Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Better Than "Better Than?"


One of my brother's favorite cakes is this one. We recently discovered that there is a pumpkin version of this cake! Oh, and holy cow, it is sooooo good. I think it will probably become a tradition to make this cake every fall. It is that good.

Pumpkin Better Than ? Cake


1 box yellow cake mix
Water and eggs called for on cake mix box (oil will be replaced by the pumpkin puree)
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12 oz) jar caramel topping
1 (8 oz) tub frozen whipped topping (thawed) or real whipped cream
1/2 bag Heath bits (optional)


In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, water, and eggs called for on cake mix box, and can of pumpkin puree until a smooth batter forms.

Pour batter into a greased 9x13-inch baking dish, and bake at 350 degrees F. according to the directions on the cake mix box (or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean).

Remove cake from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes after baking.

Poke top of warm cake every 1/2 inch with handle of wooden spoon. Mix condensed milk and caramel topping together. Drizzle milk/caramel topping mixture evenly over top of cake; let stand until it has been absorbed into cake. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled.

Spread whipped topping or real whipped cream over top of cake. Sprinkle with toffee chips, if desired. Chill for 3-4 hours. 

Store covered in refrigerator.

Recipe tips: The cake may stick to the wooden spoon handle while you're using it to make the holes, so occasionally wipe off the handle.

The caramel topping will be easier to drizzle if it has been kept at room temperature. If refrigerated, remove the lid and microwave on High about 15 seconds.

Source: We found this on Facebook. I found a few sources of origin that you can check out here, here, here, here, and here.

Notes: This was so, so, so, so, good. I am thinking I need to search and see if there is a Christmas version...say an eggnog, peppermint, or gingerbread better than ? cake! The hunt is on---or maybe I need to create some of my own!


1 comment:

  1. This was really a hit. Nice switch from a pumpkin roll or cake.