Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake
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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.
I had a hard time judging when the cake was done because you want the edges set but the middle still a little gooey. I pulled my cake out at 55 minutes (longer than recommended), but all ovens, moisture content in pumpkin puree, pans, etc. vary. Maybe I could have pulled it out earlier but I am notorious for taking banana bread out of the oven too early, only to slice into the middle and it still be raw. Wasn’t in the mood for that so I baked a little extra.
I stored the cake in the fridge because I like pumpkin pie and similar desserts chilled.
Adapted from Paula Deen
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 415Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 291mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 1gSugar: 55gProtein: 5g
Adapted from Paula Deen
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