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Pumpkin Butter Cake

September 20, 2013

Yeah. So this is a very important public service announcement before you make this Pumpkin Butter Cake: don't do it unless you are taking it somewhere. Feel free to bring it with you to a family party, church potluck, or even Thanksgiving dinner. Don't even think about making it just to have it sit on top of your stove with a fork in the pan. 

I'm serious! One bite. One bite is all it takes and you will be HOOKED.

This is one of the complete an utter indulgent recipes. You know, the ones where you ignore the two sticks of melted butter, cream cheese, and the entire pound BOX of powdered sugar and just go for the pumpkin-flavored glory. And we haven't even talked about the chewy cake mix crust. 

It is guaranteed to be GONE in minutes wherever you do take it - and if you go against my VERY WISE advise up there and make it for your family, you can split it between two 9x9 baking pans just the same. Share the love (because you won't be able to restrain yourself).

Happy fall! :)

Pumpkin Butter Cake

For the crust:

1 box yellow cake mix
1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter
1 egg, slightly beaten

For the filling:

15 oz can pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 lb box powdered sugar
whipped cream
cute fall sprinkles

Mix crust ingredients in a medium bowl until well combined. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick spray and press crust into the bottom evenly. Beat pumpkin, cream cheese, melted butter, and eggs until creamy. Add vanilla and pumpkin pie spice. Gradually add powdered sugar, beat well. Spread filling over crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes (center will still be slightly giggly).

...ok forget what I said. Just make it now. You're welcome. :)

Here are some more favorite fall recipes:

Cake Mix Sprinkle Cookies

Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

Pumpkin Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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7 comments on "Pumpkin Butter Cake"
  1. That looks like an awesome cake! My name is Katie and I host Fall Into the Holidays, open Saturdays. I would love to have you link up!

  2. As soon as I'm feeling better, I'm making this cake.

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  5. Carol Gilmore StebnerOctober 6, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Thanks for the warning, because this sounds beyond delicious! The Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies sound pretty tasty, too!

  6. So....this is Paula Deen's recipe for Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake.

  7. Actually Amy, I found this recipe in an old cooking magazine I picked up from Goodwill. I did check out Paula Deen's recipe on the Food Network website, and it is very similar with small differences in the spices used.