Pumpkin Spice Dump Cake

5 from 18 votes
Pumpkin Spice Dump Cake is a wonderful fall treat. It is perfect for Thanksgiving Dinner, Friendsgiving or just because you want a little pumpkin love in your life.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes

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Pumpkin Spice Dump Cake is a wonderful fall treat. It is perfect for Thanksgiving Dinner, Friendsgiving or just because you want a little pumpkin love in your life.

easy Pumpkin Dump Cake on a plate and topped with whipped cream.

Pumpkin Spice Dump Cake is warm and inviting with exceptional fall flavors. Make it anytime you are having friends or family over, or any other special occasion. It is that easy, quick and delicious.


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What We Love About Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipes

Honestly dump cakes are some of the easiest cakes to make. I’ve found that they’re the simplest way to make a cake mix recipe into something a little more unique and fun than a regular cake. Dump cake is just the name we give to this type of recipe that doesn’t require any mixing before the baking happens. Mostly the ingredients just get layered into the baking dish and then it’s like a little bit of kitchen magic in the oven while everything comes together!

  • 5 Minute Prep: This is one of those desserts that take only 5 minutes and then you just have to bake. The smell that waifs through the house will be intoxicating.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge, it takes only 7 simple ingredients.
  • Family Friendly: This delicious cake is wonderful for all ages.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-calorie or, dairy free, etc.
ingredients needed to make the recipe for pumpkin dump cake

Ingredient Notes for Pumpkin Dump Cake with Spice Cake Mix

  • Pumpkin Puree: One can of pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling
  • Large Eggs: Three large eggs for the cake
  • Evaporated Milk: One can of the evaporated milk
  • Cinnamon: This warm spice is perfect with pumpkin
  • Cake Mix: A box of spice cake, vanilla cake mix or white cake mix can also be great in this pumpkin cake recipe
  • Sugar: One cup of sugar for this dump cake
  • Butter: Salted butter or unsalted butter melted
easy Pumpkin Dump Cake on a plate and topped with whipped cream.

Equipment Needed for Easy Pumpkin Dump Cake

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Dump Cake

These are the basic steps for making pumpkin spice cake from mix. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

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STEP 1: PREP

Begin by preheating oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 13×9 dish with nonstick spray. Then whisk together pumpkin, eggs, evaporated milk, cinnamon, and sugar.

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STEP 2: POUR

Next, pour pumpkin mixture into baking dish and then evenly sprinkle cake mix over pumpkin mixture. Next, pour melted butter evenly over cake mix.

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STEP 3: BAKE

Finally, bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Prep and Storage Tips for Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

This dump cake can be made a day in advance. The best thing is, that you can make this cake any time with easy ingredients. Therefore, you can make it when you need it with minimal fuss.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

The pumpkin dump cake with spice cake mix should be kept in an airtight container or wrap it well in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze the dump cake for up to three months in an airtight container.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Reheat the whole pumpkin spice dump cake in the oven, or individual servings in the microwave.

Frequently Asked Questions for Recipe for Pumpkin Dump Cake

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Of course, it is easy to make this dump cake a little healthier by using a gluten-free cake mix or a low-calorie cake.

CAN I ADD DIFFERENT INGREDIENTS?

Indeed, it is easy to add chocolate chips, toffee bits, raisins or nuts to the dump cake.

DO I MIX THE DUMP CAKE?

No, that is the beauty of this recipe, you make this dump cake really quickly and so very easily.

WHY IS THE DUMP CAKE GOOEY?

While the cake is truly a moist cake, it should not be too gooey. Use the toothpick test to make sure it is set correctly.

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Expert Tips for Making This Pumpkin Spice Dump Cake Recipe

  • Add Nuts: Pecans or walnuts to make this dump cake with a crunch.
  • Dust: Dust with a little powdered sugar and cinnamon.
  • Variation tip: Add raisins or dried cranberries to make this cake delicious.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Use a gluten free or sugar free cake mix.
  • Icing: Drizzle with your favorite cream cheese icing or vanilla frosting.

What to Serve with Pumpkin Spice Dump Cake

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Pumpkin Spice Dump Cake

5 from 18 votes
Pumpkin Spice Dump Cake is a wonderful fall treat. It is perfect for Thanksgiving Dinner, Friendsgiving or just because you want a little pumpkin love in your life.
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Servings: 12 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter unsalted & melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 13×9 dish with nonstick spray.
  • Whisk together pumpkin, eggs, evaporated milk, cinnamon, and sugar.
  • Pour into baking dish.
  • Evenly sprinkle cake mix over pumpkin mixture.
  • Pour melted butter evenly over cake mix.
  • Bake 55-60 minutes until toothpick in center comes out clean.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Nuts: Pecans or walnuts to make this dump cake with a crunch.
  • Dust: Dust with a little powdered sugar and cinnamon.
  • Variation tip: Add raisins or dried cranberries to make this cake delicious.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Use a gluten free or sugar free cake mix.
  • Icing: Drizzle with your favorite cream cheese icing or vanilla frosting.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 454mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 657IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Loved this pumpkin spice dump cake recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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