Pumpkin Dump Cake

Cakes & Cupcakes · Desserts · Holidays · Recipes · October 21, 2017

A delicious fall dessert, this Pumpkin Dump cake is simple, delicious and has all the fall flavors. Everyone loves this pumpkin recipe!

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 every where 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 she insisted I try it. I’m a recent pumpkin convert but was excited to give this a try, and I 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 and wanted to make sure I shared it with all of you this year.

Mix pumpkin, milk, ginger, cloves, sugar, eggs and cinnamon in a large bowl. Pour into a greased and floured 9×13 pan.

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Sprinkle cake mix and chopped pecans on top.

Cut butter very thin and layer all over cake mix and pecans. 

A delicious fall dessert, this Pumpkin Dump cake is simple, delicious and has all the fall flavors. Everyone loves this pumpkin recipe!A delicious fall dessert, this Pumpkin Dump cake is simple, delicious and has all the fall flavors. Everyone loves this pumpkin recipe!

You may have already tried a recipe similar to this, but I’m so glad I was finally introduced last year. If you’re a pumpkin lover or know of one, this simple recipe will definitely be a winner.

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Pumpkin Dump Cake
 
A delicious fall dessert, this Pumpkin Dump cake is simple, delicious and has all the fall flavors. Everyone loves this pumpkin recipe!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12-15
Ingredients
  • 30 oz. can pumpkin
  • 16 oz. can evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ¾ cup butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix pumpkin, milk, ginger, cloves, sugar, eggs and cinnamon in a large bowl. Pour into a greased and floured 9x13 pan.
  3. Sprinkle cake mix and chopped pecans on top.
  4. Cut butter very thin and cover all over cake mix.
  5. Bake for 1 hour and served warm with whipped cream. ENJOY!
A delicious fall dessert, this Pumpkin Dump cake is simple, delicious and has all the fall flavors. Everyone loves this pumpkin recipe!
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    Penny @ Home Remedies

    This pumpkin dump cake recipe looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing this kristyn.

    Sylvia

    Is the cake mix added to the pumpkin mixture, wasn’t sure. Sounds delicious.

      Lil' Luna

      You will sprinkle it on top of the pumpkin mixture, in the pan 🙂 It’s in step 3. Hope that helps & hope you like it!!

        Judy

        Can I substitute spice cake mix for white?

          Kristyn Merkley

          I haven’t tried, but there’s one way to find out how it would taste 😉 Let me know!

    Gina DeMarco

    What kind of pumpkin do you use, the pure pumpkin? I love pumpkin and want to make this.

      Lil' Luna

      It’s just a can of pumpkin. The can says something like 100% pumpkin. I hope that helps!! Hope you like the recipe!

    Rhyan

    What if I don’t have cloves or ginger? How much pumpkin pie spice do you suggest I substitute?

      Lil' Luna

      I would just do equal amounts. Start with a teaspoon & see if you need to add a little more. I hope that helps!

      Betty

      Do you realize that pumpkin pie spice has both ginger and cloves in it??

      Debra

      Kristyn The pumpkin dump cake looks Delicious thank you so much for your recipe. Looking forward for more Recipes. Recipes

    Betty Riordan

    Although I love your recipes please delete me from your emails. I post many other recipes on my recipe pages. Yours is the only one that comes up with a double picture and I don’t want to post them.

    Elizabeth Walker

    If I’m using homemade cake mix instead of boxed cake mix, should I mix a little bit of the pumpkin mixture into it so it cooks properly?

      Lil' Luna

      I haven’t tried, but I think that’s what I would do? Haha..I guess, I need to try using a homemade mix! Let me know how it turns out!

    Crystal

    If I left out the pecans would it make a huge difference? I’m making it for a get together and one of my friends is allergic to nuts.

      Lil' Luna

      No, it just won’t have that crunch, but that’s ok 🙂 They will like it!! 🙂

        Margo

        I wonder if there is anything to sub for the nuts, that would give it crunch?

          Leslie

          Coconut

          LV

          Seeds. Toasted pumpkin or sunflower seeds are great substitutes for those with nut allergies.

    Bambi Sample

    This is a great Cake made it Several times now ! Family loves it!

      Lil' Luna

      I’m so glad they like it!! Thanks for letting me know!

    Sabrina

    well thank you for sharing this! have never heard of a dump cake before, like all of the pumpkin flavors already but had never just dumped them in a dish, guess that’s where the name comes from? Thank you for the pumpkin pie cheesecake bars too!

    Trudy Henricks

    Going to try the pumpkin dump cake.

    DARLEEN SMITH

    RECIPIES SOUND AND LOOK DELICIOUS- I WANT TO TRY THE PUMPKIN DUMP CAKE.

    Charlotte morrow

    Have not tried it yet.

    Teresa Mayberry

    Misspelled pumpkin in the big splash photo at the top of the post — it’s spelled pupmkin there.

    Rebecca A. Zaidi

    Amazing recipes. Thank you. The pumpkin dump cake will be my special dessert this coming week-end. Thank you for sharing.

    Viola

    Just a suggestion since I’ve made many “dump cakes”. Melt your butter & stir it into the dry cake mix, then put on top the pumpkin mixture. That works much better in the finished product than those dry spots between the butter slices.
    Thanks for the recipe.

    DIANNE HENDERSON

    ALL RECIPES LOOK LIKE THEY WILL BE DELICIOUS TO TRY!

    Patricia

    Can’t wait to make all kinds of goodies. Thanks for sharing your recipes

    Misty

    I used a gluten free cake mix and it turned out great! Thank you for sharing!

    The only thing I did differently was that the recipe called for a16 oz can of evaporated milk. I’ve only seen 12 oz and 5 oz and had a 12 oz so that’s what I used. I wondered if the spice would be too heavy, but it was perfect. Thank you!

    Mike

    Looks good

    Traci

    Most cans of evaporated milk are 12 ounces. Is one 12 ounce can enough, or does it require 16 ounces of milk?

      Kristyn Merkley

      I haven’t tried using only 12. You’ll just have to measure the other 4 ounces. They do have tiny cans, if you don’t want to waste. Hope that helps!

    Chris

    Can’t wait to try this

    Sherí

    making the pumpkin dump cake now! smells awesome!

    Brenda

    This looks delicious and it’s so pretty too! Can’t wait to make it for Thanksgiving. I’m wondering, since most of my family prefers sweet potato over pumpkin, if I could substitute the sweet potato for the pumpkin?

      Kristyn Merkley

      I haven’t tried, but I bet that would be fine 🙂 I’d love to know how it turns out, if you try it! Hope you like it!

    Michelle D Fernandez

    First I think your adorable! Love your ideas. Your right on to what my family would like. Thank you. And God Bless

    Linda

    Anything made with pumpkin is my favorite all year ’round. And Autumn is especially fantastic because pumpkins are everywhere! This cake recipe looks awesome & I’m going to do a trial run & if I can be success at making it, I’m going to make it for family’s Thanksgiving get-together this year. Thank you for easy, delicious recipes.

    Lola

    I love your site…great recipes AND are easy to print! Thanks

    Rose Leeds Boswell

    I have never make the side cookies can’t wait

    Carol Ekdahl

    I like your Pumpkin Dump cake, but I like to make a smaller size like 8 x 8 baking pan. I don’t go to that many pot lucks or entertain that I need to make a 9 x 13″ pan of goodies staring me in the face. Keep me on your list as the two of us do like pumpkin items.

    Kristen

    I have tweaked this recipe a little. First off I line my pan with parchment paper. I melt the butter and pour it over the pecans. I use 1 cup of butter. I omit gloves and ginger. After it has baked I let it cool and flip it out into a platter or cookie sheet. I mix 8oz softened cream cheese, one stick softened butter, 1 tsp vanilla and 2 cups powdered sugar. I them frost the pumpkin side. It is a favorite with everyone even the ones who claim they don’t like pumpkin.

    Alyssa

    Should I cut with a knife? Spatula? I just made it for the first time and I want the cut pieces to be pretty! 😊

      Alyssa

      The pumpkin dump cake

      Kristyn Merkley

      Sorry, to not get back to you sooner! I hope you were able to cut it nicely. You could really cut it with whatever you like. If you want a more square piece, then a knife would work or spooning it out works too 🙂 It’s just up to you.

    Diane White

    I served this to 12 ladies and they inhaled it. They absolutely loved it and begged for the recipe. I would suggest going to sams or Costco to get the pumpkin since it takes 2 cans if possible. I served this with vanilla bean ice cream. Sinful. Loved it!!!

    Laurie

    Hi..the pumpkin dump cake was delicious. Do you store covered on the counter or in the fridge?

      Kristyn Merkley

      I just store mine in an air tight container, with the lid. You can also put it in the fridge. Whichever you prefer 🙂 Glad you liked it!

    Asbah

    With the one cup of sugar in the pumpkin mixture in addition to the sugar in the cake mix, does the cake turn out very sweet? I don’t like desserts that are excessively sweet hence I’m considering cutting down on the sugar in the pumpkin.

    Faye

    The recipe and picture look fantastic.

    Ann

    I’m from the UK, what is yellow cake mix, do you know what our equivalent is? Thank you

      Kristyn Merkley

      I just found this on google…it is pretty much a plain cake mix that doesn’t contain an extra flavor. It is called yellow not plain because there are two types of plain, white and yellow. The difference is that white uses only egg white while yellow uses the yolks. There is also a slight difference in the type of flour used. Also a white cake taste a lot better & is loved more than a yellow cake but both of them are very good. You could google to find a homemade recipe, too, if that helps 🙂

    Joseph F. Mayhew

    In this Pumpkin Poke Cake recipe, do you use pumpkin pie filling or the pumpkin puree as it doesn’t say. Just want to make sure before I make it for Thanksgiving. Thank you.

      Kristyn Merkley

      You can buy a can of pumpkin. That is what to use. You could google it, so you can see what you are looking for, but it’s a can of pumpkin. Hope that helps 🙂

    Trish

    The pumpkin part was really good! The cake mix, nuts, butter not as great. There was too much topping. Next time I’d like to try mixing the cake mix together first and maybe putting half on the bottom and prebaking? That would take away the “quick” part but make the top more crumbly.

    Mary E. Earl

    I fixed this about a month ago and it was delicous!! Thank you for sharing it!!

    Comerlisa

    I am not a fan of pumpkin, so I was just thinking about using sweet yams instead, this sounds very good. I love making dump cakes.

    Marcia Norman

    Please, please make recipes so they can be pinned to Pintrest!

      Kristyn Merkley

      They can be 🙂 I know at least for me, on my computer the Pinterest button appears when my cursor is over the picture. Not sure how it is on your computer. Also, you can find most of them on Pinterest.

    Helen

    Thank you for the pumpkin dump I need to make something different for the Thanksgiving dinner for a huge crowd and am going to make this as I know it will be wonderful. So thank you very much. Looks like a five so am going to rate it five .

    Jessica

    Do you mean a 30 ounce can of pumpkin pie filling? Or a 30 ounce can of pumpkin purée?

    Sylvia

    Delicious!! Making it again this weekend. And sooo easy!

    Melissa

    Made this and it tastes great. But it seems more like a pie than a cake. I could not cut it I had to spoon it out. Cooked for a hour an drink fifteen min.
    Is it suppose to be this way?

      Kristyn Merkley

      It should be like a cake. I’m not sure what could have happened. I mean you could scoop it out, but you should be able to cut it, like cake.

    Irma C.Wilson

    Can I make the dump cake the day before and just warm it the next day before serving

    Irma C.Wilson

    can I make this a day ahead and just warm it before I serve it

    Brittany

    I would really love to try this recipe, but I am allergic to cinnamon. Do you think it would taste ok if I substitute nutmeg or should I use a little all spice? Or any other suggestions? I’m not a big baker so I’m unsure as to what I can do.

    LL’s Mom

    Does these need to be refrigerated?

    Anne Williams

    Could you use sweet potato as eell?

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