Lucky for all of us who are joining my friend Lynn @ Happier Than a Pig In Mud for her monthlyCelebrity Cook Along. Her May celeb, Paula Dean is quite the gal, starting out with her restaurant, Lady andSons and now she’s everywhere.
So here’s Paula in her kitchen…
and here’s my “little pumpkin” in my kitchen.
While I was caring for Sam this week I made pumpkin-oatmeal cereal for his dinner. All I had was a 29-ounce can of pumpkin in my cupboard, so I had lots of leftovers. Usually I make pumpkin goodies in the Fall. Thanks to Baby Sam I madePaula’s Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake.
My friend said, “I believe when you’re bad, be really bad!” With 2 cups of butter and whipped cream on top, this one is what she’s talking about!Actually, my family really enjoyed it.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine cake mix, 1 egg and butter and pat the crust into a 9×13″ prepared pan.
Next combine all but the whipping cream and pour over the crust. Bake at 350 for 40 to 50 minutes.
Remove and let it cool before cutting if you can. I needed to serve mine right away and
the whipped cream slid off as fast as I could get it on top!
My baby with his baby, pumpkin fans, gave Paula 2 thumbs up. Don’t ya just love the squash on Sammy’s face y’all?
Paula’s Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake
1 (18 1/4-ounce) package yellow cake mix
8 tablespoons butter, melted
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 tablespoons butter, melted
1 (16-ounce) box powdered sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well with an electric mixer. Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan.
To make the 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 overbake as the center should be a little gooey.
Serve with fresh whipped cream and like Paula, a smile 😀
For a Pineapple Gooey Cake: Instead of the pumpkin, add a drained 20-ounce can of crushed pineapple to the cream cheese filling. Proceed as directed above.
For a Banana Gooey Cake: Prepare cream cheese filling as directed, beating in 2 ripe bananas instead of the pumpkin. Proceed as directed above.
For a Peanut Butter Gooey Cake: Use a chocolate cake mix. Add 1 cup creamy peanut butter to the cream cheese filling instead of the pumpkin. Proceed as directed above.
Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!
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