Friday, October 30, 2009

Pumpkin Stuff

Happy (almost) Halloween!!

My sweet friend, Jodi, shared this AMAZING recipe, and I thought that all of you beautiful people deserved to have it, too. Speaking of amazing things, Jodi is an incredibly talented photographer and graphic designer, so you should also hop on over to Leapfrog Creations and check out her site. Thanks, Jodi, for the delicious recipe!

Pumpkin Stuff

1 15 oz. of canned pumpkin
1 can of evaporated milk
1 cup of sugar, regular white
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3 Eggs (slightly beaten)

Mix all of that in a bowl, pour in a greased 9 X 13 pan

On top of that spread the following 3 ingredients below: Do not make the cake as directed, just crumble the whole cake mix, just powder stuff, on top of the pumpkin mixture. You can add the pecans if you want. I didn't and it was still awesome. But I am sure it would be great with them, because they would be on the top and they would get all toasted up YUM!! Yes, I said just the powder stuff, just trust me, it will work. On top of the cake mix and nuts, as evenly as you can, pour on the 2 sticks of butter. If there are some areas that are still powdery, it works out, so don't worry. 

1 Yellow Butter Cake Mix
1 cup chopped Pecans (optional)
2 sticks of butter, melted

Bake in a 350 oven for 50 - 60 minutes

Frosting: Make while the pumpkin stuff is baking

1 8 oz. block of cream cheese (softened)
1 cup powdered sugar
2 cups of Cool Whip (thawed)

Mix these 3 ingredients together. I got out the electric mixer to make it smooth, but the recipe didn't call for that. After the Pumpkin Stuff has cooled, smear the frosting all over. Quite delicious still warm, but I think even better cold, the next day. Store in the fridge, if there is anything left.

*Photo courtesy of Google Images


  1. Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

  2. Sounds scrumptous. My taste for pumpkin doesn't linger long, so I have to try this recipe sooner rather than later.

    Have a great weekend!

  3. I wonder if I go try to buy pumpkin now, if it will be all sold out? Hmmm. Early bird gets the worm, I guess...or pumpkin.
    Enjoy the weekend.
    ~ Wendy

  4. are so awesome! Love you to death! Always good to have cheerleaders in your corner! I guess now every time I see you I will have to bring you M&M's and pumpkin stuff huh??

  5. Sounds sooo yummy!!! Just in time for Thanksgiving, too. I'll have to try it.

  6. Yummmm. Thanks for sharing, Beth. And Jodi. What an awesome twosome you make!

  7. Yum, I love all things pumpkin, and this fall have always had a can of pumpkin around. Pumpkin chili, pumpkin cornbread, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, and pumpkin pancakes have been on my menu. Maybe my family is tired of pumpkin. Maybe my baby will come out orange.

  8. Sounds delicious, you can really do so much with pumpkin.. unfortunately I am a lousy cook plus lazy cook lol. Happy Halloween Beth!