Pumpkin Better Than Anything Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the best #desserts I've ever tried. The #pumpkin #pokecake is filled with sweetened condensed milk so it's extremely moist. This easy #recipe also uses #HeathEnglishToffeeBit & #CaramelSundaeSauce. You'll be drooling after the first bite! #PumpkinCake #cake #CoolWhip #PumpkinDessert #EasyDessert #HolidayDessert #ThanksgivingDessert #ChristmasDessert

Pumpkin Better Than Anything Cake

January 21, 2019Teresa

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. 🙂

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Pumpkin Better Than Anything Cake is one of the best desserts you’ll ever eat.

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Caramel Sundae Sauce drizzled over the top makes this a spectacular dessert.

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Every bite of Pumpkin “Better Than Anything” Cake will have you drooling!

Here’ what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

Pumpkin Better Than Anything Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the best #desserts I've ever tried. The #pumpkin #pokecake is filled with sweetened condensed milk so it's extremely moist. This easy #recipe also uses #HeathEnglishToffeeBit & #CaramelSundaeSauce. You'll be drooling after the first bite! #PumpkinCake #cake #CoolWhip #PumpkinDessert #EasyDessert #HolidayDessert #ThanksgivingDessert #ChristmasDessert

Pour cake mix into a mixing bowl. Add a can of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice.

DO NOT ADD EGGS, OIL OR WATER!

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Mix with an electric mixer until ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Pumpkin Better Than Anything Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the best #desserts I've ever tried. The #pumpkin #pokecake is filled with sweetened condensed milk so it's extremely moist. This easy #recipe also uses #HeathEnglishToffeeBit & #CaramelSundaeSauce. You'll be drooling after the first bite! #PumpkinCake #cake #CoolWhip #PumpkinDessert #EasyDessert #HolidayDessert #ThanksgivingDessert #ChristmasDessert

Spread pumpkin mixture into a greased 9×13″ glass baking dish.

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Bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Pumpkin Better Than Anything Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the best #desserts I've ever tried. The #pumpkin #pokecake is filled with sweetened condensed milk so it's extremely moist. This easy #recipe also uses #HeathEnglishToffeeBit & #CaramelSundaeSauce. You'll be drooling after the first bite! #PumpkinCake #cake #CoolWhip #PumpkinDessert #EasyDessert #HolidayDessert #ThanksgivingDessert #ChristmasDessert

Allow cake to cool for 10 minutes. Then poke holes in the cake with the bottom of a wooden spoon.

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Pour a can of sweetened condensed milk over top of the cake. (Be sure to stir the can of condensed milk first!)

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Smooth the sweetened condensed milk over the top of the cake so it will absorb. Refrigerate cake 30 minutes.

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Remove from refrigerator and spread Cool Whip over top.

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Sprinkle half a bag of Heath English Toffee Bits over top.

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Drizzle with Caramel Sundae Sauce. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.

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Here’s what the interior of the cake looks like.

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Pumpkin Better Than Anything Cake is terrific for a company dessert.

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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)

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Pumpkin Better Than Anything Cake is divine! This heavenly poke cake starts with a boxed cake mix mixed with pumpkin. After baking, condensed milk is poured into holes in the cake. Then it's topped with Cool Whip, Heath English Toffee Bits and Caramel Sundae Sauce. It is absolutely delightful and one of the best desserts you'll ever eat!
Pumpkin Better Than Anything Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the best #desserts I've ever tried. The #pumpkin #pokecake is filled with sweetened condensed milk so it's extremely moist. This easy #recipe also uses #HeathEnglishToffeeBit & #CaramelSundaeSauce. You'll be drooling after the first bite! #PumpkinCake #cake #CoolWhip #PumpkinDessert #EasyDessert #HolidayDessert #ThanksgivingDessert #ChristmasDessert
Course Cake/Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Cake/Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Pumpkin Better Than Anything Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the best #desserts I've ever tried. The #pumpkin #pokecake is filled with sweetened condensed milk so it's extremely moist. This easy #recipe also uses #HeathEnglishToffeeBit & #CaramelSundaeSauce. You'll be drooling after the first bite! #PumpkinCake #cake #CoolWhip #PumpkinDessert #EasyDessert #HolidayDessert #ThanksgivingDessert #ChristmasDessert
Instructions
  1. Combine cake mix, pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin in a large mixing bowl until a smooth batter forms.
  2. Pour into a greased 9x13” glass baking dish.
  3. Bake cake at 350 degrees for approximately 23-28 minutes.
  4. Remove cake from oven and allow to cool about 10 minutes.
  5. With the end of a wooden spoon, poke holes throughout the whole cake.
  6. Pour sweetened condensed milk over top of cake holes and allow to absorb into the cake.
  7. Refrigerate cake for 30 minutes.
  8. Spread Cool Whip over top of cake and sprinkle with Heath English Toffee Bits.
  9. Drizzle caramel sauce over top of cake.
  10. Refrigerate 3-4 hours or overnight.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Heat caramel sauce in microwave to make spreadable.

NOTE:  I was baking two cakes at the same time. My cakes took almost 40 minutes to bake until a toothpick inserted in center came out clean. I rotated pans every 15 minutes.

NOTE: Do NOT add eggs, oil or water when making cake layer. It uses only 3 ingredients: yellow cake mix, pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin. NO other ingredients.

Recipe very slightly adapted from Clever Housewife.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen
Pumpkin Better Than Anything Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the best #desserts I've ever tried. The #pumpkin #pokecake is filled with sweetened condensed milk so it's extremely moist. This easy #recipe also uses #HeathEnglishToffeeBit & #CaramelSundaeSauce. You'll be drooling after the first bite! #PumpkinCake #cake #CoolWhip #PumpkinDessert #EasyDessert #HolidayDessert #ThanksgivingDessert #ChristmasDessert

Grab yourself a fork and come dig in to this amazing dessert.

Pumpkin Better Than Anything Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the best #desserts I've ever tried. The #pumpkin #pokecake is filled with sweetened condensed milk so it's extremely moist. This easy #recipe also uses #HeathEnglishToffeeBit & #CaramelSundaeSauce. You'll be drooling after the first bite! #PumpkinCake #cake #CoolWhip #PumpkinDessert #EasyDessert #HolidayDessert #ThanksgivingDessert #ChristmasDessert

I made two of these desserts and they both went fast at John’s office.

Pumpkin Better Than Anything Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the best #desserts I've ever tried. The #pumpkin #pokecake is filled with sweetened condensed milk so it's extremely moist. This easy #recipe also uses #HeathEnglishToffeeBit & #CaramelSundaeSauce. You'll be drooling after the first bite! #PumpkinCake #cake #CoolWhip #PumpkinDessert #EasyDessert #HolidayDessert #ThanksgivingDessert #ChristmasDessert

Be warned! Pumpkin Better Than Anything Cake is addictive. 🙂

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Pumpkin Dump Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this spectacular #DumpCake is not just for #Fall! It's made with #pumpkin, #pecans & HeathEnglishToffeeBits. This drool-worthy #dessert will knock your socks off! Serve for #holidays like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #Toffee #Caramel #PumpkinDessert #ToffeeDessert #PumpkinDumpCake #HolidayDessert #MothersDayDessert #FathersDayDessert

Pumpkin Dessert

Pumpkin Dessert | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Print Recipe
Pumpkin Better Than Anything Cake BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Pumpkin Better Than Anything Cake is divine! This heavenly poke cake starts with a boxed cake mix mixed with pumpkin. After baking, condensed milk is poured into holes in the cake. Then it's topped with Cool Whip, Heath English Toffee Bits and Caramel Sundae Sauce. It is absolutely delightful and one of the best desserts you'll ever eat!
Pumpkin Better Than Anything Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the best #desserts I've ever tried. The #pumpkin #pokecake is filled with sweetened condensed milk so it's extremely moist. This easy #recipe also uses #HeathEnglishToffeeBit & #CaramelSundaeSauce. You'll be drooling after the first bite! #PumpkinCake #cake #CoolWhip #PumpkinDessert #EasyDessert #HolidayDessert #ThanksgivingDessert #ChristmasDessert
Course Cake/Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Cake/Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Pumpkin Better Than Anything Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the best #desserts I've ever tried. The #pumpkin #pokecake is filled with sweetened condensed milk so it's extremely moist. This easy #recipe also uses #HeathEnglishToffeeBit & #CaramelSundaeSauce. You'll be drooling after the first bite! #PumpkinCake #cake #CoolWhip #PumpkinDessert #EasyDessert #HolidayDessert #ThanksgivingDessert #ChristmasDessert
Instructions
  1. Combine cake mix, pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin in a large mixing bowl until a smooth batter forms.
  2. Pour into a greased 9x13” glass baking dish.
  3. Bake cake at 350 degrees for approximately 23-28 minutes.
  4. Remove cake from oven and allow to cool about 10 minutes.
  5. With the end of a wooden spoon, poke holes throughout the whole cake.
  6. Pour sweetened condensed milk over top of cake holes and allow to absorb into the cake.
  7. Refrigerate cake for 30 minutes.
  8. Spread Cool Whip over top of cake and sprinkle with Heath English Toffee Bits.
  9. Drizzle caramel sauce over top of cake.
  10. Refrigerate 3-4 hours or overnight.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Heat caramel sauce in microwave to make spreadable.

NOTE:  I was baking two cakes at the same time. My cakes took almost 40 minutes to bake until a toothpick inserted in center came out clean. I rotated pans every 15 minutes.

NOTE: Do NOT add eggs, oil or water when making cake layer. It uses only 3 ingredients: yellow cake mix, pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin. NO other ingredients.

Recipe very slightly adapted from Clever Housewife.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

2 Comments

  • Janice K Abner

    July 15, 2019 at 9:00 am

    hi, gonna try this pumpkin better than anything cake, I wanted to ask if you ever tried it with, a package of cheesecake pudding mix, mixed in with the cool whip?, I just love cheesecake flavor with pumpkin. I was just wondering how it would taste or if you’d tryed it yet. tks Janice Abner

    1. Teresa

      July 16, 2019 at 1:51 pm

      Hi, Janice, I’ve not tried it that way, but I’m sure it will be delicious. Enjoy.

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