Holiday Recipe Exchange: Pumpkin Butter Cakes

I am so excited about this Holiday Recipe Exchange because let’s face it; I am a big fan of butter.

It’s actually quite comical how much butter I store in my refrigerator and even more ridiculous how much butter I use for the recipes on My Baking Addiction.

I attended BlogHer Food in October and won a year’s supply of butter from Kerrygold. Needless to say, I was pretty thrilled, what could be better for a baker than a year’s supply of amazing Kerrygold Butter?

For this week’s Holiday Recipe Exchange I wanted to make something that truly showcased the flavor of this delectable Irish butter. So, I turned to Paula Deen and chose her recipe for Pumpkin Butter Cake. Really, who does butter better than Paula? This Pumpkin Butter Cake is simple, but the flavor is truly irresistible, it’s like a more delicious version of traditional pumpkin pie. Top this Pumpkin Butter Cake with whipped cream and chocolate curls and you’ll definitely show up the mundane pumpkin pie that always makes an appearance on Thanksgiving.

Do you have an affinity for high quality butter and cheese? If, so definitely keep reading because the gift basket from Kerrygold is quite stellar!

How To Participate

For a chance to win a $150 Kerrygold Cheese and Butter Gift Basket:

  1. Write and post a recipe on your blog featuring Butter.
  2. Include “Come join the fun at the My Baking Addiction and GoodLife Eats Holiday Recipe Swap sponsored by Kerrygold.” in your blog post.
  3. Add your link to the widget on either GoodLife Eats or My Baking Addiction (we have the same widget code, so only add it on one site).
  4. Submit your post before Nov. 27, 11:59 AM. On Nov. 28, 12:00 AM the widget will switch to voting mode. Be sure to encourage your readers to vote for you and/or vote for your favorites.
  5. Anyone can participate in the link up, but the prize will ship to US residents only.
  6. More detailed info, including buttons for your posts are available here.

Link Up Your Recipes:

This Week’s Prize:

$150 Kerrygold Cheese and Butter Gift Basket (1 winner), provided by Kerrygold.

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Pumpkin Butter Cake

Yield: 24 servings


For the Cake:

1 (18 1/4-ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 egg
8 tablespoons butter, melted

For the Filling:

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 (16-ounce) box powdered sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well with an electric mixer. Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan.

3. To make the filling: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter, and beat together. Next, add the powdered sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mix well.

4. Spread pumpkin mixture over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Make sure not to overbake as the center should be a little gooey.

5. Serve with fresh whipped cream.

from Paula Deen via Food Network

21 Responses to “Holiday Recipe Exchange: Pumpkin Butter Cakes”

  1. Estela @ Weekly Bite — November 24, 2010 at 7:55 am

    I love baking with Kerrygold butter! It gives it that flakey taste.

    Thanks for the recipe! I’m adding these to my baking list :)


  2. Mia — November 24, 2010 at 8:14 am

    A gorgeous bake!!
    Absolutely delicious!!
    looking forward :-)


  3. Katie | GoodLife Eats — November 24, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Ok this looks really good and might actually tempt me to buy a cake mix at the store! Love those curls.


  4. the blissful baker — November 24, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    yum, that looks delicious! i almost never buy cake mix. i love yellow cake made from a mix though – it’s the only one i’ll buy!


  5. LimeCake — November 25, 2010 at 5:02 am

    This cake looks so lovely! Reminds me of a St Louis gooey butter cake.


  6. Lauren at KeepItSweet — November 25, 2010 at 7:59 am

    i have been wanting to try this cake for so long, your picture looks so delicious i might finally have to do it!


  7. Katrina — November 25, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Yummy cake recipe! I really want to try it!


  8. Kristen — November 25, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Kerry Gold butter is my absolute fave. I’ve never baked with it but I bet it is delicious in baked goods!


  9. Samantha — November 25, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    This look delish! I love your recipes and all of my co-workers are happy I found your site and have to try at least half the recipes.
    Do you use salted or unsalted butter in this recipe?


    • Jamie — November 25, 2010 at 8:26 pm

      I used unsalted butter. Thanks so much for the kind words!

  10. betty — November 26, 2010 at 1:41 am

    yummy! thanks for sharing :O)


  11. Michelle — November 26, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    I blogged this recipe last month, and it is soooo delicious! I made it again for Thanksgiving, and it was a hit with my family and coworkers.


  12. Gina F — November 26, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Looks easy and yummy, gotta try it TFS…gina f


  13. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — November 26, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Your recipe looks fabulous!! I am going to try this cake for sure!!


  14. Rachel — November 26, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Hey! I love your blog, so I decided to give you an award. :) You can pick it up here! Thanks for posting!


  15. Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) — November 27, 2010 at 9:43 am

    That cake looks gorgeous!!


  16. JulieD — November 27, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    This definitely looks delicious. I’m going to stay out of this contest since I won the year’s supply of butter and cheese from Kerrygold last month. Good luck to all who enter, you’ll love the prize!


  17. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — November 29, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Love your recipe exchange idea… and especially the recipe for the pumpkin butter cakes. Stunning!


  18. Helena / Rico sin Azúcar — October 17, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Hi Jamie,
    I’ve just found this amazing recipe and I’d like to make it this year. I’m translating the ounces into kilograms and I’m surprised by the amount of sugar necessary: 16 ounce are 448 gr, isn’t it too much?

    Thank you very much!!!!!


  19. Meena — September 15, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Lovely Pic


  20. Dana — October 14, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I’ve got this in the oven right now. I only had a spice cake mix on hand, so I had to use that. And I substituted a tub of cream cheese icing in place of all the cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar. We’ll see how this adaption turns out! Thanks for the recipe!


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