Are you tired of making the same old pumpkin pie? Me, too. My family loved this cake. It's a cake, it's a cheesecake. It's a big hit where ever you take it. You can make the cheesecake part the day before or even earlier and freeze it until you're ready to do the rest. Plan to make this when you have plenty of time and won't have to rush. Cooling/chilling/freezing time is not included in the prep time so be sure to allow at least 4 or 5 hours for that. Tip: Because the frosting uses pumpkin puree but not the whole can, I measure it out into freezer jars, mark it and save it for the next time I make this frosting.