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Pumpkin Dump Cake

This easy pumpkin dump cake tastes just like pumpkin pie and made in a fraction of the time. It’s filled with aromatic pumpkin flavor from the pumpkin spice and spice cake mix. It will be your go to fall dessert when you need a recipe that is tasty and quick to make!

a square of pumpkin dump cake topped with whip cream

Pumpkin dump cake is an easy fall dessert!

If you love to make pumpkin pie this time of year, this pumpkin dump cake is perfect when you’re short on time! Prepped in less than ten minutes for an easier version of this fall classic. 

It’s made with pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice and spice cake mix for a triple hit of fall flavors! 

A great dessert recipe for any fall gathering, game day, friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, you name it! Just don’t forget the whip cream or vanilla ice cream for topping! 

a white casserole dish with pumpkin dump cake and topped with pecans

Pumpkin dump cake with spice cake mix

In past dump cake recipes, like this strawberry dump cake, I’ve used vanilla cake mix but for this recipe were doing a pumpkin dump cake with spice cake mix!

Spice cake mix adds a little something extra and marries well with all of the pumpkin spice flavors in the recipe.

Yes, you can still use vanilla cake mix if it’s all you have on hand! 

pumpkin puree, pecans, butter, eggs, brown sugar, spice cake mix, evaporated milk, pumpkin pie spice

Ingredients for pumpkin dump cake:

  • pumpkin puree
  • evaporated milk
  • egs
  • pumpkin pie seasoning
  • brown sugar
  • spice cake mix
  • pecans
  • unsalted butter

a four square grid step by step on ho to make pumpkin dump cake

How to make pumpkin dump cake 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. In a large casserole or 9×13 dish grease the bottom and sides of dish with butter or non-stick spray and set aside.
  2. Whisk together pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, eggs, pumpkin pie seasoning, and brown sugar until smooth.
  3. Pour pumpkin mixture into casserole dish. Sprinkle boxed spice cake mix over the top of the pumpkin mixture evenly. 
  4. Top cake mix evenly with pecans and cubed butter.
  5. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the center is set. 
  6. Cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.
  7. Serve with whip cream or vanilla ice cream.

pumpkin dump cake in a white casserole dish cut into slices

Other pumpkin recipes to try this fall:

a fork full of pumpkin dump cake topped with a little whip cream

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a slice of pumpkin dump cake topped with whip cream

Pumpkin Dump Cake

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Pumpkin dump cake is one of the simplest fall desserts you can make that tastes like an easier version of pumpkin pie. Made with boxed spice cake mix, pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice and packs some mega fall flavors. 


Ingredients

Scale

2 – (15) oz cans pumpkin puree

12 oz can evaporated milk

3 large eggs

3 tsp pumpkin pie seasoning

¾ cup brown sugar

1 package spice cake mix

1 cup pecans

2 sticks (½ cup) unsalted butter, cubed

For topping:

Whip Cream or Vanilla Ice Cream


Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. In a large casserole or 9×13 dish grease the bottom and sides of dish with butter or non-stick spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, eggs, pumpkin pie seasoning, and brown sugar until smooth.
  3. Pour pumpkin mixture into greased casserole dish. Sprinkle boxed spice cake mix over the top of the pumpkin mixture evenly. 
  4. Top cake mix evenly with pecans and cubed butter. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the center is set. 
  5. Cool for 10-15 minutes before serving. Serve with whip cream or vanilla ice cream.

Keywords: pumpkin, cake, easy

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