This cake is more like a gooey, very rich pumpkin pie bar or piece of pumpkin pie with a spice cake crust.
It’s a Paula Deen recipe that I spotted with over 2000 5-star reviews. Anytime 2000 people can agree and deem something excellent, I just have to try it.
In typical Paula form, there are two sticks of butter, four eggs, and four cups of confectioners’ sugar. Is the cake sweet? You bet but it’s manageable.
I was originally going to use 3 cups of sugar but when I was mixing up the batter, it seemed very thin with just 3 cups and I worried about the cake setting up. So I dumped in that final cup of sugar. Hey it’s a once a year thing. I gave the cake to my daughter’s teachers as well as some neighbors. No one mentioned it was too sweet. They just said how incredible it was.
I used a spice cake rather than yellow cake base because spice cake and pumpkin go hand-in-hand.