•I have been waiting to make this recipe, waiting for the cool, crisp, and stormy weather of fall be able to hunker down inside wearing my favorite sweater and UGGS, build a fire, and bake. Well, it’s October, and here in Washington it hasn’t rained, hasn’t stormed, hasn’t gone below 65° ! Not that I’m really complaining, the long summer weather has finally given me some tomatoes in the garden. I dusted off my beautiful mixer and let the baking season commence…. wearing shorts, flip flops, and AC on high.
In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, add the butter.
Add the brown sugar.
Add the granulated sugar and cream together-since there is just a little butter, might be a little crumbly.
Add the applesauce-mix.
Add the can of pumpkin-mix.
Add the vanilla-mix.
With the mixer on low, add eggs one at a time. Mix on med high speed for 1 min, scrape the bowl and mix again.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, pie spice, and cayenne.
Slowly add to the mixer, only to combined-don’t over mix.
Spray a 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray.
Pour in the cake mix, spread evenly with a spatula. Set aside and get going on the cream cheese mix.
Turn on your oven to 350° and wash and dry your mixer bowl, unless you are lucky enough to have two.
In your mixer with a whisk attachment, add the cream cheese.
Add the sour cream cheese-mix and scrape the bowl.
Add the vanilla.
Add the sugar.
Add the orange zest-mix.
Add the egg and beat 1 min on high speed.
Pour the cream cheese mixture over the cake mix.
Swirl just a little with a flat butter knife. Set aside and work on the crumble topping.
In another bowl (I used the one I mixed the flour in) work together with a fork the butter, flour, salt, pie spice, and sugar. When combined, add in the nuts.
Crumble the topping over the cream cheese layer.
Pop into the oven for 45-55 min, until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle. Let cool on a wire rack for 20 min before serving My best taste tester likes it best warmed with a little butter. Great served with a strong cup of coffee, especially on a lazy weekend morning♥Enjoy