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Review: Pillsbury Pumpkin Caramel Delight

Pillsbury Pumpkin Caramel Delight mixI’ve had my eye on this mix for awhile. I never purchased it because I really didn’t have a reason to, other than curiosity. But, this weekend I found it on sale and curiosity won.

The instructions are easy to follow and the cake was simple to make and assemble.

Although you bake the cake in a 13 x 9 pan, because you cut the cake into thirds, you end up with a small layered cake that is approximately 4 x 9 in size.

The cake is just what I expected … a spice cake with a hint of pumpkin. The almonds and caramel drizzle make it look lovely … it is perfect for bringing to a pot luck.

The one down side is that the cream cheese frosting is so sweet, it tastes more like sugar than cream cheese. If you don’t have that much of a sweet tooth, it might be worth getting some cream cheese and beating it into one of the cream cheese pouches (the filling is separated into two pouches, making assembly almost a no-brainer!).

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Carma Spence has been experimenting in the kitchen since she was four years old and loves trying out new recipe ideas. She is the author of Bonkers for Bundt Cakes and Your Perfect Pie, as well as author and contributor to several more non-food-related books. With Carma's Cookery, she is taking her passion for empowering people and blending it with her passion for cooking, gift-giving and entertaining.

1 comments on “Review: Pillsbury Pumpkin Caramel Delight”

  1. AshleyDN

    Hello there, I actually just bought and made this cake for my works potluck 🙂

    I cheated and didn’t make it into layers, instead I left it as a 13×9. I used both pouches to top it, covered in almonds, and drizzled the caramel. It was quite delicious! Although I do agree, the cream cheese frosting used in this was not my favorite thing in the world.

    All in all I feel this is a good quick last minute Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas dessert for sure! 🙂

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