Friday, October 25, 2013

Pumpkin Dump Cake

Pumpkin Dump Cake
Pumpkin Dump Cake is a super easy super delicious recipe.  I found this recipe posted on Facebook  (FB) - I have been finding a lot of good recipes on FB.  Anyway, this cake has a deliciously moist pumpkin filling  and a slightly crunchy sweet topping.

The filling  consists of pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, brown sugar, eggs, and pumpkin pie spice.  The filling is stirred well until every thing is combined.  Your pour the filling into a 9x13 inch baking pan.  For the topping:  Pour  a box of yellow cake mix evenly over the filling.  Then pecans and toffee bits are sprinkled over the cake mix. You can use walnuts or crushed graham crackers instead of pecans if you wish.   You bake the cake for 45-50 minutes or until the center is set.  The cake can be served with ice cream or whipped cream.  I served my plain.

Never have I baked an easier cake.   Take it out of the oven, let it cool, and serve.  Dessert is ready:) The family enjoyed this and I have put it on the menu for Thanksgiving Day.

Pumpkin Dump Cake


1 (15 - ounce) can pumpkin puree
1 (10 - ounce) can evaporated milk
1 cup packed light brown sugar
3 eggs (slightly beaten)
3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans or coarsely crushed graham crackers
1/2 cup toffee bits (optional)


1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan lightly with cooking/baking spray.
3. In a large bowl combine the pumpkin, evaporated milk, sugar, eggs, and pumpkin pie spice.  Stir to combine.

4.  Pour into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the entire box of cake mix on top followed by pecans or graham crackers and the toffee bits.

5. Pour the melted butter evenly on top of the cake.  Bake for 45-50 minutes until center is set and edges are lightly browned.  Cool and serve.


  1. Hi Geraldine!
    Personally, I'm delighted to see dump cakes making a come back. Not only are they super easy, I don't think I have tasted one I didn't like. I'm excited to try this one because I've never had a Pumpkin Dump Cake, lol...

    Thank you so much for sharing...since I'm not on FB, I will pinning this post to my Pumpkin Day board on Pinterest!!! (Pumpkin Day is, tomorrow, October 26th:)

    1. Thank YOU Geraldine! It's already gotten 10 repins!

  2. Gerry, This looks delicious! I remember making a dump cake years ago…and I remember it being yummy!!

  3. Geraldine, such a catchy name for such a wonderful looking cake - this recipe sounds reallly wonderful and easy and so seasonal! Love it!
    Have a geat weekend!

  4. Oh, yeah, this sounds like a wonderful dessert to add to the Thanksgiving menu, Geri! I love the crunchy topping...especially with the added toffee :)

  5. Thank you for pinning this - I made this cake for Christmas and it was fantastic!!! I wanted to make it again and couldn't find my recipe - and here it is! Thanks!!!