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A wooden spoon in pumpkin dump cake.
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5 from 9 votes

The Best Pumpkin Dump Cake

This fall dump cake is the best way to celebrate fall (or anytime you get a craving)! It's moist, delicious and perfect for any occasion.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dump cake, pumpkin dump cake, pumpkin pecan dump cake
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 649cal
Author: Amy Desrosiers
Cost: $5


  • 11 x 9 pan
  • large mixing bowl
  • Wooden Spoon
  • oven (adjusted to the center rack position)


  • 30 ounces canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 16 ounces evaporated milk You will need 2 cans but will have leftovers.
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 15.25 ounces yellow cake mix
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into thin pads. Reserve an extra tablespoon for greasing the pan.
  • ¾ cup pecans shelled, halved


  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit and lightly grease the baking pan with butter and one tablespoon of flour to ensure the cake does not stick.
  • In a large bowl, add evaporated milk, sugar, canned pumpkin, eggs, and spices; mix until fluffy and fully combined. Pour the mixture into the bottom of the grease pan.
  • Sprinkle the entire contents of the yellow cake mix over the top of the pumpkin mixture. Using your wooden spoon, gently pat the dry cake mix slightly into the pumpkin.
  • Slice butter into thin pads and line the top of the cake with the slices to evenly cover the cake mix. Sprinkle the top of the butter pads with pecans.
  • Bake dump cake uncovered for 60 minutes. The cake will have a golden brown coloring and the pecans will be darker and toasted. A toothpick inserted into the center of the cake will come out clean. Enjoy cake warm.


Nutritional values may vary and are meant to be a guide.


Serving: 1portion | Calories: 649cal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 519mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 17315IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 212mg | Iron: 3mg