September 2, 2012

Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Sheet Cake

I'm so ready for fall and busy today decorating my house to show it.  Anyone else?  Just the thought of pumpkins, leaves changing colors, cooler days, chilly evenings, soups, football on TV, and the smell of cinnamon in the air makes me all giddy.  Living here in the Midwest I get the joy of seeing the changing seasons.  Fall is my favorite time of year.  After such a hot summer I'm ready for a nice cool fall.  This recipe will get you into the mood too.

Now I have to tell you.  This cake went through a lot to get here.  It was completely done and cooling on the stove when I decided to move it to get a better picture.  I grabbed a pot holder and carried it with one hand...big mistake...across the kitchen.  Then it happened, the pan slipped out of my hands and crashed to the floor.  As I looked at it is disbelief I wanted to cry.  Majority of the cake had slid right off the pan and onto the floor.  Thankfully my wonderful hubby was there to keep me from saying too many bad words and clean it up.  I calmly cut some pieces for my two girls who had been waiting so patiently all morning for a taste.  Then I took my blog pictures, got me a glass of milk, and had my own not-so-perfect-slightly-mashed-but-very-tasty piece myself. 

(printable recipe)

Cake Ingredients:
1 box yellow cake mix
4 eggs
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1/2 c. milk
1 (3.4 oz.) box vanilla instant pudding mix
1/2 c. sour cream
1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin

Topping:
1 stick butter
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Frosting:
3/4 cups powdered sugar
1/4-1/2 cup heavy cream (start w 1/4 cup and add a little more cream if needed)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, spray a large jelly roll pan with non stick cooking spray.
2. Place cake mix, eggs, oil, milk, pudding, sour cream and pumpkin into a stand or electric mixer, beating until well combined. Pour onto pan, spreading evenly.

 3. Melt butter in microwave. Add brown sugar and cinnamon to bowl, mixing until combined. Drizzle mixture evenly over cake then take a knife and run it through to swirl.

4. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until cooked through.
5.  Mix powdered sugar and cream until creamy and smooth. Drizzle over warm cake then let cool for 20 minutes before cutting into squares. Refrigerate if not serving same day.
  And here is a picture of my poor cake after I dropped it onto the floor!!




Source:  "mooched" from www.picky-palate.com 

This recipe is linked up to THESE GREAT PARTIES!!!!

23 comments:

  1. I went to your Facebook Fan Page and got totally lost in the luscious recipes that you share....I am pinning this recipe! Perfect for the upcoming Fall season.

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    1. Thanks so much, Angie. Many more recipes to come. Enjoy!!

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  2. Hi Nichi
    You remind me of the day I baked a beautiful apple-tart - it was really beautiful until it slipped and smashed on the floor
    So I know exactly I you felt :)

    The swirls look like flowers - I love it, and I'm sure the cake was really good

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    1. Thanks, Winnie. Nice to know I'm not alone. Enjoy the recipe!!

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  3. This looks and sounds yummy! I love pumpkin recipes and will be adding this to my new recipes to try this fall. Thanks for sharing. Vickie

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    1. Thanks, Vickie. So glad you visited my blog. Come back soon!!

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  4. These look scrumptious! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Happy Labor Day! (Love your polka dot background.)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_09_03_archive.html

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    1. Thanks so much for the invite. I have linked the recipe and added your button to my blog. Thanks, Nichi

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  5. Oh YUM!!! I make pumpkin cinnamon rolls for Thanksgiving, but turning them into a cake might be even better!

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  6. This sounds so good! I'm so ready for fall to be here!! Thank you for linking up to Mom's Test Meal Mondays!!

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  7. Oh wow! That looks like a slice of fall. Your decorations on top look perfect!

    Thanks for sharing at Mealtime Monday! Can't wait to see what you link up next week.

    Kaylee
    www.couponingncooking.com

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  8. It looks gorgeous even on the floor! At least you were still able to enjoy some of it. It sounds really delicious...I have it pinned so I can make it for sure!!!

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  9. It looks delicious! I can totally relate to dropping it on the floor however! I am always doing something like that, which is why my dogs are always at my feet in the kitchen! That cake would not have had a chance! I am so getting in the mood for pumpkin now that all these great recipes are popping up everywhere...I was trying to hold on to summer a little longer, but it's not working!

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  10. It looks so easy and delicious, Nichi! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back and vote on Sunday!

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  11. It's been fun checking out your blog! I would love to have you stop by and enter my link party, as well. (Hosted every Saturday) http://www.oneshetwoshe.com/2012/09/hello-weekend-50-mikarose-giveaway.html

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    1. Thanks for the invite, Mariel. I will be sure to link up this Saturday.

      Nichi

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    2. Thanks so much for the invite. I have linked up and like your FB page.

      Thanks, Nichi

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  12. Love this! Thanks for sharing at Heavenly Treats Sunday!

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  13. Yum. I love all things pumpkin, and this looks great! Found you via Six Sisters and a new follower. I'd love for you to share this at our fall link-up. Thanks so much!

    http://www.fullhands-fullhearts.com/2012/08/2012-fall-bucket-list-idea-share_30.html

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    1. Thanks, Holli. I'm am linked up. I appreciate the invite.

      Nichi

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  14. Oh my, this looks scrumptious! I LOVE anything to do with Pumpkin and I can’t wait to try the recipe. Thanks so much for linking up last week to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you have for this week’s party! Have a great week.
    Michelle

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  15. My boys would love this! Pinned! I would love for you to share this post and any other Fall related post you have, at this week's It's Fall Y'all ~ Linky Party. Hope to see you there!

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