Go Back
+ servings
pumpkin crunch cake in a baking dish

Pumpkin Dump Cake

How to make the best pumpkin dump cake. This simple and easy recipe is better than any desserts you've ever had! It is made with a yellow cake mix and sweetened condensed or evaporated milk, sugar, and spices and topped with crunchy roasted pecans.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12 slices
Calories 671 kcal




  • Preheat oven to 350º. Spray a deep 9x13 pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Combine the pumpkin, evaporated milk, sugar, eggs, and pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl. Stir to combine and pour into the prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle the cake mix over the top of the pumpkin mixture and then sprinkle with pecans.
  • Pour melted butter evenly over the top of the cake mix and nuts.
  • Bake for 1 hour, until center is set and edges are lightly browned.


To use fresh or frozen pumpkin, you will probably need to remove some of the liquid. I boiled mine because I thought that would be easiest, but you could also strain it through cheesecloth and a colander or strainer.
To boil the pumpkin, place it in a small sauce pan and cook it on medium-low heat for 15 minutes or so, until it has thickened and the watery liquid has cooked off. Note that it will not be as thick as canned pumpkin, but it will work in the recipe as long as it doesn't have a lot of watery liquid on top.
I have used evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and a combination of the two, depending on what was available in my pantry. The finished cake has come out completely delicious every time, no matter what I used. I suppose it probably has a slightly different flavor depending on what you use, but I've honestly never noticed. It's a very forgiving recipe. Use whatever you have.


Calories: 671kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 544mg | Potassium: 483mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 63g | Vitamin A: 11727IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 315mg | Iron: 3mg
Tried this recipe? Pin it for later!Follow @FeelsLikeHome or tag #FeelsLikeHomeBlog!