I got the following recipe from Krissywats, who has dubbed it "Pumpkin Crack" because of how people go apeshit for it. And she feels a bit "dirty" making it because, while normally in her cooking, she's very organic, from scratch, injected with love and care yadda yadda yadda, this is easy and almost a cop out because it uses processed ingredients and is about as bad for you as it gets. And yet it's a hit, as is the one I made the other night for Triple Chocolate Mess. So I submit both recipes for your dirty pleasure, and recommend them if you have to come up with an easy to make dessert that people will love. Any more to add?
One 16 oz can of pumpkin
Large can of sweetened condensed milk
one cup sugar
1 ½ tsp. Cinnamon
box yellow cake mix (non-pudding)
two sticks melted butter
one cup chopped pecans
Mix the pumpkin, condensed milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamom and nutmeg in a bowl. Pour into a greased 9X13 or two round pans. Sprinkle 1/3 of the dry cake mix over the top and gently swirl it into the wet ingredients with a knife. Then sprinkle the rest of the dry cake mix on top.. Pour the melted butter evenly on top of the mixture, and sprinkle with the pecans.
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes to 1 hour- it's done when brown around edges.
Triple Chocolate Mess in a Crock Pot
1 package chocolate cake mix
1 pint sour cream
1 package instant chocolate pudding (any size)
1 (6 oz.) package chocolate chips
3/4 cup oil
1 cup water
Spray crock-pot with non-stick spray. Mix all ingredients, pour into crock pot. Cook on low 6-7 hours. Do Not Lift Lid!
Serve hot in the crockpot with ice cream or whipped cream.
(I didn't get any of it when it was freshly made but hubby reports it was the most popular dessert at the potluck. I had some reheated and it was still very good. It definitely needs something like vanilla ice cream or whipped cream to balance it out.