PUMPKIN PRALINE CAKE

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15 min Prep
2 hr 30 min Total
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15 Servings

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Move over, pumpkin pie! And let your crowd eat cake.


Ingredient List
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup packed brown sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 cup whipping (heavy) cream
  • Small check mark in a circle icon3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 3/4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 teaspoon salt
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup vegetable oil
  • Small check mark in a circle icon4 eggs
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
Preparation
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Heat brown sugar, butter and whipping cream in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted. Pour into ungreased rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches. Sprinkle with pecans.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, nutmeg and cloves; set aside. Beat sugar, oil, eggs and pumpkin in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed 1 minute, scraping bowl constantly. Gradually beat in flour mixture on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Carefully spoon batter over pecan mixture.
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Place heatproof serving tray upside down onto pan; turn tray and pan over. Let pan remain over cake a few minutes. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours.
Tips
  • Crown servings of this autumn cake with whipped cream and whole pecans.
  • Sprinkle ground cinnamon over dessert plates for a restaurant-fancy finish.