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Easy Pumpkin Dump Cake

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This pumpkin dump cake is so easy to make and perfect for fall. It takes less than 20 minutes to prepare, but tastes as if you put in hours of work! This recipe is great because it only requires the basic ingredients that everyone has on hand. The best part about this cake is that you can mix it up with different types of frosting or toppings. So, if you’re looking for a quick dessert idea this holiday season, look no further!

Pumpkin Dump Cake

Easy Pumpkin Dump Cake

Dump Cake is one of the best and easiest desserts to prepare. This recipe is not only super good but can be made in no time for you and others to devour. This recipe is perfect for this fall season and is sure to put a smile on your face. If pumpkin is a flavor your love, then be sure to make other desserts to go along with this one like this Pumpkin Cake Roll or this Chocolate Pumpkin Cake.

Ingredients

  • Pumpkin– You will need pumpkin puree, not the pumpkin pie filling.
  • Milk– You will need evaporated milk to help with the consistency.
  • Sugar– This is always used in the best desserts.
  • Eggs– Use these at room temperature.
  • Spice– You will need pumpkin pie spice for additional flavoring.
  • Cake Mix– You will need spiced cake mix for this recipe.
  • Butter– Use unsalted butter to control the amount of salt in the recipe.

How to Make Pumpkin Dump Cake

To start, set the oven to 350 degrees and use Pam baking spray to grease a 9×13-inch baking pan.

First, add the pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, sugar, eggs, and pumpkin pie spice into a large bowl and combine.

Secondly, add the batter into the prepared pan and use a spatula to spread evenly.

Adding in the pumpkin mixture.

Thirdly, sprinkle the cake mix on top of the batter until fully covered.

Next, top the cake mix with chopped pecans.

Topping the cake with pecans.

In addition, place the recipe into the oven to bake for 1 hour.

Furthermore, take out of the pan when the time is up. As the cake cools, it will begin to set. (it may still be jiggly when you first take it out of the oven) If the recipe is too jiggly, you will need to bake for another 10 minutes.

The baked pumpkin dump cake.

To finish, allow the pan to reach room temperature. Put it into the fridge once it has cooled before slicing.

Finally, enjoy with ice cream and your favorite toppings!

A fork lifting up some of the cake.

What is a dump cake?

A dump cake is exactly as it sounds! You basically take all of your ingredients and dump them into a baking dish before you bake it. Typically to make the process even easier, the cakes are made with cake mix.

What is the difference between pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie mix?

The difference between pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie mix is pretty straightforward. On one hand, pumpkin puree is a is the blended up skins of the pumpkin with normally a bit of salt. On the other hand, the Pumpkin pie mix is the pumpkin with additional spices like clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, and sugar for extra flavoring.

The cake topped with ice cream and caramel sauce.

More Dump Cake Recipes:

Pumpkin Dump Cake

Easy Pumpkin Dump Cake

Published By Jill
This pumpkin dump cake is so easy to make and perfect for fall. It takes less than 20 minutes to prepare, but tastes as if you put in hours of work! This recipe is great because it only requires the basic ingredients that everyone has on hand. The best part about this cake is that you can mix it up with different types of frosting or toppings. So, if you're looking for a quick dessert idea this holiday season, look no further!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 slices

Ingredients
  

  • 30 ounces pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 package spiced cake mix
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup melted butter

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan and set it aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, sugar, eggs, and pumpkin pie spice. Pour the mixture into the baking pan and spread evenly.
  • Lightly spread the cake mix evenly over the top of the pumpkin mixture, covering it completely. Evenly sprinkle the chopped pecans on top of the cake mix.
  • Melt the butter and pour over the top of the cake mix, making sure to cover as much of it as possible.
  • Set in the preheated oven and bake for 1 hour.
  • Remove the pan after 1 hour. It may still be a little jiggly, but it will continue to set as it cools. (If it is very jiggly, continue to bake for an additional 10 minutes).
  • Let the pan come to room temperature. Once it has cooled, it is best to place the pan in the refrigerator and chill before slicing and serving.
  • Serve chilled with ice cream and caramel sauce or your choice of topping.

Notes

This dump cake is actually best served chilled! It can be served warm, but it tends to fall apart if served warm. If served chilled, it stays together better and tastes great!
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