Praline-Pumpkin Cake

Cake mix and purchased frosting pair up with some extras to create a scrumptious pumpkin and praline indulgence.

Praline Pumpkin Cake


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting
  • Caramel topping, if desired
  • Additional coarsely chopped pecans, if desired


  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In 1-quart heavy saucepan, stir together butter, whipping cream and brown sugar. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, just until butter is melted.
  3. Pour into two ungreased 9- or 8-inch round cake pans; sprinkle evenly with 3/4 cup pecans.
  4. N large bowl, beat cake mix, pumpkin, water, oil, eggs and 1 teaspoon of the pumpkin pie spice with electric mixer on low speed until moistened, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  5. Carefully spoon batter over pecan mixture in each pan.
  6. Bake for 41 to 47 minutes or until cakes spring back when touched lightly in center.
  7. Cool for 5 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack.
  8. Cool layer cakes in their pans on cooling racks for 5 minutes. This keeps the cake from breaking apart while it's too warm and tender.
  9. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  10. Stir remaining 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice into frosting.
  11. To assemble cake, place 1 layer, praline side up, on serving plate.
  12. Spread with half of the frosting.
  13. Top with second layer, praline side up; spread remaining frosting to edge of layer. Drizzle with caramel topping and additional pecans.
  14. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

Prep Time 25 min | Total Time 2 hr 15 min | Servings 16

Nutrition Information–Serving Size: 1 Serving Calories 440 Calories from Fat 200 Total Fat 22g Saturated Fat 7g Trans Fat 2g Cholesterol 75mg Sodium 310mg Total Carbohydrate 57g Dietary Fiber 1g Sugars 42g Protein 3g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 50% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 8% Iron 6%

Exchanges: 0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4

Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat

Carbohydrate Choice 4

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photoused with permission from: Betty Crocker

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