A Taste Away from Home: Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Cake
Thanks to Alyssa R., Prince Edward Island

1 package yellow cake mix (reserve 1 c. dry for topping)
½ cup melted margarine or butter
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Stir together crust ingredients, and spread in 9×13 pan.

1 – 13 oz. can pumpkin
2/3 cup milk
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. ginger
¼ tsp. cloves
¼ tsp. salt

Mix filling ingredients, and pour over unbaked crust.

1 cup dry cake mix
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup margarine or butter (firm)
1 tsp. cinnamon

Crumble together, and sprinkle over filling.

Bake for 45 minutes or until knife inserted comes out dry. Enjoy!


Maxwell Notes: If you want a coffee cake flavor, with only a slight hint of pumpkin, eat warm. If you want a real pumpkin dessert flavor, eat cold 🙂 .

Pumpkin cake
Pumpkin Cake

5 thoughts on “A Taste Away from Home: Pumpkin Cake”

  1. Yum! It looks sooo good! Thanks Sarah (and Alyssa)! I might make this sometime this weekend! I am glad your family thought of this idea for the recipes Sarah! I love to try new recipes!


  2. I never taste pumpkin pie until I met my mother-in-law and my husband. In our culture and in my family we never taste these…now I love it.

    I like it warm though…I can’t eat it too cold though…thanks for your recipe…

  3. Oh, we used to make this exact recipe or something really similar at the retirement home where I worked for 3 years before I got married. I LOVED it and wrote down the recipe along with a few of my other favorite ones before I quit cooking for those 100 dear residents to where I now cook for my very own 12 precious “residents” who seem to eat about the same amount as the 100 🙂 But I somehow misplaced the notebook of recipes I copied during one of our moves…so, I’m so excited to have this one as I think it is THE one (or looks really close!). My mom bought me lots of canned pumpkin while we were in the states, so I will definately be trying this.
    And I was just thinking about you all today when I was washing dishes wondering when you’d post another “Taste Away from Home” recipe 🙂
    We are almost finished with “Autumn” and last week, the children began learning their verses and songs again for our family Christmas program which we printed up from your site a couple years ago. Little Nehemiah has Luke 2:14 for his verse…but he doesn’t really talk a lot yet…so he says, “Ah, Ah, uh, uh, Ah-ah (highest), uh, uh, uh, peas (peace), baby, baby, baby (good will toward men).” Then he claps as he is so very proud of himself.
    love and prayers,

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