This is by far the yummiest pumpkin pie I have ever tasted! Everyone has an image in mind of what America can offer them. Call it the “American Dream”, or the allure of the “Wild West”, call it whatever you like… Most people have, at some stage wondered what life in the US might be like… Especially as a foreigner. I’ll be honest!!
When we immigrated to the US there were many possibilities that captured my imagination. But I was never prepared for what lay ahead…
One night shortly after our arrival, we hosted a Pampered Chef party at our new home. We invited a bunch of new friends and prepared ourselves to cook dinner (that’s what you do when you host a Pampered Chef party, it’s great fun!). Anyway… when we got to the dessert, it was as if fireworks exploded, this beautiful slow-motion scene played off before my eyes. And there it was.
PUMPKIN IN A CAN!
Where in your wildest dreams would you EVER stumble across PUMPKIN IN A CAN! I wish someone had taken a picture of my face. Ridiculous! SO, we ended up making a 3 ingredient pumpkin cake. Actually, we used muffin pans so they were perfect for individual helpings.
Back in South Africa, we would still have to peel, dice, boil and drain the pumpkin before we used it in a cake/muffin… I was so impressed and overcome by this level of convenience, that I could not stop giggling. I mean, think about it… Pumpkin in a freakin’ can!
The sheer level of convenience still startles me a little. But I tasted this cake that is traditionally eaten during Fall (Autumn), and – even though the premier ingredient came straight out of a can – it was delicious! So I thought I would share the recipe with you!
Pumpkin Pie – American version…
1 Can of pumpkin
1 Box of Spiced Cake Mix
1 Tub of Cream Cheese Frosting (Yes, that comes in a tub as well). Crazy!
Mix together and bake until golden brown… 180`C (356 F)
Cool and smother in Cream Cheese Frosting
Pumpkin Cake – South African Version…
1 Butternut – peeled, diced, boiled, drained and mashed.
1 Box of Vanilla Cake Mix
5 Spice (added to your liking)
Cream Cheese and Unsalted butter mixed together to form a smooth consistency.
Mix together butternut, cake mixture, and 5 spice. Bake at 180`C (365 F) until golden brown.
Cool and smother in Cream Cheese Icing
This cake was an absolute treat! I loved the new experience.
I wish I would have known, I would have brought you and Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving! An American staple!
It’s ok, thank you!! :) I have a good memory.. See ya next year…
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Oh this makes me homesick for the US! I miss pumpkin pie so much, looks sooo tasty!! #KCACOLS
That looks yummy! The level of convenience would have thrown me a bit too, haha! I’m not sure which of the ingredients are available here in the UK, but so far I’ve only ever made pumpkin pie from scratch, with not-in-a-tin pumpkins :-) x #KCACOLS
Sounds delicious and spicy X #kcacols
I have never seen pumpkin in a tin, and I have never had pumpkin pie! I’ll get my coat… :-) Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS
This sounds very yummy indeed – I haven’t had pumpkin pie in years. In the UK, I was also surprised to find icing ready to go. It made cake making incredibly easy, and it actually tasted pretty good for pre-made products. #KCACOLS
You can get everything in a can these days although pumpkin puree is a fairly new thing in the UK! Hope you enjoy autumn. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS.