Dive into the warmth of autumn with our Pumpkin Pecan Delight. If you’re a fan of the rich gooiness of a chocolate lava cake but always yearned for a pumpkin twist, this dessert is your dream come true. This treat flawlessly layers a fluffy cake texture above and a sultry caramel sauce beneath, encapsulating the essence of fall.

For those with a penchant for pumpkin over chocolate, brace yourself; this might just become your new favorite!


For the Fluffy Layer:

1 cup + 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup white sugar

A pinch each of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1/4 cup milk

1/4 cup melted butter (or vegetable oil if you prefer)

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence

For the Luscious Caramel Layer:

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup pecans, finely chopped

1 1/2 cups piping hot water


Preheat your oven to a cozy 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Begin with the fluffy layer: Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and the spices in a good-sized bowl. In another bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Now, merge the wet and dry mixtures to form a dense batter. Transfer this into a deep 8-inch casserole dish.

For the caramel layer: Blend the two types of sugar and pecans. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over your batter. Now, here’s the secret: Pour the hot water over the whole dessert, but resist the urge to stir.

Bake this beauty for about 40 minutes. Check if the center has set. Place a tray below your dish in the oven, in case of any delicious drips. Once out of the oven, let it rest for a few moments.

Serve this Pumpkin Pecan Delight adorned with some more pecans and perhaps a scoop of classic vanilla ice cream. Enjoy autumn in a bowl!

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