Oh, my gosh. Prepare yourself for one fantastic drool-worthy dessert! Pumpkin Better Than Anything Cake. Yep. This luscious poke cake uses a boxed yellow cake mix that’s mixed with a can of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. After that’s baked, holes are poked into the cake and a can of sweetened condensed milk is smoothed over top. After the cake is refrigerated awhile, Cool Whip is spread over top. Then you sprinkle the topping with Heath English Toffee Bits and Caramel Sundae Sauce. Did I say this dessert is sensational?
Back in late December, my husband came home with one of his usual “fantastic deals” from the grocery store. Fifteen-ounce cans of pumpkin on sale for only 10 cents a piece. He could not resist. He bought ten cans! So I’ve been trying to come up with all kinds of ways to use that pumpkin. I’ve made Glazed Pumpkin Donuts, Pumpkin Toffee Cookies, Pumpkin Toffee Muffins and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. I made two batches of this cake for John to take out to his office. I got some wonderful feedback about how much everyone enjoyed this cake.
Really, what’s not to love with pumpkin, Heath English Toffee Bits and Caramel Sauce? Seriously, this cake is sensational. Back in the 70s and 80s “Better Than Anything” cakes were very popular. I have a vanilla version and a chocolate version that are scrumptious. But when I saw a pumpkin version, that was an automatic “go” for me. It was also a great way to use up some of that canned pumpkin.
Nowadays, you can purchase pumpkin almost year round in the grocery stores. I recommend you go out and get yourself a can so you can make this delectable cake. But be warned! This cake is seriously addictive. You won’t want to stop after one delicious and drool-worthy bite. 🙂
Pumpkin Better Than Anything Cake is one of the best desserts you’ll ever eat.
Caramel Sundae Sauce drizzled over the top makes this a spectacular dessert.
Every bite of Pumpkin “Better Than Anything” Cake will have you drooling!
Here’ what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Pour cake mix into a mixing bowl. Add a can of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice.
DO NOT ADD EGGS, OIL OR WATER!
Mix with an electric mixer until ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Spread pumpkin mixture into a greased 9×13″ glass baking dish.
Bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Allow cake to cool for 10 minutes. Then poke holes in the cake with the bottom of a wooden spoon.
Pour a can of sweetened condensed milk over top of the cake. (Be sure to stir the can of condensed milk first!)
Smooth the sweetened condensed milk over the top of the cake so it will absorb. Refrigerate cake 30 minutes.
Remove from refrigerator and spread Cool Whip over top.
Sprinkle half a bag of Heath English Toffee Bits over top.
Drizzle with Caramel Sundae Sauce. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
Here’s what the interior of the cake looks like.
Pumpkin Better Than Anything Cake is terrific for a company dessert.
If you enjoy the flavors of toffee and caramel, you’ll love this dessert.
Here’s the recipe.
PUMPKIN “BETTER THAN ANYTHING” CAKE
(Recipe very slightly adapted from Clever Housewife)
Grab yourself a fork and come dig in to this amazing dessert.
I made two of these desserts and they both went fast at John’s office.
Be warned! Pumpkin Better Than Anything Cake is addictive. 🙂