Monday, October 28, 2013

Octoberfest Blog Hop - Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cakes

Sorry for the late post... I had a crazy busy week and then we drove over to New Orleans yesterday for my husbands family reunion.

I decided to post a recipe that I want to make.  I'm not sure but I think this is what someone made for the reunion and OMG they were so delicious!!!

the following recipe came from the blog Simmer 'n Stir

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Halloween Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cakes


  • 1 (18 1/4-ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted


  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 (16-ounce) box powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well with an electric mixer.
3.Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan.
4. To make the filling: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth.
5. Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter, and beat together.
6. Next, add the powdered sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mix well.
7. Spread pumpkin mixture over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Make sure not to overbake as the center should be a little gooey but somewhat firm.
 I ate these completely cooled and they didn't need anything, to me they were perfect as is!  If you want to be a little fancy you can serve with fresh whip cream or a sprinkling of powdered sugar over the top!
Thanks for visiting and a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the lovely Rita, hostess of this hop.  Please see what everyone else  shared for Toltec Jewels' Octoberfest Blog Hop (click the words to go to the page with everyone's links)