The best way to warm up your home on a chilly Iowa day is a cake in the oven. Try this:
29 ounce solid pack pumpkin
1 can evaporated milk
1 1/2 C sugar
2 t cinnamon
1 t ginger
1/2 t nutmeg
Beat all together and pour into an ungreased 9 x 13 pan.
Over the top, sprinkle 1 yellow cake mix. I have also made this recipe with spice cake mix with great results.
Melt 2 sticks of butter and drizzle over the cake.
Sprinkle 1 c chopped pecans on top and bake 350 for one hour.