Paula Deen Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Butter Cake

Yesterday, Peter Pumpkin began bringing in boxes of Fall Decorations. Of course, all I could think about was Pumpkin Cakes, Pumpkin Pies and Pumpkin Lattes. So I got the cream cheese out of the fridge and took out a can of pumpkin and remembered the recipe I had seen in Paula Deens cookbook and after making it, decided that this will be one of our “go to” recipes during this upcoming Fall Season. Thanks again, Paula for all the yumminess you have given to us! We owe our growing waist lines and added pounds to you, but very thankful for you sharing your love of great cooking with us.

Combine for Bottom Crust:

1 Duncan Hines Yellow Cake Mix
1 egg
1 (8 oz) stick unsalted butter, melted

Stir until all ingredients are combined. Press dough into bottom of a lightly greased 9×13″ baking pan.

1 can pumpkin puree
1 (8 oz) softened cream cheese
3 eggs
1 (8 oz) stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled a little
2 teas vanilla
1 teas cinnamon
1 teas pumpkin pie spice seasoning
1 (1 lb) box powdered sugar

Combine the pumpkin and cream cheese and beat until smooth. Add the 3 eggs, the 1 stick of melted (cooled) butter and vanilla. Beat until combined. Add the powdered sugar, cinnamon and pumpkin pie seasonings and mix well.
Pour over cake mix batter. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 40-50 minutes. Make sure not to over bake as the center should be a little gooey. Cool before serving.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar or top with whipped cream.

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