This has become my family’s favorite desert at Thanksgiving, taking the place of pumpkin pie! Walnuts can be substituted for pecans.
Upside Down Pumpkin Cake
1 (29 ounce) can pumpkin puree
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
salt to taste
1 3/4 cups white sugar
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix with pudding
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup butter, melted
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2 In a mixing bowl, blend pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, salt, sugar, eggs and milk. Pour mixture into a 9×13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle dry cake mix and nuts over the batter. Pour melted butter over the cake.
3 Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 60 minutes and let cool. The cake will be “liquidy” at first, but will solidify as it cools.