Gooey Pumpkin Cake Recipe

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Looking for something a little different this holiday season? This gooey pumpkin cake recipe is a wonderful alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie. Many people have told me that it is better than the best pumpkin pie!

Here's what you are going to need:

For the crust:
1 (18.5 ounce)box of yellow cake mix
1 egg
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted
For the Filling:
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 pound box of confectioners sugar
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted

Here's what you need to do:

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish with Non-Stick cooking spray.

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In a large mixing bowl, mix together the cake mix, the egg, and the melted butter.

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Mix well.

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Pat the dough down into the bottom of the glass baking dish. Set aside.

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In the same bowl, mix together softened cream cheese until smooth.

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Add the pumpkin, eggs, vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice.

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Mix well.

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Turn off the mixer. Add the confectioners sugar.

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Turn the mixer on slowly at first so you don't end up wearing the confectioners sugar. Beat well.

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Slowly add the butter.

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Continue mixing until all ingredients are well mixed.

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Pour onto crust.

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Spread evenly.

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Bake for 40 to 50 minutes.

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When you go to take it out of the oven, it will seem awfully "gooey" in the center but it will set up a bit as it cools. When cool, cut into squares. Serve plain or top with fresh whipped cream.

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