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Easy Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe Perfect for Fall

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Fall is in the air and that means pumpkin recipes! This easy pumpkin dump cake recipe is perfect for family gatherings or potlucks.

It’s simple to make and the results are always delicious. This is one recipe you will want to pin for Thanksgiving! 

pumpkin dump cake ingredients pin collage

I’m sharing this pumpkin dump cake recipe as part of the fourth annual #FallFlavors blog hop!

We have 21 bloggers sharing over SIXTY recipes using fall ingredients like squash, apples, maple, pecans, and many more.

You will find all of the links at the end of this post so be sure to check them out.

There is also a printable recipe card for this dump cake recipe so you can easily add it to your recipe book.

In case you missed it, you may also want to check out my peach dump cake recipe.

It was such a hit that I rounded up 47 dump cake recipes that you don’t want to miss.

Let’s get to this simple recipe.

Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (15oz) can of pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1 (12oz) can evaporated milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 2 sticks of butter (melted)
  • Caramel syrup
  • Cool whip for topping (optional)
ingredients for pumpkin dump cake

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13 baking dish.

I used a foil pan so my daughter could bring this to work to share with her co-workers.

I didn’t want to be left alone with this as pumpkin is my favorite!

How to Make Pumpkin Dump Cake

Step 1. Mix the ingredients

Start by adding the can of pumpkin to a mixing bowl. Then add the can of evaporated milk.

adding milk to pumpkin

Add the eggs, sugar, and cinnamon and mix well.

adding sugar to pumpkin mix

I used my Kitchen Aid Mixer but you can mix by hand as well using a whisk.

adding cinnamon to mix

Step 2. Pour into prepared pan

Pour into a greased 9×13 baking dish.

pouring pumpkin mix

Step 3. Add cake mix

Slowly add the spice cake mix evenly over the batter mix.

adding cake mix to pumpkin mix

This is going to be a delicious crumble-like topping so you want to add the cake mix over all of the pumpkin.

One box is plenty to cover the 9×13 pan.

cake mix over pumpkin

Step 4. Add melted butter

Drizzle melted butter over the top of the cake mix.

melted butter added to dump cake mix

Step 5. Bake

Bake for about 55-60 minutes until baked through. Remove from the oven and let cool.

close up of pumpkin dump cake with caramel

Drizzle with caramel syrup if you like.

caramel syrup on pumkin dump cake

It’s best if you refrigerate this dump cake and let it chill for a little bit. The pumpkin comes together nicely and the topping is similar to a crumble.

It’s seriously so good!

pumpkin dump cake on plate

Simply slice and top with a dollop of cool whip if you like. You can also serve it with vanilla ice cream.

pumpkin dump cake on orange plate

This was the first time my daughter tried dump cake and she LOVED it! This is one we will definitely make for Thanksgiving.

taking bite of pumpkin dump cake

I hope you give this recipe a try. If you do, let me know what you think in the comments below.

Now hop on over to check out all the other fall recipes and don’t forget to follow #FallFlavor to see all the delicious recipes on social media. Enjoy!

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close up of pumpkin dump cake

Easy Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe

Yield: 1 Dump Cake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Looking for an easy pumpkin dessert recipe? This pumpkin dump cake is perfect! It's simple to make and tastes delicious. Serve it up at your next fall gathering and everyone will love it!


  • 1 (15oz) can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1 (12oz) can evaporated milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 2 sticks butter (melted)
  • whipped cream for topping
  • caramel syrup (optional)


    1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking dish.
    2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the pumpkin puree evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, and cinnamon until well combined.
    3. Pour the pumpkin mixture into a greased baking dish.
    4. Sprinkle the dry cake mix over top.
    5. Drizzle the melted butter over the cake mix.
    6. Bake for 55-60 minutes.
    7. Let cool for at least an hour.
    8. Add caramel syrup (optional)
    9. Cover and refrigerate.
    10. Slice and serve with cool whip if desired.

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