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Tasty Tacky Pumpkin Cake Recipe

Description: This recipe may look rather tacky at first glance, but be assured, it is scrumptious! Try this as a Halloween pumpkin cake for your Halloween parties.

Contributed by: Leah Zinn gets credit for this, by way of Trudy Umansky of San Diego.


1 29 oz. can pumpkin (or use fresh)
12 ounces evaporated milk (1 can)
4 eggs
1 cup sugar (brown sugar is OK too)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon   nutmeg
1 teaspoon allspice
1 package yellow cake mix
1 cup melted butter
1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans)

Preparation Directions:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Mix first 7 ingredients well.
  3. Pour into 9 x 13 pan (greased with towel and margarine).
  4. Sprinkle dry cake mix on top of mixture.
  5. Sprinkle nuts over cake.
  6. Sprinkle butter over cake.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, or until cake tester comes out clean.

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