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Pumpkin Pecan Layer Cake

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“This is a beautiful cake, as well as great tasting. A friend at work made this for a "Bake Off Contest" we had at work. This came in first place. I think it came out of a Land O' Lakes cookbook.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In large bowl, mix crushed wafers, chopped pecans and 3/4 cup butter.
  3. Beat at medium speed until crumbly; about 2 minutes.
  4. Divide mixture into 3 equal portions.
  5. Press each portion into one of three greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans.
  6. Using the same bowl, combine the cake mix, pumpkin, 1/4 cup butter and eggs.
  7. Beat at medium speed until well mixed.
  8. Spread 1 3/4 cup batter over crumbs in each pan.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
  10. Cool for about 5 minutes; remove from pans onto cooling racks until cooled completely.
  11. In bowl combine cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla.
  12. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  13. On serving plate, layer 3 cakes (nut side down) with 1/2 cup filling spread between each layer.
  14. Frost SIDES of cake only with remaining frosting.
  15. Spread caramel topping over top of cake, drizzling some over the frosted sides.
  16. Arrange pecan halves in rings on top of cake.
  17. Store in refrigerator.

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