Caramel Pumpkin Torte

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  • Ingredients
    6 large EGG yolks
    6 large EGG whites, room temperature
    1 can pumpkin (15 oz.)
    1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
    1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
    3/4 tsp. cream of tartar
    3/4 cup sugar
    3/4 cup buttery cracker crumbs, such as Ritz®
    1/2 cup chopped pitted dates
    1/2 cup chopped pecans
    1/2 cup caramel sauce, DIVIDED
    1 pkg. cream cheese (8 oz.), room temperature
    1/2 cup powdered sugar

    Yields: 8 serving

  • Nutritional Information

    Per serving: 1/8th of Recipe

    Calories: 422

    Total fat: 20 g
    Saturated fat: 7 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 3 g
    Monounsaturated fat: 7 g

    Cholesterol: 167 mg
    Sodium: 206 mg
    Carbohydrates: 54 g
    Fiber: 4 g
    Sugar: 38 g
    Protein: 8 g
    Vitamin A: 460 mcg
    Vitamin D: 1 mcg
    Folate: 24 mcg
    Choline: 115 mg
    Calcium: 79 mg
    Iron: 2 mg
    Potassium: 270 mg

    This recipe is an excellent source of vitamin A and choline and a good source of protein.


  1. HEAT oven to 350°F. BEAT egg yolks, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla in small bowl.

  2. BEAT egg whites with cream of tartar in mixer bowl with whisk attachment on high speed until foamy. BEAT in sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, until whites are glossy and stand in soft peaks. Fold in egg yolk mixture, cracker crumbs, dates and pecans.

  3. SPREAD in two greased 8-inch round cake pans. BAKE in 350°F oven until knife inserted near center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. COOL on wire rack. LOOSEN cakes from sides of pans with thin knife. Gently SHAKE cakes out of pans onto racks.

  4. BEAT cream cheese, powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons caramel sauce in small bowl until smooth. PLACE one layer on serving plate. SPREAD with half the cream cheese filling. TOP with second layer. SPREAD with remaining cream cheese filling. REFRIGERATE until serving. Just before serving, DRIZZLE remaining caramel sauce over top of cake.