Pumpkin Pie Crumble Cake
Contributed by Diane S.

* Exported from MasterCook *

                        Pumpkin Pie Crumble Cake

Recipe By     :The Cake Mix Doctor by Anne Byrn
Serving Size  : 18    Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : Cakes

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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  1            package  plain yellow cake mix -- (18.25 ounces)
  8        tablespoons  butter or margarine (1 stick) -- at room temperature
  4              large  eggs
  2               cans  pumpkin -- (15 ounces each)
  1                can  evaporated milk -- (5 ounces)
  1 1/4           cups  sugar
  2          teaspoons  ground cinnamon
  4        tablespoons  butter or margarine (1/2 stick) -- chilled
  1                cup  chopped pecans
                        Whipped cream for garnish

Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly
grease a 13- by 9-inch baking pan with solid vegetable shortening, then dust
with flour. Shake out the excess flour. Set the pan aside.

Measure out 1 cup of the cake mix and reserve for the topping. Place the
remaining cake mix, the butter, and 1 egg in a large mixing bowl. Blend with
an electric mixer on low speed until well combined, 1 minute. Using your
fingertips, press the batter over the bottom of the prepared pan so that it
reaches the sides of the pan. Set the pan aside.

For the filling, place the pumpkin, evaporated milk, 1 cup sugar, remaining 3
eggs, and cinnamon in the same large mixing bowl used to prepare the batter
and with the same beaters (no need to clean either), blend on low speed until
combined, 30 seconds. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat until the
mixture lightens in color and texture, 1 to 2 minutes more. Pour the filling
over the crust in the pan, spreading to the sides of the pan with a rubber
spatula. Set the pan aside.

For the topping, place the remaining 1/4 cup sugar, the chilled butter, and
the reserved cake mix in a clean medium-size mixing bowl. Rinse and dry the
beaters. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until just combined and
crumbly, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stop the machine and stir in the pecans. Use
your fingers to thoroughly knead the pecans into the topping mixture.
Distribute the topping evenly over the filling mixture. Place the pan in the
oven.

Bake the cake until the center no longer jiggles when you shake the pan and
the pecans on top have browned, 70 to 75 minutes. Remove the pan from the
oven and let cool slightly on a wire rack, 20 minutes.

Cut the cake into squares and serve with whipped cream on top.

Yield: 18 - 20 servings.

Store covered in aluminum foil or plastic wrap, in the refrigerator for up to
1 week.

Source:
  "Busy Cooks - http://busycooks.About.com"

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Per serving: 135 Calories (kcal); 7g Total Fat; (41% calories from fat); 3g
Protein; 18g Carbohydrate; 46mg Cholesterol; 28mg Sodium
Food Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 Fat; 1
Other Carbohydrates

NOTES : No one will ever guess a cake mix is the secret behind this dessert.
A soft cake crust is topped with a pumpkin pie layer and then covered with a
crunchy topping. Serve this instead of traditional pumpkin pie and you will
receive rave reviews! A great recipe from The Cake Mix Doctor.

Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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