Last week my sister was visiting from Seattle. I know she loves it when I bake her a cake :) and I also know that she loves pumpkin bread this time of year. I didn't want to use the better part of a day baking a cake from scratch while she was here, so I decided to find an easy solution ... and let me tell you this recipe is EASY.
Libby's has a pumpkin bread mix on the shelves during the fall months. It is so good, and supposedly all natural. It comes with a mix and a can of that delicious pumpkin... stuff, you use to make pumpkin pies on Thanksgiving. You can get it at Fred Meyer, Walmart, Safeway, whatevs, it's out there, and it looks like this:
The kit makes two loaves, this is where my brilliant idea comes into play, If the box makes two loaves then it will make two 9" round cakes. I'll stack them and fill the middle with pudding!
I told my sister of my ingenious plan and a day or two later (before I made the cake) we were in Arthur, IL home to the Amish. We were shopping in one of the Amish grocery stores and low and behold my sister finds a little tube of homemade bavarian cream ... if that isn't a sign from the gods to create an epic cake, I don't know what is!
So that's all there is to it. Pick up a Pumpkin Bread Kit, bake the "loaves" in cake pans. Carve out the top of the bottom cake, to act as a vessel for pudding/bavarian cream/whatever your heart desires. Stack the second cake atop. Frost with white frosting and sprinkle a bit of cinnamon over it. Voila!