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Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe

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This Pumpkin Dump Cake is my go-to recipe for a quick pumpkin spice dessert fix!
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Cold weather begs for pumpkin spice desserts. This is the time of year I crave anything with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg… you get the idea. I don’t always have the time to bake complicated desserts, so this Pumpkin Dump Cake is my go-to recipe for a quick pumpkin spice dessert fix!

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What’s In A Pumpkin Dump Cake?

To make this easy dessert you will need:

  • Yellow cake mix
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground ginger
  • Ground cloves
  • Granulated sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Milk
  • Pecans

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How Do I Make An Easy Pumpkin Dump Cake?

  1. Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish, and preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Make the base layer: in a medium-sized bowl, combine the yellow cake mix (reserve one cup for later), one egg, and one stick of melted butter until well combined. Press this mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  3. Into the same mixing bowl, place the pumpkin puree, three eggs, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, brown sugar, milk, and ½ cup of granulated sugar. Using a whisk, mix it until smooth and pour it evenly into the baking dish.
  4. Make the topping: in the same bowl, mix the one cup of white mix you reserved with 4 tablespoons of melted butter, ½ cup of sugar, and the chopped pecans. Sprinkle this mixture evenly on top of the cake batter.
  5. Place the baking dish on the bottom rack of the oven and bake for one hour.
  6. Let it rest for 30 mins, and serve warm. You can also let it cool completely, cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 5 days. It is delicious both warm or cold.

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What Is A Dump Cake?

“Dump” cake refers to a type of cake made with canned fruit filling and yellow cake mix. Little or no mixing is necessary, and you definitely don’t need any fancy kitchen gadget to make them. It is a simple layered cake made in a baking dish.

Other Easy Cake Recipes For You:

  • Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Cake
  • Easy Boston Cream Poke Cake
  • Homemade Granny Cake
  • No Bake Classic Woolworth Cheesecake
  • Easy Apple Pie Filling Coffee Cake

Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe (2)

Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe (2)

Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe

This Pumpkin Dump Cake is my go-to recipe for a quick pumpkin spice dessert fix!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 560kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow cake mix, divided
  • 12 tbsp tbsp (1 ½ sticks) butter, divided
  • 4 eggs eggs, divided
  • 2- 15 oz cans pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ cup granulated sugar, divided
  • cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • cup milk
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped

Instructions

  • Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish, and preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Make the base layer: in a medium-sized bowl, combine the yellow cake mix (reserve one cup for later), one egg, and one stick of melted butter until well combined. Press this mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  • Into the same mixing bowl, place the pumpkin puree, three eggs, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, brown sugar, milk, and ½ cup of granulated sugar. Using a whisk, mix it until smooth and pour it evenly into the baking dish.
  • Make the topping: in the same bowl, mix the one cup of white mix you reserved with 4 tablespoons of melted butter, ½ cup of sugar, and the chopped pecans. Sprinkle this mixture evenly on top of the cake batter.
  • Place the baking dish on the bottom rack of the oven and bake for one hour.
  • Let it rest for 30 mins, and serve warm. You can also let it cool completely, cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 5 days. It is delicious both warm or cold.

Notes

  1. Press the bottom layer as evenly as you can on the entire bottom of the baking dish.
  2. Pour the batter as evenly as you can over the first layer.
  3. You can prepare the cake one day in advance, cover, refrigerate, and take it out of the fridge 30 mins before baking it.
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Nutrition

Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 31g

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