Saturday, September 27, 2008

Layered Pumpkin Dessert

1 yellow cake mix
8 oz cream cheese softened
1 cup confectioners sugar
8 oz Cool Whip
2 packages vanilla instant pudding
1 15 oz can of pumpkin
1 cup milk
1-1/2t pumpkin pie spice

Mix cake according to instructions on the box - pour approx 1/2 into a greased 9x13 glass baking dish and bake starting with about 1/2 the required time and checking until it's done (toothpick comes out clean) allow to cool and set aside. You can use the other 1/2 for whatever suits your fancy - I sometimes make in a bread pan or make cupcakes.

Blend together softened cream cheese, confectioners sugar and 1/2 of the tub of cool whip and spread over cooled cake.

Combine pudding, pumpkin, milk and pumpkin pie spice and whisk until well blended. Spread on top of cream cheese layer. Spread remaining cool whip on top and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice for visual effect.

Chill in refrigerator for several hours before serving.