This amazing recipe comes from a reader of Taste of Home. She writes that it is her family's favorite pumpkin dessert and I can understand why. There were seven people at the dinner I served it at and everyone liked it. It was good the next day cold and after that I wouldn't know because ours was gone. My son ate it for breakfast. A quick search of the internet revealed that it is called a buckle because the crust buckles during baking and it's usually made with blueberries.
This recipe http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Magic-Pumpkin-Buckle has you layering melted butter, then the cake ingredients and then the pumpkin filling without stirring. During baking the batter rises to the top giving it a cobbler appearance. It truly does seem magical.
The only change I made was to pump up the spices by making them heaping measurements. It just seemed a little short. My sister planned on adding some pumpkin pie spice when she made it later in the week for a gathering.
My youngest son, who was visiting from Ireland, brought me the cute plate that has a bird under the buckle. He ate a lot of pumpkin during his visit, but this was his favorite.