Frozen Pumpkin Layer Cake

Photo: Oxmoor House

We couldn't stop eating this dessert at taste testing. It earned our highest rating. The concentrated spicy flavor of pumpkin butter replaces the more traditional canned pumpkin. It's a great make-ahead recipe for the holidays.

Yield: 16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Recipe Time

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Other: 10 Hours, 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 318
  • Fat: 7.1g
  • Saturated fat: 2.5g
  • Protein: 4.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 56.6g
  • Cholesterol: 31mg
  • Iron: 0.4mg
  • Sodium: 312mg
  • Calories from fat: 21%
  • Fiber: 1.0g
  • Calcium: 132mg

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Butter-flavored cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 2 cinnamon graham crackers (3 full cracker sheets), crushed (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 (8-inch) round angel food cake (about 15 ounces), cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices (about 25 slices)
  • 1 (9-ounce) jar country pumpkin butter (such as Dickinson's)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 (1.75-quart) carton vanilla light ice cream, softened and divided
  • 1 (8-ounce) container frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 cup fat-free caramel topping

Preparation

  1. Place pecans in a nonstick skillet; coat pecans with cooking spray. Add brown sugar; cook over medium heat 3 minutes or until nuts are toasted and sugar melts, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool. Combine sugared pecans and cracker crumbs in a small bowl; toss gently.
  2. Arrange half of angel food cake slices in bottom of a 10-inch springform pan.
  3. Combine pumpkin butter, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice in a small bowl. Place half of pumpkin butter mixture and half of ice cream in a food processor; pulse 12 times or just until blended. Spread pumpkin-ice cream mixture over cake layer in pan, and sprinkle with half of pecan mixture. Top with remaining cake slices; freeze 5 minutes.
  4. Place remaining half of pumpkin butter mixture and remaining half of ice cream in food processor; pulse 12 times or just until blended. Spread pumpkin-ice cream mixture over cake layer in pan, and sprinkle with half of remaining pecan mixture. Cover and freeze 2 hours. Spread whipped topping evenly over cake, and sprinkle with remaining pecan mixture. Cover and freeze 8 hours or until firm. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Run a knife around outside edge of dessert to loosen from pan; remove sides of pan. Drizzle with caramel topping.
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