Pumpkin Spice Gooey Butter Cake from Awesome on 20

Pumpkin Spice Gooey Butter Cake

Pumpkin Spice Gooey Butter Cake from Awesome on 20

One of the awesomest things about my trip to Duncan Hines was all the great stuff they sent me afterwards. I really felt like a VIP when I got my swag delivered to my front door. One of the things in my box was top secret, but now that it’s on store shelves, I’ve finally gotten around to making something with my Pumpkin Spice Decadent Cupcake Mix.

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I got to sample these while I was at Duncan Hines, and they’re awesome when made according to package directions. If you’re not a super confident baker, this little box won’t let you down. But I couldn’t bring myself to just make what was actually on the box. I split mine into two different desserts, and the first one is this Pumpkin Spice Gooey Butter Cake.

This is based on the Paula Deen recipe I told you about back on Pumpkin Day. It was one of the first desserts I ever tried to make that wasn’t strictly from a box. It does start with a cake mix, though. I figured if it was great with yellow cake, it would be spectacular with the spice cake mix from Duncan Hines. I was right.

Pumpkin Spice Gooey Butter Cake from Awesome on 20

This package only makes a dozen cupcakes, so it’s about half the amount of a regular cake mix. Instead of baking it in a 13×9 inch pan, I used a single 9-inch round pan and cut all the other ingredients in half. An 8×8 pan would also work.

The spice cake mix forms a thick, dense crust that’s packed with warmth and flavor. The top layer is, obviously, gooey and delicious. It’s a cream cheese, pumpkin, custard situation. Top it off with fresh vanilla whipped cream, and you’ve got yourself a little piece of heaven.

Pumpkin Spice Gooey Butter Cake from Awesome on 20

This is the perfect dessert for a holiday potluck or casual family gathering. It’s seasonal, special, and awesomely tasty. I’m going to have something for you to do with that frosting packet real soon, so don’t worry about it going to waste. Double your pleasure. Double your fun.

Pumpkin Spice Gooey Butter Cake
Serves 10
Layers of spice cake and gooey pumpkin make for an awesome dessert for a family gathering.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 package spice cake mix from Duncan Hines Pumpkin Spice Decadent Cupcake Mix
  2. 1 egg
  3. 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  4. 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  5. 7 ounces pumpkin puree
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  8. 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  9. 8 ounces powdered sugar
  10. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  11. 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease a 9-inch round baking pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, egg, and melted butter with an electric mixer. It will be very thick.
  3. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of your baking pan.
  4. In the same bowl, beat together cream cheese and pumpkin puree until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla, and melted butter and beat until combined.
  5. Slowly add the powdered sugar, then the spices. Beat until combined.
  6. Pour the pumpkin mixture over the crust. Bake for about 40 minutes. It will still be slightly wobbly in the middle.
  7. Serve with fresh whipped cream and store any leftovers in the refrigerator.
Adapted from Paula Deen
Adapted from Paula Deen
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