September 27, 2011 in cake
Pumpkin time again!
I have been avoiding this recipe for years. No lie, for probably 5 years now. It’s been hard because every single time I start going on and on about my love of pumpkin, whoever I’m talking to says, “OMG! Have you made that pumpkin crunch cake?!” Yeah, I’m pretty sure I’m the last person on earth to make this cake.
Anyway, the reason I’ve been avoiding it is because it’s a dump cake which means that it’s pumpkin with a bunch of other things stirred in and then cake mix sprinkled on top. That doesn’t sound good, it never looks very pretty, I just couldn’t do it.
But oh my gosh y’all, I made an 8 x 8 pan of this cake and I’m pretty sure I ate all my one tiny corner. It’s seriously good. The bottom part is just like pumpkin pie and the cake mix part gets crunchy and amazing. The pecans… well, they burned a little bit but I definitely blame my oven and the fact that I have to cook it twice as long as the recipe called for. Don’t be like me – cover your nuts if you’re baking something that long. ;)