pumpkin custard. 

I'm a huge custard lover, so this is right up my alley. 

The comments on the blog where I found the recipe suggests using only half the cake mix, but I used the whole mix and it turned out perfectly. 

You decide how much you'd like to use. Either way, this dessert will disappear before your eyes. 

Yum. Enjoy!!

Pumpkin Crunch Cake

by Sheena
Ingredients (9x13 pan)
  • 1- 15 ounce canned pumpkin
  • 1- 12 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 glass baking dish. Mix pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Pour the mixture in glass baking dish. Sprinkle dry cake mixture over pumpkin and sprinkle with pecans. Evenly pour melted butter over the top. Bake 50-55 minutes.
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The only pumpkin dessert you ever need to make! SO heavenly! Pumpkin Crunch Cake from Hot Eats and Cool Reads

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  1. This is a yummy dessert - one of our fall favorites!

    1. It is so yummy! It's my first time making it, but it will be a favorite for us too! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I make this exact recipe, but use the big can of pumpkin and 1T of pumpkin pie spice instead of the cinnamon!

  3. I love Fall for this very reason - pumpkin desserts!! Pinned this to try - hopefully this week?!

    1. Good morning, Sheena! I'm stopping by to let you know that your project will be featured at this week's It's Fall Y'all ~ Linky Party. I can't wait to see what you share this week. :)

  4. Sounds SO yummy! I'll be pinning this to make for sure!

  5. OMG this looks so great! I loved stopping by:) Thanks for linking up To Whimsy Wednesday!

    Smart! School {House}

  6. Delicious recipe. Perfect fall dessert.

  7. I love this cake! Thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  8. This is one of my favorite fall desserts. I get more compliments on this than any other cake.

    1. This is now a favorite of mine too! It's amazing! Glad you stopped by! :)

  9. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. This looks delicious! I love Pumpkin and would love to have a bite of it right now! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!
    Your new co-host Jutta

  11. Yum! I make this same one in the crock pot just haven't tried the nuts yet. I will next time. Delish! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  12. So scrumptious! I want a bite!
    I would love to have you share this or any other of your recipes at Wednesday Extravaganza - my Foodie Link Party! Here is the link:

    Can't wait to see you there!

  13. I totally understand what you mean by that! I am lucky enough to have monthly FRG meetings (hubs is in the army), so I always have one opportunity to make a cake in the month. But I have an overwhelming amount of cake recipes in my to-make pile. I'm gonna be making "new" recipes when I'm 90. And it's totally different than a batch of cookies that can keep a lot longer.

    This cake looks YUMMY! :)

    Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursday!

  14. Man! I LOVE this kind of recipe...haven't baked up anything pumpkin yet, but this is going to be on my to-try list. Pinning! Thanks for sharing. Saw this recipe at Gooseberry Patch Roundup. *-*

  15. This sounds like a great "Fall-ish" dessert! Thanks for linking up with the Fall In Love With Fall link-up! I appreciated it! :)

  16. Looks yummy....any substitute for the pecans? Our family has nut allergies.

  17. I read chopped Heath bars but maybe some toffee bits?


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