Pumpkin Pecan Layer Cake

Pumpkin Pecan Layer Cake Recipe
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3 Reviews
Three layers of festive fall flavors create this memorable cake - the perfect dessert recipe for finishing up a delicious holiday meal!
30 min
Prep Time
1:25
Total Time
16 servings

Ingredients

Cake

2 cups
crushed vanilla wafers
1 cup
chopped pecans
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
1 (15.25- to 16.5-ounce) package
carrot cake mix
1 cup
cooked pumpkin
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
3
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
2 tablespoons
water

Filling

3 cups
powdered sugar
2/3 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
4 ounces
cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoons
vanilla
1/4 cup
caramel ice cream topping

Garnish

1 cup
pecan halves

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 3 (8- or 9-inch) round cake pans; set aside.
  2. Combine crushed wafers, chopped pecans and 1/2 cup melted butter in bowl until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press mixture evenly and firmly on bottom of prepared pans.
  3. Combine cake mix, pumpkin, 1/4 cup melted butter, eggs and water in same bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Spread about 1 1/2 cups batter over crumbs in each pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely.
  4. Combine powdered sugar, 2/3 cup butter, cream cheese and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth.
  5. Layer 3 cake layers on serving plate, nut-side down, with 1/2 cup filling spread between each layer. Frost sides of cake with remaining filling. Spread caramel topping over top of cake, drizzling some over frosted sides. Arrange pecan halves in rings on top of cake. Store refrigerated.

Recipe Tips

To remove cake easily from pan, place cooling rack on top of cake and invert; repeat with remaining layers.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
570
Cholesterol
95mg
Carbohydrates
65g
Protein
5g
Fat
34g
Sodium
450mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

I have made this for years and people go crazy for it. Awesome recipe. Do not change a thing.

Rating

I made this cake to take to a party on 5 different occasions and it was a bit hit each time. One of the times I was asked to bring this to an office party. When I went to get it out of the fridge it had already been sliced and left with a note that read "sorry but we just couldn't wait".

Rating

I made this for a friend's birthday and everyone loved it. It looks really pretty and is not that hard.

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