Monday, November 19, 2012

Pumpkin Pecan Pound Cake

1 yellow cake mix
1 box vanilla pudding mix
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
3 eggs
1 can pumpkin
1 cup chopped pecans

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Mix cake mix and vanilla pudding mix together in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add vegetable oil, water, and eggs and mix well.
  • Mix in pumpkin. 
  • Fold in pecans.
  • Spray bundt pan and pour mixture into pan.
  • Bake 45 minutes.
This tastes like a sweet bread.  You could top with a dollup of whipped cream cheese.  I got this recipe from a teacher-friend, Amanda Lemmons.  She makes it with bananas instead of pumpkin.  She says she has also used a chocolate cake mix with the bananas to make chocolate-banana cake.  I have added pureed strawberries before and glazed witha powdered sugar glaze.  I have also replaced the pumpkin with apples and glazed with a caramel glaze before.  It is a versatile recipe and a baked cake freezes well!
Fall Treat!