October 26, 2010

Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Cake

Oh, Paula Deen. You have my number.

Last week, I was craving something pumpkin-y.
Something buttery.
Something ooey and gooey and downright decadent.

This, friends, is a recipe that is all that and then some. Make this today. You won’t regret it. 🙂

Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Cake
(adapted from Paula Deen)

For the cake:
1 (18 1/4-ounce) package yellow cake mix (I recommend Duncan Hines)
1 egg
8 tablespoons butter, melted

For the filling:
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
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
A generous pinch of salt (optional, but it really does make the flavors pop)

Preheat oven to 350.

To make the cake “crust”: Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well with an electric mixer. Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

To make the filling: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter; beat together. Next, add the powdered sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; mix well. Spread pumpkin mixture over cake batter and bake for approximately 50 minutes. 

Do not be tempted to overbake: the cake should still jiggle slightly on the top when it’s done. 

It isn’t called Ooey and Gooey for nothin’. 🙂

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13 Responses to Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Cake

  1. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} October 26, 2010 at 1:03 pm #

    You just can’t go wrong with Paula. Especially hers desserts! This looks absolutely scrumptious!

  2. Nikki October 26, 2010 at 8:36 pm #

    These are one of my favs! I make them every year at Thanksgiving.

  3. Jamie October 26, 2010 at 8:56 pm #

    Yummy! I make Ooey Gooey bars which are very similar to this!! Can’t wait to try it out!!

  4. Holly October 26, 2010 at 9:44 pm #

    Pumpkin-y buttery…how can you go wrong. ‘Tis the season!

  5. HoosierHomemade October 27, 2010 at 3:39 am #

    I love all the great pumpkin recipes that are floating around! This one looks amazing Amy!
    btw – It’s SOOO good to see you back to blogging 😉

  6. Jeni October 28, 2010 at 9:18 pm #

    I am making this tonight – at last! I can’t resist its siren song any longer!

  7. Cecily October 30, 2010 at 12:26 am #

    OMG, I think I might have all of those ingredients on hand! It looks amazing!!

  8. Katie October 30, 2010 at 2:27 pm #

    This looks amazing! I’m your newest follower. Please try to stop by and link up this recipe and other’s at KatiesCucina.blogspot.com

  9. smilemonsters October 30, 2010 at 6:08 pm #

    That sounds so yummy!

    Jo @ http://smilemonsters.blogspot.com

  10. Victoria@Whimsy by Victoria October 30, 2010 at 7:47 pm #

    I love Paula! This looks so tempting and delicious…will be trying this!! Thanks for sharing.


  11. Sharla October 30, 2010 at 11:25 pm #

    That looks sooooo good! I LOVE all things pumpkin. I’ll add this to my list 🙂

  12. hungry mama November 7, 2011 at 1:01 am #

    Apparently nobody has made this because there is no temp to set the oven. That would be helpful!

    • Ksuprof November 17, 2012 at 11:59 am #

      When it says preheat oven to 350, you should assume that is the baking temp.

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