Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Gooey Butter Pumpkin Cake

This blog post is going to be about a dessert….one of my favs, in fact.  But first I have to mention something about hair….my hair, in fact.  ( Am I allowed to use “in fact” like that in a sentence?) 

I have fairly curly hair.  Back in the day when I was a cosmetologist, people used to want a perm just like mine….but mine wasn’t a perm.  It was totally cool in the 90’s to have big curly hair like mine.  But now it’s just a mess.  Here’s a picture of me and my hair in Hawaii.
Sometimes I try and straighten my hair.  It’s pretty cool when I do that, but it takes me about an hour and that makes me crazy.

Mostly I just throw it up in a messy pony.  Like this morning, when my husband and I took the dog for a walk and I was thinking it looked pretty good…..ponytail with loose curly tendrils gently blowing in the breeze.  My husband even commented, “Nice hair.”  Evidently, I missed the sarcasm in his voice because when I looked in the mirror when I got home, this is what I witnessed……

Looks like I need a cup of coffee and some of the Gooey Butter Pumpkin Cake that I made last night, for breakfast.

Gooey Butter Pumpkin Cake
TGFPD (That’s Thank Goodness for PaulaDeen)


1 18 1/4-ounce package yellow cake mix 
1 egg
8 tablespoons butter, melted

1 15-ounce can of pumpkin
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened 
3 eggs 
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 tablespoons butter, melted
1 16-ounce box powdered sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

To make the cake, combine all of the ingredients and mix well.  Pat the mixture into a lightly greased 13x9-inch baking pan. 

Prepare filling:
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth.  Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter and beat together. Next, add the powdered sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mix well. Spread pumpkin mixture over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes.  Make sure not to over bake as the center should be a little gooey.
Serve with fresh whipped cream.  
Making a bad hair day better.....one blog post at a time.  Enjoy!

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  1. That looks amazing! These day my hair is not so great either. Hubby told me it just looks "weird". Nice. I think I will be making this cake to help warm up my soul a bit. And his!

  2. Oh my hair is also curly... and long .. which means it's just one big looong mess. *sigh*
    That cake looks delicious too.
    P.S. Papa is Preacher would like to cordially invite you to our very first Link Up party beginning tomorrow (Thursday) at 9:30 a.m. going 'till Tuesday. Please see this post for more info: http://papaisapreacher.blogspot.ca/2012/10/tidbit-thursday.html
    We'd really be honored to see you there!

  3. Wow this is my St Louis Gooey Butter Cake with Pumpkin. It is a very old recipe, I will have to give you, It is amazingly good. But this also looks absolutely wonderful and I must give it a try. Thanks for sharing.
    Gotta love this curly hair. I chopped 4 inches off mine a couple weeks ago. Then I Let it grow back out. Messy pony tails are the way to go. Hugs to the kids.,,, Carol

  4. My hair has gotten curly as I've gotten older and I'm a huge fan of messy pony tails. I'll throw a ball cap on if it's raining, but otherwise you will find me every morning, walking three dogs with a tangle of hair pulled (mostly) out of my eyes. And this cake looks amazing! I'm going to make it this weekend. Thanks for inspiring me to move beyond chocolate chip cookies!

  5. Ok, can we swop hair. Mine has a little kink but straightens with ease but I always wanted curles!!

    That cake looks gorgeous, I had to skip over the recipie quickly so as not to be tempted!!

    PS nice to see you at this lovely gathering of Larissa's organising ;-)

  6. :-) I don't even want to look at my hair now--Your cake looks good and delicious!

  7. Oh this looks SO good!! I LOVE pumpkin!! Too bad most everyone else here doesnt like pumpkin lol. I am now following your blog via email! :)

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