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50+ Thanksgiving Desserts - Thanksgiving Cake Recipe

Lil' Luna
A pumpkin pie-ish dessert that is full of fall flavor and topped with crunchy pecans and a dollop of whipped cream.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 12 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18
Calories 292 kcal


  • 1 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
  • 1 12 oz. can evaporated milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 8 oz. container whipped topping frozen


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Combine pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, pumpkin spice, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Mix until combined - it will be runny.
  • Pour batter into a greased 9x13 pan. Sprinkle cake mix on top of the batter. Gently pat the cake mix down completely covering the batter.
  • Spread the chopped pecans over the cake mix layer in an even layer, then drizzle it with melted butter.
  • Bake for 60-80 minutes or until done. Allow the Thanksgiving cake to stand for 5-10 minutes before serving. Top with whipped cream or ice cream. 


Calories: 292kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 3gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 289mgPotassium: 53mgFiber: 1gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 380IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 74mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Easy Thanksgiving Cake, Thanksgiving Cake, Thanksgiving Cake Recipe
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