Pumpkin Dump Cake {Tastes Just like Pumpkin Pie}

Pumpkin Dump Cake {Tastes Just like Pumpkin Pie}

This Pumpkin Dump Cake tastes just like pumpkin pie but upside down. The crust is at the top while the filling is at the bottom. Easy to make and the perfect dessert for the fall and Thanksgiving holidays.

pumpkin dump cake

Pumpkin Dump Cake

This is so delicious. I couldn’t stop trying it, and the kids kept coming back for more. I love how simple this is to make and how much it resembles a homemade pumpkin pie. It’s so yummy. I can’t wait for you to give it a try.

Things I love about this recipe: 

  • To me, it tastes a whole like a pumpkin pie without all of the work
  • It’s easy as 1,2,3 – just dump, spread and bake
  • the perfect dessert for fall and Thanksgiving

pumpkin dump cake

FAQs

Make Ahead and Storage:

How far in advance can I make this pumpkin spice dump cake?

You can make this dump cake a couple of days in advance if needed. The filling is super moist, so I wouldn’t store it for too long. You might run the risk of the crust might starting to soften

Storage: Cover and store this in the refrigerator for up to 5 days

Can I Use Pumpkin Pie Mix Instead of Real Pumpkin?

You can, but some people say the combination is too sweet. The cake mix has added sugar and the pumpkin mix would too. If you decide to use pumpkin pie mix then omit the brown sugar

How do you Make a Basic Dump Cake?

You’ll want to layer your baking pan with a fruit-like layer on the bottom, a cake mix over that, and finally melted butter on top

Tips and Tricks:

  • This is a simple dump cake, but you’ll still want to spread things out evenly. Try to get butter over the entire surface of the cake mix. The more moisture you give it the more even it will bake up
  • serve warm with whipped topping or a scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • use a 9×13 pan
  • you can store this cake at room temperature for a couple of days, or extend its life by storing it covered in the fridge for up to 5 days – honestly, you probably won’t have leftovers to worry about that

pumpkin dump cake

Are you ready to make this delicious Fall Dump Cake? Let’s see what you’ll need…

pumpkin dump cake ingredients

Ingredients:

  • canned pumpkin
  • evaporated milk – this gives the cake a creaminess
  • large eggs – eggs will help the cake batter set and firm up
  • brown sugar – this is added to sweeten the pie mixture. If you are using a pie mix, then omit this ingredient
  • spice cake mix
  • unsalted butter – melted. This is used to drizzle over the cake mix. When combined with the cake mix, it gives it moisture and caused the cake to rise
  • (optional) halved pecans 

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How do you Make Pumpkin Dump Cake?

Instructions: 

  • preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • in a medium-sized bowl, mix the pumpkin, milk, eggs, and brown sugar
  • spread into a greased 9×13 cake pan
  • shake the cake mix evenly over the pie filling – spread out if necessary
  • drizzle melted butter – evenly over the cake mix
  • bake for 50 minutes

More dump cakes and Fall Desserts

Pineapple Dump Cake 

Apple Pie Cheesecake 

Spiced Pineapple Upside Down Cake 

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Pumpkin Dump Cake {Tastes Just like Pumpkin Pie}

An easy to make cake that tastes a lot like pumpkin pie.

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12-15 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 (15 oz.) can of canned pumpkin
  • 1 (12 oz.) can of evaporated milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup of light brown sugar
  • 1 (15 oz.) box of spice cake mix
  • 3/4 cup of unsalted butter (1&1/2 sticks)
  • optional – 1/2 cup of halved pecans

Instructions

  • preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • in a medium-sized bowl, mix the pumpkin, milk, eggs, and brown sugar
  • spread into a greased 9×13 cake pan
  • shake the cake mix evenly over the pie filling – spread out if necessary
  • drizzle melted butter – evenly over the cake mix
  • bake for 50 minutes

Notes

How far in advance can I make this pumpkin spice dump cake?

You can make this dump cake a couple of days in advance if needed. The filling is super moist, so I wouldn’t store it for too long. You might run the risk of the crust might starting to soften

Storage: Cover and store this in the refrigerator for up to 5 days

Can Pumpkin Pie Mix Instead of Real Pumpkin?

You can, but some people say the combination is too sweet. The cake mix has added sugar and the pumpkin mix would too. If you decide to use pumpkin pie mix then omit the brown sugar

How do you Make a Basic Dump Cake?

You’ll want to layer your baking pan with a fruit-like layer on the bottom, a cake mix over that, and finally melted butter on top

Tips and Tricks:

  • This is a simple dump cake, but you’ll still want to spread things out evenly. Try to get butter over the entire surface of the cake mix. The more moisture you give it the more even it will bake up
  • serve warm with whipped topping or a scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • use a 9×13 pan
  • you can store this cake at room temperature for a couple of days, or extend its life by storing it covered in the fridge for up to 5 days – honestly, you probably won’t have leftovers to worry about that

 

 

 

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