Friday, September 28, 2007

Autumn 'Brownies'

No-these aren't brownies. But, I didn't know what else to call them. I was thinking 'Pumpkin Triple Layer Cake'-but cake is not the right word. Brownies kind of imply chocolate, but just bear with me here...

They are good. I have made them BETTER before. Follow the recipe to a tee and you'll make the 'tastier version'. At the end of the recipe I will tell you how I botched it...

1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1/2 c. butter, melted
3 eggs
1 can 30 ounce can pumpkin pie mix (or just use pumpkin with added pumpkin pie spice)
1 5oz. can evaporated milk
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. flour
3 t. ground cinnamon

In a large mixing bowl-combine cake mix, butter and ONE egg until crumbly. Set aside 2/3 c. for streusel topping. Press remaining into the bottom of a greased 13x9inch pan.

Beat the remaining eggs. Add pie mix and milk. Pour over crust.

Combine last few ingredients with the reserved streusel crumbs and sprinkle on top of the pumpkin layer.

Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool on wire rack for an hour, then refrdgerate for two hours (or until chilled) before cutting.

Now-for the BOTCHED story. I usually only make this come FALL-so, it has been a YEAR since I made it. And of course-I have plenty on my plate (so to speak) during THAT time. How is a girl to remember EVERYTHING, I ask you?!?!

For some reason I thought I had to cut the amount of canned pumpkin by HALF. Now-that was just plain DUMB. It wasn't nearly as DIVINE as it was last year. Don't make my mistake. Dump the WHOLE can right in the bowl. Your middle pumpkin layer will be twice as thick and twice as savory.

I will say this though, I am not overly disappointed-because with the REMAINING pumpkin-I made these:
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Mandie said...

Cool! I have to try this the next time we have Bible study! Thanks Rebecca!

Shannon B. said...

I am so excited to try this brownie thing! I don't love pumpkin pie, but i love recipes with pumpkin as an ingredient!
Thanks, shannon

Andie said...

Ohhhh...sounds so yummy. May have to add these to my fall carnival line up! Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

I just made this yesterday. Absolutely delicious. Not much of a baker so I goofed on the whole (reserve 2/3 cup part) and had to make my own streusel turned out great, even added some walnuts to the streusel.

I made two batches for my boyfriend to bring to work for his birthday- the second involved making my own pumpkin pie mix- it costs a little more but the filling seemed lighter and creamier. Very delicious. Thanks for this wonderful recipe!