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I’m not sure how I happened to have this recipe. I found it in my recipe box, typed up on a white piece of paper. Something about it reminded me of other recipe and household tips my mom had given me when I first got married.

how to make pumpkin pecan crunch cake recipe

But, I have never known her to make this. So I’m assuming that a relative had handed it out during an exchange at a party or family reunion.

how to make pumpkin pecan crunch cake recipe

Regardless of how I came to have it, it’s delicious! The recipe was actually titled Pumpkin Crunch Cake, but I don’t find it to be very cake-like. So I’m calling it Pumpkin Pecan Crunch – to highlight the main ingredients and the experience. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

how to make pumpkin pecan crunch cake recipe

And, thank you to the sweet person that added this to my recipe collection!

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Pumpkin Pecan Crunch

Pumpkin Pecan Crunch

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
This quick, easy, and delish fall dessert will taste like you spent hours making it!

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 1 12 oz can evaporated milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 ½ Cup sugar
  • 1 ½ Tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ C pecans, chopped
  • 1 Cup butter, melted
  • Whipped topping, optional for serving

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Prepare 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray, butter or other fat
  • In large bowl, mix pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, and salt
  • Pour into pan
  • Sprinkle dry cake mix evenly over top of pumpkin mixture
  • Drizzle melted butter over the cake mix
  • Sprinkle pecans on top
  • Bake approximately 60 minutes*
  • Remove from oven, and allow to cool
  • Serve with whipped topping if desired

Notes

*The instructions said to bake 50 - 55 minutes.  But it needed 60 minutes in my oven.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bars, cake, crunch, pecan, pumpkin, pumpkin pecan
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