Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pumpkin Dump Cake aka Man-Catching Cake

Have I mentioned that I don't like to cook? Well, actually, cooking's okay, but I hate menu planning. With a passion. Don't tell my mother. Just kidding: she already knows this very well.

Anyways, I'm sharing a recipe today, because we only have 1 week of pumpkin-eating left, and because this is one of my favorite desserts: pumpkin dump cake.

(Also known as pumpkin dump, or pumpkin butt cake. Don't ask; it's a long story.)

I like to refer to it as my man-catching cake, although the only thing I've caught with it are old ladies at church and my gal pals. I guess I'm using the wrong bait in the wrong pond. Whatever the flip that means.

But, hey, if you catch a man with it, please, let me know. I could totally switch ponds. If you already have a man, well, then, perhaps this will keep him in the aquarium. And if you're a man fishing for women, then, uhm, I have no advice, because I don't fish in that pond.

Wow. I should probably stop with the fishing metaphors. Here's the recipe (which originally came from someone named Terri Lehan):

4 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon maple extract [this gets you Thor; vanilla extract gets you Captain America ;-) ]
3 1/2 cups pumpkin (this is a 20-21 oz. can)
1 can evaporated milk

Mix all of this together and beat until smooth. Pour into a greased 9x13.  Sprinkle spice cake mix over the filling (1 regular box). Drizzle 1/2 cup melted margarine or butter over this. If you like nuts, you can sprinkle 1 cup chopped pecans over top. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes. (It's amazing warm.)


  1. LOL. Hey, Jesus said to become fishers of men, so your metaphors are justified.

  2. That looks very yummy! And even easier than my Stir-Crazy Cake. Huh.

    But... I greatly dislike maple flavoring. Cap gets my vote this time.

    1. Oh, it's easier than pie. Abby could probably make it, it's so easy.

      Ah, well, maple is Mom's secret ingredient in anything, so I believe God created maple and pumpkin to go together. :-D And Cap isn't bad. I mean, who am I to argue with that jawline? ;-)