I love an easy dessert recipe and this one for Easy Pumpkin Dump Cake is super-duper easy! The only way it could be easier is if it made itself.
Recipes with pumpkin have been gaining popularity over the last few years. Honestly I’ve been really slow to warm up to it. I had a lot of preconceived ideas about how I wouldn’t like pumpkin but it turns out I was wrong. I-was-so-wrong!
What is a dump cake?
A dump cake is a really easy dessert that is made with a cake mix base and combined with a fruit filling. Dump cakes get their name from because when you make them you just dump the ingredients into a pan, give it stir, and bake. That’s all there is to dump cakes.
To make this Easy Pumpkin Dump Cake you will need the following ingredients:
- Yellow Cake Mix
- Evaporated Milk
- Pure Pumpkin*
*Note: Do not try to replace the pure pumpkin with pumpkin pie filling. While they are similar there are some distinct differences.
What is the difference between pure pumpkin and pumpkin pie filling?
Pure Pumpkin is simply canned cooked, pureed pumpkin. There is not sugar or spice added to the contents of the can.
Pumpkin Pie Filling is pumpkin that has been flavored with spices such as cinnamon, allspice and clove and sugar.
Now as I said way back at the beginning of this post this is an easy dessert to make and it really is combine pumpkin, milk, eggs, sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl until very wet. Then transfer the mixture into a 9×13 cake pan spreading it out evenly with a spatula.
Next, sprinkle yellow cake mix on top of the pumpkin mixture. Add chopped pecans to the top of the cake mix the pour melted butter over the top and place in a preheated 350º oven for fifty minutes.
This easy cake is prefect for feeding a crowd and a great alternative to a pumpkin pie for the holidays. Everyone will love the creamy pumpkin layer and the buttery crust. I serve this with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel.
This pumpkin dump cake recipe is prefect for feeding a crowd and a great alternative to a pumpkin pie for the holidays. Everyone will love the creamy pumpkin layer and the buttery crust. I serve this with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel.
Happy Cooking Y’all!
Easy Pumpkin Dump Cake
- 1 29 oz can puree pumpkin
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1 12 oz can evaporated milk
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cups butter melted
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 cup pecans chopped
- Preheat oven to 350º
- Grease a 9x 13 cake pan with non stick spray
- In a large bowl combine pumpkin, milk, eggs, sugar and cinnamon until well blended. The mixture will be very wet.
- Sprinkle yellow cake mix evenly on top of the pumpkin mixture
- Add chopped pecans over the top of the cake mix and then pour melted butter over the top
- Bake at 350º for 50 minutes
- Top with ice cream and caramel if desired