What Does Fall Taste Like?October 20, 2010
Fall brings crisp cool air, leaves swirling and countrysides splashed with
color. It makes perfect weather for treats like hot cocoa, mulled cider and… cake!
Pumpkin Caramel 4 Layer Cake
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin (divided)
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup oil
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (divided)
1 (8 oz) cream cheese
1 cup confectioners sugar
8 oz Cool Whip
1/4 cup Caramel ice cream topping
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat cake mix, 1 cup pumpkin, milk, oil, eggs and 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
till blended. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9″ pans. Bake 28-30
minutes. Cool 10 minutes in pan, then move pans to rack and cool
Beat cream cheese in medium bowl till creamy. Add sugar, remaining
pumpkin and remaining spice. Gently stir in Cool Whip. Cut each cake
layer in half with serrated knife. Place 1st layer on plate. Spread
cream cheese filling between all layers except top. Drizzle caramel over
top and cover with nuts. Refrigerate any leftovers.
Stuffed Acorn Squash
1 Acorn Squash
½ tsp Cinnamon
¼ cup dried Cranberries
1 tbsp butter
Preheat over to 350 degrees. Cut squash in half and clean out pulp and seeds. Place in baking dish, open face down into ¼ inch room temperature apple juice. Bake for 30 minutes.
Prepare stuffing: Peal and core apple, cut into ¼ inch pieces, mix cranberries, cinnamon, and melted butter. Salt and pepper to taste.
Stuff squash with stuffing and return to oven for approximately 35 minutes or until squash and apples are tender.
What are your favorite fall recipes?