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My husband, who NEVER eats pumpkin pie, has requested that I make this every week...seriously! I've tried a couple of low sugar variations and we've decided that it tastes best using two 15 oz cans of Pumpkin, substituting Splenda for the sugar and with only 1/2 box of yellow cake mix for the topping, and only 1 stick melted margarine. I also substituted chopped walnuts.This gives you an awesome pumpkin base with a light streusel nut topping. A definite winner!!

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texascherokee December 01, 2005

Way too rich. I didn't love the flavor combination of the yellow cake and pumpkin pie. The nuts with the pumpkin is a nice combo, but I will not make this again. It looks really pretty, but I will be scraping off the topping.

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nikidust November 20, 2009

Wow!! What an awesome change from pumpkin pie which I am not a real fan of, but this is wonderfull!!!

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pbjones4 November 17, 2009

This is awesome! I love pumpkin desserts and this one is easy. I thought it was a little too sweet, so I will use a little less sugar next time,and there will be a next time!

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punkarooni July 24, 2007

this is an awsome pumpkin recipe!!!

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WiLo616 November 27, 2006

I needed something quick and easy to put together, yet good for company. This fit the bill! I used walnuts instead of pecans, and I used maybe 2/3 of the package of cake mix. It was a hit with everyone! Thanks for posting.

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JeriBinNC November 20, 2006

This is absolutely delicious! I'm a little embarrassed to be posting so behind schedule, but I made this 3 times over the holiday period for different occasions, and a couple just for us to have here at home. I love pumpkin and we just don't seem to eat it other times of the year. We like it best when it's just been out of the oven a few minutes with whipped cream on top. When we eat it leftover we zap it in the micro for just a few seconds to get that fresh out of the oven taste. I don't use the nuts since no one in my family will eat them and it's just fine without them. A very easy, crowd friendly, perfect dessert for fall and winter. Thanks for one we will be making for years to come. Steph

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StephanieDiane October 31, 2006

I used 1 sm. can pumpkin, omitted the nuts, and used 2 t. cinnamon, 1 t. ginger and 1 t. nutmeg in lieu of the pumpkin pie spice. also, I used 1 c. white and 1/2 c. brown sugar. it's pretty sweet! adding the cool whip probably helps, though...

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cryssi November 08, 2005

I love this simply yet delicious recipe. I added cinnamon and nutmeg to my cool whip for extra spicy flavor! Yummy!

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jtmmmatthews October 16, 2005

This was so easy to prepare and everyone liked it. I thought it would have a texture more like a cake (just because of the name), but the texture was more like a pumpkin pie with a little bit of cake on the top layer. The flavor was perfect! I didn't top mine with Cool Whip, but I will next time. Thanks Maggie for sharing your recipe!

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Kim D. December 22, 2004
Pumpkin Dump Cake