I made this for Nathanael's birthday proper, since we were having a chocolate cake the next day at his party. Notice the 34 pecans for his 34th birthday? :) The cake is perfect for the fall. It is so very rich and filling, so small pieces do the trick.
1 cake mix or equivilant
1 cup butter - softened
Mix the top 7 ingredients and pour into a greased 9x13. Cut butter into the cake mix and sprinkle by spoonfuls onto the pumpkin mixture. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes. Sprinkle with pecans and bake another 10 minutes.