Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake gets it's name by dumping the ingredients into the baking dish. It is like a pumpkin pie and a spice cake all in one!
PUMPKIN PIE DUMP CAKE
Dump Cake. Such an attractive name for a dessert, don't you think? Nothing makes you want to dig in more than hearing the word "Dump." Mmm. Mmm. Mmm. Ok, ok, so I'm being sarcastic. But it really isn't the prettiest name for a really good (and of course, easy!) dessert. And truthfully, it's not the prettiest dessert either. I'm not exactly selling this recipe to you, am I? Ha!
WHY IS IT CALLED "DUMP CAKE?"
The name Dump Cake actually comes from the fact that you are "dumping" almost all the ingredients in a bowl to mix and then you "dump" dry cake mix on top before baking. Dump cakes are easy to make but full of flavor. I feel like I use that word "easy" a lot. But that is a big part of how I cook. I like easy. I like quick. I like things that aren't a lot of fuss.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR PUMPKIN DUMP CAKE: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
- evaporated milk
- ground cinnamon
- spice cake mix
HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN DUMP CAKE:
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. I like to use the kind that has flour in it. It works great. In a medium bowl, combine pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar and cinnamon until well-combined. It will be very liquid-y.
Pour this mixture into a baking dish.
Sprinkle dry cake mix on top of pumpkin mixture.
Take melted butter and drizzle all over the top. Bake for about 55-60 minutes. It might still be just a bit jiggly in the middle when done. It will continue to set up as it cools.
Let it cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.Be sure to refrigerate any leftovers. I like to heat each piece up in the microwave for a few seconds before serving since I enjoy eating it warm.
Dollop each serving with a bit of whipped cream and a candy pumpkin (if you're feeling festive)!
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PUMPKIN PIE DUMP CAKE
- 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie mix)
- 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 box spice cake mix
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, combine pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar and cinnamon until well-combined. It will be very liquid-y.
- Pour this pumpkin mixture into the baking dish.
- Sprinkle dry cake mix on top of pumpkin mixture.
- Drizzle melted butter over the top.
- Bake for about 55-60 minutes.
- It might still be just a bit jiggly in the middle when done. It will continue to set up as it cools.
- Let it cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
- Dollop each serving with a bit of whipped cream.
- Refrigerate any leftovers.
Originally published: October 2012
Updated & republished: August 2019