Pumpkin Dump Cake

PUMPKIN DUMP CAKE is an EASY recipe that will quickly become your go-to fall dessert! It’s made with yellow cake mix, which is a great shortcut.

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Pumpkin Dump Cake Is Going To Be Your Go-To Fall Dessert!

As some of you know I am not a huge pumpkin fan.  I like the looks of them, I like the carving of them…but the taste, not so much. Of course Pumpkin SPICE is a whole different situation… GIMME ALL THE PUMPKIN SPICE!

BUT, I think it’s a texture deal. Like pudding, or custard…pumpkin just has never been my fave. BUT seeing as I won’t eat pudding because of the globby consistency, you might find it funny that I WOULD eat a cake with the word “dump” in it.

AND put together pumpkin and “dump” with the super basic pumpkin spice and you have a dessert that I WILL eat. I know I have made no sense whatsoever today, but I am in a pumpkin dump cake coma.

EPIC Pumpkin Dump Cake! My most requested dessert of the fall!

What is a Dump Cake?

I know you have heard of dump cake before. It was a recipe that became popular in the 80’s by church cookbooks and potlucks…my mom made them and so did my grandma. You basically dump in a few cans of fruit in a pan and cover it with cake mix and butter and bake it. This is the same idea, only adios fruit and hola pumpkin.

It’s a pumpkin dump cake recipe with yellow cake mix, evaporated milk and a few other easy ingredient. AND I made a Pumpkin Dump Cake VIDEO to show you just how easy it is!

First you dump a can of pumpkin, a can of evaporated milk, some sugar and some eggs into a bowl…

Then stir it up…

Pour your mixture into a sprayed 9×13 baking pan and sprinkle a yellow cake mix on top.

Then you can top it with nuts, but since I don’t like nuts I topped it with some crushed graham crackers and toffee bits. You can use the toffee bits with or without chocolate. I’ve done it both ways and it’s great!

Now here’s the kicker…You now melt 2 sticks of butter and pour that over the entire thing.

Then pop it in the oven and it comes out looking something like this…

EPIC Pumpkin Dump Cake! My most requested dessert of the fall!

So, you can stop there…but if you have ice cream in the freezer, I highly recommend plopping some on top. And maybe caramel sauce too. I mean…

EPIC Pumpkin Dump Cake! My most requested dessert of the fall!

I promise you, this will be your go-to fall dessert!!

EPIC Pumpkin Dump Cake! My most requested dessert of the fall!I hope you make this and report back!

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Pumpkin Dump Cake

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: serves 12 1x
  • Category: Cake
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Description:

Pumpkin Dump Cake is an easy fall dessert that starts with yellow cake mix! So delicious!


Ingredients:

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pure Pumpkin
  • 1 (10 ounce) can Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter melted
  • 1 cup coarsely crushed graham crackers or pecans
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9×13 baking pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine the pumpkin, evaporated milk, sugar, eggs, and pumpkin pie spice. Stir to combine and pour into your prepared pan.
  3. Sprinkle the entire box of cake mix on top, followed by your nuts or graham crackers and toffee chips.
  4. Pour your melted butter evenly on top.
  5. Bake for 45-50 minutes until center is set and edges are lightly browned.
  6. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes:

serve with ice cream or whipped cream

Store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Keywords:: pumpkin, cake, dump cake, fall dessert

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Millie
Millie

Great recipe

Diya Rai
Diya Rai

Really Helpful post..Recommended !!

Sarah
Sarah

Can one use real pumpkin puree with this recipe? I have a billion bags of it in my freezer.

Katy Koskela
Katy Koskela

Do you think I could use a plant based milk ( which is thicker like evaporated) or Lactaid milk? My son-in-law can’t have dairy products.

Sharon
Sharon

Absolutely fabulous. If heaven has a taste, this is it! I’m taking some to work tomorrow. This will buy me some brownie points for at least a month (evaluations are coming up . . . )!

Mari H.
Mari H.

Made this dessert for a progressive dinner we had with our neighbors and it was a hit. I didn’t measure the pecans or toffee bits, but just sprinkled them liberally over the top. It made a nice crust over the top that added a lovely crunch. Everyone loved it! Even my hubby who is not a pumpkin fan, unless it’s a savory dish, raved about it and ate his whole piece. Will keep this recipe and make it for Thanksgiving!

GG
GG

Here’s the deal. I’ve not made pumpkin dump, yet. However when I do, I will add the nuts to the batter for some reason.

Gloria Thomas
Gloria Thomas

Can you make this the night before?

Renata CURRAN

Made the dump cake and am adding 7 mins to the bake time. Yellow cake is on top and is still in the powder form except for around the edges. Not excited about eating yellow cake box mix. What went wrong?

Nicole
Nicole

Oh My Gosh!!!!! Made this yesterday and Oh My Gosh!!!!! Literally the best pumpkin dessert I’ve ever had. I followed recipe to a T and used pecans because YUM!! We topped it with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of salted caramel. Seriously heaven.

Sandy Pister
Sandy Pister

I made this and everyone loved it, including me. I put nuts on half of it, as I had company that did not like nuts.

I used the toffee chips and graham cracker crumbs. Really wonderful.

Dad Life

I have never had a Pumpkin Dump cake before, but after coming across your recipe for it I will be making it this weekend for my family.

Village Bakery

Just made this for my pregnant GF. She loved it. You saved me.

Online Class helpers

Great recipe there
I love the comments

michk
michk

Looks great! Am going to make this today but sub crushed Ginger Snaps. Thanks for the wonderful idea!

Terri Humphreys
Terri Humphreys

I have made this recipe twice this fall since I found it on Pinterest. The first time was with fresh pumpkin that I needed to use and the second time was with canned pumpkin. It was very good both times but the second time I took the suggestion to top it with ice cream and caramel syrup. That was a game changer.

Webhosting

I can rate this recipe 5/5. Just an awesome recipe

Cecilia
Cecilia

Can you make this in a crockpot? If so, how long and at low or high setting?

Gil Mulrooney
Gil Mulrooney

Ok folks..listen up. This recipe is crazy good and ridiculously easy. I made it 5 x last year and my third one this year is in the oven as I type. Several people at my church actually asked me how I made this. I mix it by hand and gently tamp the cake mix down because it bakes up like a really good pie shell, but on top. I’m kind of a simple guy so nothing on top but melted butter…and whipped cream of course. I never get a second piece.

Erica
Erica

This was amazing!! I do not like to bake at all but this was easy and so delicious! I was wondering how to freeze the leftovers for Thanksgiving- I made it on Saturday, so that would be 5 days away and think it may be fresher if I put it in tin foil or maybe a plastic container? Help! any thoughts- thanks!

Rachel Harris
Rachel Harris

Do leftovers need to be refrigerated?

Stephanie
Stephanie

Planning to make this tonight as we’re having friends over…do i not need to stir the came mix in? Just sprinkle and go?

Jen
Jen

Possibly the best cake I have ever had!! Thank you so much! I made this for my birthday yesterday and am so glad I did! I did use spice cake mix instead and did not use all of the box, maybe half.

Susan
Susan

I’ve made a sugar free version of this cake and it came out great! I’ve made a full sugar version of this cake for a friend of mine and will be sending it to her later. There’s something I need to know first. Should I freeze this dump cake before sending it off?

dannie

I love your cake recipe.

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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