Easy Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

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Aren’t you glad that pumpkin season is here? So many fall recipes to look forward to! Try this Easy Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake recipe with a buttery crust at the bottom and a cheesecake filling on top. This easy and delicious dessert uses enough fall spices to enhance the dessert. Don’t be surprised if this recipe makes its way to the dinner table for Thanksgiving because it’s so decadent with all the fall flavors. Cheesecake also typically gains flavor as it ages, so any leftovers are great even after a few days if stored in the refrigerator. In fact, you can make this dessert a day or two before serving it for the flavors to come out well. Even though this recipe uses a boxed cake mix, the doctored up recipe will scream pumpkin and cheesecake flavors that will mask the fact that it’s a box cake. Having said that, if you have a personal favorite yellow cake recipe that you like then go ahead and use that cake recipe instead of the boxed cake mix. As an alternate way, you could also use a store-bought conventional nine-inch pie shell in the place of a cake mix. The idea behind this recipe is that while it is easy to make, it is also budget-friendly so that you can easily feed a large crowd.

If you’ve ever wondered what makes a perfect cheesecake that has smooth, lump-free texture, then always keep in mind to bring the cream cheese to room temperature rather than working with a bar of cream cheese that is stone cold. This helps in blending the remaining ingredients seamlessly for a smooth satin texture in cheesecakes. A few other options that you can mix with the pumpkin filling for this recipe are sweetened condensed milk, vanilla pudding, marshmallow fluff or even white chocolate. Remember that this recipe uses pureed pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling that has sugar added to it. Since the two are sold in a can and look quite similar, it can be confusing while purchasing. If you do happen to buy pumpkin pie filling, you may skip the sugar and use the puree straight out of the can.

Pumpkins are very high in Vitamin A and moderately high in Vitamin C and B-6. Since it belongs to the squash family, it is comparatively low in calories but very dense regarding its nutritional value. It is rich in minerals like potassium and anti-oxidants that helps in maintaining blood pressure. There are so many creative ways to add pumpkin to your diet including soups, lattes, desserts, salads etc. Because of their nutritional value, pumpkins are not just for carving for Thanksgiving and Halloween but rather should be eaten while in season. Did you know the term “jack-o'-lantern" is of British origin that goes way back to the 17th century? In the most literal sense, it means a man with a lantern or a “nighttime watchman”. Over the years it gained its popularity as the folklore for mysterious goblins and ghosts became interesting to children and folks alike.

One can never be bored of pumpkin and cinnamon flavor and what is a way other than making an easy and delicious dessert out of it? Thank you to Sarah that runs Dinner At The Zoo recipe blog for sharing this fantastic Easy Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake recipe with us. Do check out Sarah’s blog for other easy desserts you can make during this fall season. This decadent gooey pumpkin cake recipe is one of the best fun desserts for holidays or any occasion. Make this spiced cheesecake today!

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