Pumpkin Surprise

Looking for an easy and delicious Thanksgiving pumpkin dessert? Try Michelle Huxtable’s “Pumpkin Surprise”. This delicious mix of pumpkin and cake is to-die-for fabulous!

Pumpkin Surprise Recipe


2 c. canned pumpkin

1/2 tsp. salt

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1 c. sugar

3 eggs, beaten

2 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice

1 white or yellow cake mix

3/4 c. of cold butter


Preheat oven to 350°. Combine the first 6 ingredients and pour into a 9×13 pan ( or a 10 inch deep pie dish as pictured ) that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle the dry cake mix over the top of the pumpkin mixture. Slice cold butter into squares and place evenly over the dry cake mix.

Pumpkin Surprise Recipe

Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Serve warm. Top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Sprinkle with nutmeg.

Pumpkin Surprise Recipe

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