It’s about time! Fall is approaching fast, so it’s time to roll out some delicious Fall soups and dessert recipes… Today, we’d be having the Pumpkin Dump Cake. It’s fluffy, moist, and delicious.
It’s complete with all the fall flavors, and the aroma is divine. Plus, it’s like combining the texture of a pumpkin pie or pudding with that of a cake… Heaven.
This luxurious dessert is set to wow your family and guests this holiday season. You know what, put it on the menu for Thanksgiving, and thank me later! It might just become a family tradition. Wink
It is super easy to make. You see, the idea of a dump cake is to mix all the liquid ingredients and spices together in a bowl..
Dump it into a baking dish…
Dump the cake mix on top of it…
Then, dump some toppings and melted butter all over it.
Dump it in the oven, and voila, your cake is ready.
The pumpkin dump cake batter is made by mixing pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, eggs, pumpkin spice, salt, and sugar together in a bowl, then it is poured into a greased baking dish where it is covered with yellow cake mix. Then, it is topped with chopped pecans and butter to get a browned, crisp finish.
Can I Make The Batter Ahead of Time?
If you take my advice and put this on the menu for Thanksgiving or any family event at all, I’m sure you’d have a lot more on your plate apart from kitchen duties.
You can save some prep time by making your batter ahead of time, storing it in an airtight container, and freezing it until you are ready. It can last for up to a week in the freezer. Once you are ready to cook, let it thaw and cool to room temperature before transferring it into the baking dish.
How to Store Pumpkin Dump Cake?
If you have any leftovers, you can wrap the cake carefully with a plastic wrap or store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5 days. When you are ready to eat, reheat it by microwaving every 30 secs until it becomes warm enough.
Other Toppings Ideas?
I totally understand if you are not a fan of pecans. So, if you are thinking of any other topping you can use, here are my suggestions:
- Crushed graham crackers
- Toffee bits
- Dried fruits
- Chocolate chips
- Crushed nuts
Any Yellow Cake Mix Alternatives?
Well, if you don’t have any yellow cake mix, you can use whatever is available; you can use white, chocolate, velvet, or even pumpkin spice cake mix.
That should be all about that. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments. Let’s dive straight into this delicious Pumpkin Dump Cake recipe.
Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe
- Mixing bowl
- Baking dish
- Egg whisk
- Measuring cups and spoons
- 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
- 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
- 1 box Betty Crocker’s super moist yellow cake mix
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 4 eggs
- Baking spray
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, dump in the pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, sugar, pumpkin spice, salt, and the eggs. Combine all the ingredients by mixing for 5 minutes with an egg whisk.
- Coat your baking dish with nonstick baking spray and transfer the mix into the dish.
- Now, sprinkle the entire box of yellow cake mix on top of it. Please do not mix it together with the liquid. However, you can use a spatula to even out the yellow cake mix.
- Sprinkle some pecans and drizzle some melted butter all over the cake mix.
- Bake for 1 hour.
- You can drizzle some caramel sauce on it. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Tell me, how’d you like this one? I know. It tastes so good. You can serve it up with caramel sauce and a big scoop of your favorite ice cream. Or, you can have it with some homemade McDonald’s McFlurry.