Pumpkin Spice Cake

  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes (Total Time 1 Hour 5 Minutes)
  • Serving Size: 24
  • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
  • 1 cup Mashed Cooked Fresh Pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Toasted PLANTERS Pecans
  • PREHEAT oven to 350?F. Place cake mix, dry pudding mix, pumpkin, oil, water, eggs and spice in large bowl. Beat with electric mixer on low speed just until moistened. Beat on medium speed 4 min. POUR into greased and floured 13x9-inch baking pan. BAKE 32 to 35 min. or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on wire rack. Spread with PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Frosting; sprinkle with pecans. Store in refrigerator. KRAFT KITCHENS TIPS Size-Wise Sweets can add enjoyment to a balanced diet, but choose an appropriate portion.

    How to Cook Fresh Pumpkin

    Cut a 4- to 5-lb. pumpkin in half with a large knife. Scoop out seeds and stringy fiber. Save seeds for roasting, if desired. Cut pumpkin into 1-1/2-inch cubes. Place pumpkin in large saucepan. Add water to 1-inch depth.

    Bring to boil; cover. Reduce heat and simmer 25 to 30 min. or until pumpkin is fork-tender. Drain well; cool just until pumpkin is easy to handle. Remove peel. Mash with potato masher for a chunky mixture. For a smoother consistency, process pumpkin in a food processor. Drain mashed pumpkin in sieve for about 20 min. to remove excess liquid. Store in refrigerator up to 5 days. Cooked pumpkin can also be frozen up to 6 months in resealable freezer-weight plastic bags.

    RECIPE COURTESY OF KRAFT FOODS