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!
A SIMPLE PUMPKIN DESSERT
So the words "dump cake" probably don't sound very appealing, right? It's probably not the best word to use but its the one most commonly used words for these types of desserts where you "dump" all the ingredients into a dish and bake. Even though the name may not sounds super appealing, I promise these are some the easiest and yummiest desserts to make!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Because you "dump" everything into a baking dish and bake. The easiest form of a dump cake is fruit pie filling poured into a 9x13-inch baking dish then that is sprinkled evenly with a cake mix. Then melted butter is poured over the top. You can also mix the cake mix and butter together first then sprinkle over the top of the pie filling.
They are similar to cobblers in that you have a fruit filling on the bottom of a baking dish and a cake-like topping. In the case of dump cakes, it is a boxed cake mix with melted butter.
Yes you can. However, many people find it too sweet (since it has added sugars) when combined with the sweet cake mix. It is definitely an option though if you want to try it.
They do not need to be refrigerated. However, if you want them to last longer than a couple of days, you could cover and refrigerate which will help it last for up to 5 days.
Yes. As long as it is wrapped well to protect against freezer burn (wrap in plastic wrap then aluminum foil) and it can be kept frozen for 3 months.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (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 Dump Cake (+Video)
- 15 ounce can pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie mix)
- 12 ounce can evaporated milk
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 15.25 ounce 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