Pumpkin Torte

I was recently asked to bring a dessert to a special occasion and I wanted to bring something pumpkin flavored. I found a recipe in a cookbook but the dessert said to make the topping with uncooked eggs whites. So, I decided to do a little research online to see if I could find a similar recipe with different directions. I did indeed find a similar recipe from Taste of Home but while I was checking it out I found an even better looking recipe for Pumpkin Torte. Although I did not create this recipe, I wanted to share this outstanding dessert with you.

Mix together a yellow cake mix, pumpkin, milk, eggs, oil and pumpkin spice.
Pour into 2 greased baking pans and bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes.
Remove the cakes from the pans after 10 minutes and allow them to cool completely.
Beat a package of cream cheese until light and fluffy.
Add confectioners’ sugar, pumpkin and pumpkin spice. Beat until smooth.
Fold in whipped topping.
Cut the cakes horizontally into two layers. Place one layer on a cake platter and top it with 1/4 of the filling. Repeat this with the final 3 layers.
Drizzle with caramel and sprinkle on toasted pecans.
 The only problem I had was figuring out how to transport the dessert to dinner but I certainly didn’t have to worry about transporting any home. The entire dessert was devoured and everyone told me they thought it was fantastic!
One of my besties recently confessed that she doesn’t like pumpkin flavored things! Can you believe it? Since I love pumpkin, I can’t believe it! ;) How do you feel about pumpkin flavored desserts and drinks?
Pumpkin:  Yay or Nay?
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Comments

  1. wow, a total yay!

  2. I don’t like pumpkin pie…but love other pumpkin goodies. And this one looks decadent! Can’t wait to try it! Yum. :)
    Kelly

  3. That looks delicious and SO beautiful. Pumpkin – yay! I love it.

  4. Oh my goodness this looks incredible!

  5. Oh wow! That looks delicious! I’ll be right over with a fork.

  6. It almost looks too good to eat! Almost.

  7. can you please MAIL me a slice of this?? OMG. and pumpkin is always the way to go. We visited my sister back at the end of August and at 8 months pregnant she was really hankering for some pumpkin and made pies. can’t go wrong :)

  8. This looks sooooo good. I have decided that I am getting older because I love pumpkin. When I was young….”pumpkin” No Thanks.
    As always your pictures are awesome.

  9. Big YAY on the pumpkin!! Your photos always look FABULOUS! This cake sounds reaaaally good!

  10. This looks divine! I’d love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out Party!

    http://www.reasonstoskipthehousework.com/2012/10/tuesday-time-out-19/

    Smiles,
    melanie
    Reasons To skip The Housework

  11. Where’s mine? Looks absolutely gorgeous Tonia!

    Anne xx

    • I know that you and everyone else in Australia are crazy about pumpkin! I haven’t quite graduated to eating pumpkin as part of the main course yet.

  12. Are you kidding me??? I need to start inviting you over & demanding you bring dessert. This looks AMAZING.

  13. Looks FABULOUS…wish I could share a slice this second! XO, Aimee

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