No Time to Make a Pie? How About a 4 Ingredient Pumpkin Cake?

Real Estate Agent with The Stark Company Realtors, Madison WI 53123-94

No Time to Make a Pie?  How About a 4 Ingredient Pumpkin Cake?


pumpkin pie NOT!  graphic by Barbara ChattertonFour Ingedient Pumpkin Cake. Now that's my kind of cake!

Are you running around crazily, already cooking up a storm but thinking you need one more dessert?  I am missing my children and dear sweet grandchildren and grand-dogs this Thanksgiving-they are all in New York State and I am not!  But even so, my former in-laws and a couple groups of friends are keeping me busy and engaged.  I get to play games too.

My cousin, Ann, a licensed dietician passed this on to me (and a few others on her email list).

Disclaimer:  I have not made this cake myself in my test kitchen.  But, hey,  she is certified and she has to deal with the Health Department and with sweet litle ol' ladies in nursing homes. 

 SO hereit is- a pumpkin CAKE receipe as easy as Pie. (Well, you know what I mean, , ,)

The basic recipe is:  enough prepared pumpkin pie filling for two pies poured into a 9x13 pan, sprinkle with one white cake mix, sprinkle with 1/2 to 1-1/2 cups chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans), melt 1/2-1 cup butter or margarine and drizzle over the cake mix and nuts (I use 3/4 cup), bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes until lightly browned and toothpick comes out clean 1/2 way between edge and center.  Let cool at least 1/2 hour before serving.  

Of course if you buy the little can of filling (for one pie) you can make this in an 8x8 pan and just use less cake mix, butter, and nuts.  Then the remaining cake mix can go on top of fruit and bake for a "crumb" dessert.

Happy Thanksgiving!


P.S. Here is my sweet loving grandson-just one of the loved ones with whom I'd rather be celebrating.  More holidays to come, though!

Justin, photograph by Barbara Chatterton

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DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

Sounds yummy Barbara and my kind of recipe!  Will bookmark it to use later.  I only am responsible for Green Bean Casserole and a veggie platter tomorrow!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 24, 2010 03:07 PM #1
P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy
Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley - Gilroy, CA
San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!


Sounds Yummy, Have a wonderful Holiday!

Nov 24, 2010 03:20 PM #2
Barbara Chatterton
The Stark Company Realtors, Madison WI - Madison, WI
Greater Madison Wisconsin Area Realtor

Thanks so much, DeeDee and Patrick.  And happy Thanksgiving to you!

Nov 24, 2010 03:41 PM #3
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Great idea, and good use of pumpin!    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Nov 25, 2010 02:45 AM #5
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Barbara  Interesting recipe I'll have to give it a try - Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2010 03:01 AM #6
Barbara Chatterton
The Stark Company Realtors, Madison WI - Madison, WI
Greater Madison Wisconsin Area Realtor

Thanks, Valerie-yes, keep it simple.

Thanks, Joan, and you too.

I want to try it too, Karen.  Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.

Nov 25, 2010 03:53 AM #7
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Yum...this sounds great and easy!  By the way, cutie at the end too!

Nov 26, 2010 07:36 AM #8
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Barbara I hope you and your family enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday and you were able to take some time off:)

Nov 27, 2010 10:17 PM #9
Barbara Chatterton
The Stark Company Realtors, Madison WI - Madison, WI
Greater Madison Wisconsin Area Realtor

Hi Kristin,  Thanks-I am trying it next week.  That is Justin-he usre is a cutie.

Thanks, Bill, and you as well!  I love Thanksgiving-not as much pressure as Christmas and a great gathering time.

Nov 28, 2010 09:39 AM #10
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