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Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

Jayme Lebahier Recipe shared by:
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I served this pumpkin variation at Thanksgiving this year instead of Pumpkin Pie and nobody missed the pie! Kudos once again to Paula Deen.

  • Hands-On Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 Hour
  • Servings:
  • Rating:

Ingredients

  • CAKE:
  • 1 Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Yellow Cake Mix or Spice Cake Mix
  • 1 Large Egg (room temperature)
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 1 8 oz package Cream Cheese, softened
  • 3 Large Eggs (room temperature)
  • 15 oz can Pumpkin Pie Filling
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 16 oz box Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, melted

Baking Instructions

  1. CAKE:
  2. 1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (325 if using dark or coated pan. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  3. 2.) In a large bowl, combine cake mix, egg, and butter. Mix well using an electric mixer on medium speed.
  4. 3.) Pat into the bottom of prepared pan and set aside.
  5. 4.) In same bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth; add eggs, pumpkin and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until thoroughly combined. Add powdered sugar. Mix on low speed until powdered sugar is moistened; beat on medium speed until well blended. Reduce speed, and slowly pour in butter. Mix well.
  6. 5.) Pour filling over base and spread evenly.
  7. 6.) Bake 40 - 50 minutes, or until done, but center is still a little gooey. Do NOT Overbake.
  8. 7.) Remove from oven, cool completely on wire rack. Cut into bars.
  9. 8.) Store leftover's covered in refrigerator.
  10. This recipe can also be baked in a greased 10 x 15 inch pan - just remember to adjust the cooking time accordingly.
  11. Serve each square topped with a dollop of whipped cream.

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Use Kool-aid also flavors Meringue cookies

Use Kool-aid also flavors Meringue cookies

We had a neighbor growing up who used to make Raspberry Chocolate Meringue cookies every Christmas. She used raspberry Kool-aid to flavor basic meringue and chocolate chips; they are flavorful and colorful. Lemonade flavor would be great with white chocolate chips or orange flavor with dark chocolate.


Parchment paper

Parchment paper

Parchment paper is the best friend a baker can have. Just line those cookie sheets with a sheet of parchment paper and place the cookies on the sheet the way you usually do. You will find that the cookies slip right off the paper, and you can re-use it to bake another batch. No more greasing the pan. King Arthur sells it already cut in sizes that fit a cookie pan, or you can buy it on a roll in the grocery store. Use it to line the bottom of cake pans, too. Wonderful stuff.





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