Pumpkin-Spice Dump Cake

Marieann Johansen Recipe

By Marieann Johansen blstranger

15 Min
50 Min

This is a tiny bit more work then the regular dump cake, but well worth the effort.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Who wants some holiday comfort food? Me! Me! And this fits the bill to a tee! Sweet, nutty and amazingly moist, this recipe is ideal for your holiday table, bake sale or potluck.


1 can(s)
15oz. pumpkin
1 can(s)
12 oz. evaporated milk
1 c
5 tsp
pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp
1 pkg
18.25 oz. spice cake mix or yellow cake mix
1/2 c
butter (melted)
1 c
nuts any type (chopped) i use almonds

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease and Flour a 9x 13 pan.
In a large bowl whisk, pumpkin, milk, eggs, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Gently mix 1/2 of the cake mix into the pumpkin mixture. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the 9x13 pan.
Sprinkle the remaining cake mix and chopped nuts over the top[ of the pumpkin mixture. Then drizzle the melted butter over the top of the entire cake batter.
Bake in a 350F oven for 55 minutes. Check for nicely browned edges.
Cool a bit before serving, or serve completely cooled. Serve from the baking pan.
A scoop of ice cream with this is great.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #almonds, #pumpkin

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Linda Scharek mrssharky
Aug 22, 2010
I have a couple of recipes for dump cakes, but this is a new one, I'll try it. They are so easy and good! Thanks
Marieann Johansen blstranger
Aug 25, 2010
This is actually my favorite Fall Cake to make. It's so easy to make for a Halloween, or Thanksgiving Dish.
Kitchen Crew JustaPinch
Sep 8, 2010
Janet awarded this recipe a Blue Ribbon!

Who wants some holiday comfort food? Me! Me! And this fits the bill to a tee! Sweet, nutty and amazingly moist, this recipe is ideal for your holiday table, bake sale or potluck.
Sherlyn Fischer samiam61
Sep 8, 2010
This sounds SO good! I'm ready for fall, and ready for this yummy sounding cake!
Vivian Queen-Chase MsVivian
Sep 10, 2010
I've never made a dump cake. This one sounds Yummmy. Already saved.
Victoria Costa Cookinismypassion
Sep 12, 2010
I have made a cake like this every year for the past 20 years. My mom made it and I almost ate the whole thing!:) So the next step was to get the recipe and start making it for my friends...I highly recommend this cake....make it...its easy and delicious. Thanks for putting it out there.
Sharon Vance floridagirl
Sep 16, 2010
Made it last night...oh boy..I'm in trouble now! Good stuff! I'm gonna add this one to my Holiday Desserts for sure! Highly recommend this recipe!
Renea Bowman RenasCookinNow
Sep 16, 2010
Made this cake tonight it was great. Can not wait for next gathering I will for sure take this cake. Thanks for the recipe .
Patsy McAlister glennmcalister
Sep 20, 2010
Think I will try this for "Thanksgiving", it sounds sooooooooooo good!
Janet Goodrich jig
Oct 8, 2010
I want to try this recipe! To anyone who has followed this recipe. Is 5 tsp pumpkin pie spice really the correct amount of spice?
Sounds like too much? Maybe not? thanks :)
Vivian Queen-Chase MsVivian
Oct 9, 2010
Marieanne, which cake mix do you prefer, Spice or Yellow? Do you add the same amount of Pumpkin pie spice to the spice cake as you do to the yellow cake? I'm going out of state to a family reunion and I thought I would take this.
Sherlyn Fischer samiam61
Oct 10, 2010
Janet and Vivian- I made this cake using a spice cake mix and used 5 tsp pumpkin pie spice - not too much. However, my nuts didn't stay on top - don't know what I did wrong, but it was really good - I used a Cream Cheese frosting on top - it was better the second day. Any suggestions for keeping the nuts on top?
Sharon Vance floridagirl
Oct 11, 2010
5 tsp of pumpkin spice is correct, I used spice cake mix, and I'm not sure why the nuts didn't stay on top...I suppose it can be frosted with any type of frosting, but it certainly isn't necessary. It is sweet enough without frosting. And you're right, it sure is good the second day! and the third, if there is any left! lol!
teresa brobst tbrobst
Oct 11, 2010
Wow! I'm all for dump cake. It's so easy. Made one last night with yellow cake mix, pineapple, blueberry pie filling, with a little coconut and pecans on top. Turned out nicely. This will definitly be a keeper for me.
Bonbon Evans SweetDanger7
Oct 12, 2010
This sounds Good ... But I don't like pumpkin ... So I'll put Sweet Potatoes in place of the pumpkin .... That's what I usually do to my pumpkin recipes I come across and they turn out great .... Hope This does Too!!!......
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