Have you ever made a Pumpkin Dump Cake before? If you haven't, then you're missing out.
I have been making this recipe for years and my family always love when I have this dump cake baking in the oven. You can't get much better than pumpkin spice wafting through the air.
Pumpkin Spice Desserts like Pumpkin Dump Cake
Fall is the season for everything pumpkin spice, and pumpkin spice desserts are the cream of the crop. As soon as the weather starts to cool and the leaves start to turn to vibrant shades of orange and red, pumpkin spice everything hits the menu.
Some of my favorite pumpkin dessert recipes include Layered Chocolate Cake with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Filling, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Pumpkin Cheesecake.
Dump Cake Recipes
Dump cake recipes are really easy to make. Most dump cakes not only have just a few ingredients, but also very simple instructions.
One of the main ingredients that most dump cakes share is a boxed cake mix. That is also why they have only a few ingredients.
This Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe is amazing. It's light and moist, sweet without being overly so, and who can complain about adding veggies into a dessert, right?
Pumpkin is a fall flavor, but its one that I like to cook with year round.
We have so many pumpkin recipes here on All She Cooks, and I'm sure we will keep adding to that list since it is one of our favorite veggies to bake with. There is no shortage of pumpkin around these parts.
How to Make a Dump Cake
Dump cakes typically involve spreading a wet ingredient into a 13x9 pan and then sprinkling cake mix over the top of it. This Pumpkin Dump Cake recipe has pumpkin, spices, and eggs as a base before the cake mix is added.
The cake mix is then sprinkled on top. Most dump cake recipes don't require you to stir the dry cake mix into the wet ingredients at all, but I like to use a spatula and gently rake it through the pumpkin and dry cake mix to slightly incorporate them.
When that is done, pour the butter over the top and spread it out evenly with the same spatula. That extra step makes sure the ingredients are evenly dispersed.
Sprinkle pecans over the top if you're a nut lover. If you're not, it is okay to leave the pecans out of this Pumpkin Dump Cake recipe.
How Long to Cook Dump Cake
The time to bake a dump cake will vary by recipe, but our pumpkin dump cake recipe requires just 50 minutes to bake.
Since it's a quick cake to prepare, that means hands-on prep time will be kept to a minimum and the cake will be ready in an hour.
Pumpkin Dessert Recipes
Pumpkin dessert recipes are great recipes to have on hand all year long. They are even better to have on hand when Thanksgiving comes around.
Your standard pumpkin pie doesn't have to be the only pumpkin recipe on the Thanksgiving dessert table.
Does Pumpkin Dump Cake Need to be Refrigerated
Yes. Dump cakes are normally refrigerated, and then served either cold or warmed up in the microwave.
When served warm, our Pumpkin Cake is made even better when paired up with vanilla ice cream. It's SO delicious.
You can also top the cake with whipped cream when the cake is either straight out of the refrigerator or warmed up. I like to make whipped cream from scratch, and a good trick is to put the whipped cream in an icing bag to make the whipped cream more decorative on the dessert.
Sometimes, I'll also put the icing bag full of whipped cream in the freezer so the thick consistency will last longer. When it gets warm, whipped cream tends to soften or melt.
How to Store Pumpkin Dump Cake
When you store your Pumpkin Dump Cake in the refrigerator, you need to covered. You could cover it with plastic wrap.
However, I prefer to use my Pyrex glass baking dish because it has a lid and also has a carry case, which is perfect when taking the dish to potlucks.
Other Pumpkin Dessert Recipes to Enjoy
Flavors of the season that you don't want to miss. There is just something about pumpkin and entering the fall season that is so, so endearing and delicious.
Pumpkin Pie with Chocolate | This pie is insanely delicious. It's a layered pie with pumpkin chocolate and more.
Pumpkin Muffins | If you haven't tried pumpkin muffins, you really should. These are so good, and you can add mix-ins to make them even better. Add chocolate chips or nuts and they are so yum!
Pumpkin Shake | Pumpkin shakes are are a fun way to get a dose of pumpkin spice flavor without baking. You can't go wrong with a little bit of pumpkin spice flavor mixed with ice cream.
If you like pumpkin desserts, I'm sure you will love this delicious dump cake recipe.
Essential Kitchen Tools for Making a Pumpkin Dump Cake
Pyrex glass baking dish | This baking dish comes with a lid and a carrier, which makes it perfect for carrying a dessert to a holiday dinner or a potluck.
Cake knife and server | An essential! A cake knife and server make cutting and serving cakes and other desserts easy. Without a server, it's not easy to scoop a slice of cake out of a pan.
Mixing bowls with lids | These bowls have a spout and a lid, which make the mixing bowls very versatile. They can even be used for making pumpkin pancake batter the night before you're planning to make it so you can save time in the morning.
Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe
- 29 ounce can pumpkin puree not pie filling
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 ½ cups milk
- 3 eggs
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- ½ cup melted butter
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Grease and flour a 9x13 baking pan.
- Mix together pumpkin, sugar, eggs, milk and seasonings. Spread out in baking pan. Top with cake mix and lightly mix in. It does not have to well incorporated, just mixed enough so not all of the mix is on top.
- Pour melted butter over the top, and then sprinkle with chopped pecans.
- Bake for between 50-55 minutes.