This delicious pumpkin dump cake recipe is complete with all the fall flavors, pumpkin, pecan, and cinnamon spice. With how easy it is, you’ll be making this cake all fall long!
BEST Pumpkin Dump Cake
It’s PUMPKIN time!! We’re officially sharing our FIRST pumpkin recipe of the season, and I couldn’t be more excited. It means pumpkin and soup recipes will be popping up everywhere and fall is on it’s way! I love this time of year because I love the holidays and they literally make me giddy with excitement.
Today’s recipe is one my aunt’s hubby shared with me last year. We had stopped by on Thanksgiving to say hi and she had made it for her family and insisted I try it. I’m a recent pumpkin convert but was excited to give this a try, and immediately fell in love.
It’s a Pumpkin Dump Cake, and I knew I needed the recipe in my life. I took a picture of it so I wouldn’t forget, and made sure I shared it with all of you this year because it literally is the BEST pumpkin dump cake.
making a Dump Cake
“Dump” cakes are as easy as they sound! You literally mix everything together, dump it in a pan, dump some yellow cake mix on top, and then dump some butter on top. Hence the name. 😉 Sounds easy enough right?
BATTER. Mix together the pumpkin, milk, ginger, cloves, sugar, eggs and cinnamon in a large bowl. Pour the mixture into a greased and floured 9×13 pan.
TOPPING. Sprinkle the yellow cake mix and chopped pecans (if you want pecans) on top. Cut the butter very thin and place the slices all over cake mix.
BAKE + SERVE. Bake for 1 hour at 350° Serve warm topped with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, and even a caramel drizzle if you’re feeling extra fancy.
tips and FAQ
What if I don’t have yellow cake mix? You could use a pumpkin spice cake mix instead, or make a homemade mix. Here’s how:
Just whisk together 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour, 1 ½ cups granulated sugar, 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt plus 4 tbsp butter (½ stick). Use a pastry cutter to blend in the butter, and you’ve got a homemade yellow cake mix.
Additional Topping Ideas: The pecans are totally optional, but if you aren’t a fan of pecans, you could always try crushed graham crackers, toffee bits, or substitute for another type of crushed nut.
We like to serve this warm, but if you have leftovers, be sure to keep those covered and STORED in the fridge. It should last for at least 2 days. REHEAT by microwaving at 30 second intervals until it is the desired temperature.
Who would have thought you could make a delicious pumpkin cake with yellow cake mix? Especially just by sprinkling it on top! I’ll be the first to assure you the way it bakes into the pumpkin mixture and pecans is absolutely divine!
For more pumpkin cake recipes, check out:
- Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese frosting
- Magic Pumpkin Cake
- Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes
- Pumpkin Coffee Cake
- No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecakes
- Pumpkin Salted Caramel Cake
Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Mix pumpkin, milk, ginger, cloves, sugar, eggs and cinnamon in a large bowl. Pour into a greased and floured 9x13 pan.
- Sprinkle cake mix and chopped pecans on top.
- Cut butter very thin and cover all over cake mix.
- Bake for 1 hour and serve warm with whipped cream. ENJOY!