Pumpkin Pecan Torte

Cassie *


I don't really like using cake mixes, but this is an exception..I made this for my Dads Birthday, and he loved it..he didn't want to share ..lol..it was delicious..

This makes a beautiful presentation for Thanksgiving..

★★★★★ 4 votes
25 Min
25 Min



2 c
crushed vanilla wafers
1 c
chopped pecans
3/4 c
butter, softened
1 pkg
(18 ounces) spice cake mix
1 can(s)
(16 ounces) solid packed pumpkin
1/4 c
butter, softened


3 c
powdered sugar
2/3 c
butter, softened
4 oz
cream cheese, softened
2 tsp
1/4 c
caramel topping
pecan halves for garnish


1Heat oven to 350 degree

For cake, in large mixing bowl combine wafer crumbs, 1 cup chopped pecans and 3/4 cup butter.

Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until crumbly, 1 to 2 minutes.

Press mixture evenly on bottom of 3 greased and floured 9 inch round cake pans.

In the same bowl combine cake mix, pumpkin, 1/4 cup butter and eggs. Beat at medium speed, scraping bow often, until well mixed, 2 to 3 minutes.
2Spread 1 3/4 cups batter over crumbs in each pan.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans, to cooling rack. Cool completely.
3For filling:

In a small mixing bowl combine powdered sugar, 2/3 cup butter, cream cheese and vanilla. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.
4On serving plate layer 3 cakes, nut side down, with 1/2 cup filling spread between each layer.

With remaining filling, frost sides only of cake.

Spread caramel topping over top of cake, drizzling some over the frosted sides.

Arrange pecan halves in ring on top of cake.

Store refrigerated...

Tip: To remove cake easily from pan, place wire rack on top of cake and invert; repeat with remaining layers.

About Pumpkin Pecan Torte

Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtags: #caramel, #pecans, #pumpkin