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24 August 2010 @ 04:40 pm
A delicious cake recipe!  
I made this once for Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit with everyone we all loved it.

Lucious Four-Layer Pumpkin Cake

What You Need

1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix

1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin, divided

1/2 cup Milk

1/3 cup Oil

4 Eggs

1-1/2 tsp. Pumpkin pie spice, divided

1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened

1 cup Powdered sugar

1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed

1/4 cup Caramel ice cream topping

1/4 cup chopped PLANTERS Pecans

HEAT oven to 350°F.

BEAT cake mix, 1 cup pumpkin, milk, oil, eggs and 1 tsp. spice in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round pans.

BAKE 28 to 30 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 min. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool completely.

BEAT cream cheese in medium bowl with mixer until creamy. Add sugar, remaining pumpkin and spice; mix well. Gently stir in COOL WHIP. Cut each cake layer horizontally in half with serrated knife; stack on serving plate, spreading cream cheese filling between layers. (Do not frost top layer.) Drizzle with caramel topping just before serving; top with nuts. Refrigerate leftovers.

I unwrapped 10 caramels and melted them in a microwave with 1 Tbsp milk for 2 minutes or until caramels began to melt.

How to Slice and Stack Cake Layers

Place 1 of the cooled cake layers on serving plate. Make 2-inch horizontal cut around side of cake, using long serrated knife. Cut all the way through cake layer to make 2 layers. Remove top layer by sliding it onto 9-inch round cardboard circle. Frost cake layer on plate with 1/3 of the COOL WHIP mixture. Slide top half of split cake layer from cardboard circle onto frosted layer on plate. Place the remaining unsplit cake layer on a cutting board. Cut into 2 layers as done for the first layer. Repeat process of transferring cake layers to stacked cake layers on plate using the cardboard circle.
leticiaeleticiae on August 24th, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
That looks delicious. I can't wait to try it.

Q: How would you melt the caramels if you don't have a microwave?
Primprimula_baggins on August 25th, 2010 03:17 am (UTC)
leticiaeleticiae on August 25th, 2010 05:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I guessed I could have looked that up, but I'm already easily intimidated in the kitchen. :)
Prim: Frodo Big Eyeprimula_baggins on August 25th, 2010 06:38 pm (UTC)
Awww, that's OK. I learned something from reading about it, too!
Who knew melting caramel was so tricky? :)
lijahlover: Cup of tealijahlover on August 25th, 2010 04:21 am (UTC)
Well the top of the stove works well to or just buy carmel sauce it's yummy :D
lijahloverlijahlover on August 25th, 2010 04:21 am (UTC)
And thanks for the helpful link prim :D
Primprimula_baggins on August 25th, 2010 06:39 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. But I think you're right: just buy caramel sauce in a jar. It's easier. :)
lijahlover: Beautiful green eyeslijahlover on August 25th, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
It is easier but I enjoy unwrapping and eating them so I do it the other way LOL!
leticiaeleticiae on August 25th, 2010 05:11 pm (UTC)
Carmel sauce?! O.o

Why didn't I think of that to begin with? *facepalm*
lijahlover: Castle icon made for melijahlover on August 25th, 2010 05:17 pm (UTC)
The recipe calls for carmel sauce I just like buying caramels and eating them while making the topping LOL!