I love fall for a number of reasons, but at the top of the list are the many varieties of pumpkin desserts.  This recipe has been around for a long time and I have seen it called Pumpkin Crunch, Pumpkin Cake, Pumpkin Surprise, and I am sure there are others.  I can guarantee that the one thing you will call it is absolutely delicious!  It is a favorite of my family.


Here is the recipe:

1 large can pumpkin

1 large can evaporated milk

3 eggs

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1 box yellow cake mix

2 sticks butter

1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

NOTE:  if you use pumpkin pie mix, don’t use spices.  Personally, I prefer to use pumpkin and add the spices.

Mix the pumpkin (spices if needed), milk, eggs, sugar and salt together and pour into a greased 9 X 13 pan.  Spread the yellow cake mix (dry) over top and optional chopped nuts.  Melt the butter and pour over entire top.  Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes.


Add a generous dollop of whipped cream and enjoy!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time,



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