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Pumpkin Dump Cake

Grab some canned pumpkin and a box of yellow cake mix and you'll magically have a Pumpkin Dump Cake with streusel topping ready for the oven in about 10 minutes!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pumpkin dump cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
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Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 16 slices
Calories 305kcal
Author Blair Lonergan


  • 2 (15 ounce) cans pumpkin purée (about 3 ½ cups total)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk, half-and-half or heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ¾ cup butter, sliced into very thin squares
  • Optional, for serving: whipped cream or vanilla ice cream; caramel sauce; dash of cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, brown sugar, eggs, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, salt and cloves until completely combined. Pour into the prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle dry cake mix and pecans over top. Add thinly-sliced butter to cover the top.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until the pumpkin filling is set and the topping is golden brown.


  • Substitutions for Yellow Cake Mix: if you don't have a box of yellow cake mix, try using white cake mix or spice cake mix.
  • Use whole milk, half-and-half or heavy cream. I do not recommend substituting with a fat-free or low-fat milk, because the fat in the dairy helps to make the rich pumpkin custard.
  • Pecans are Optional: You can omit the nuts altogether, decrease to just ¼ cup (I often do this to appease my kids!), or use different nuts such as walnuts or almonds.
  • Cool to Slice: You can serve the dump cake warm, straight from the oven; however, I find that it's easiest to slice the cake into neat squares if you allow the cake to cool for at least 1 hour.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 381mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 8647IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 2mg