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Easy Pumpkin Dump Cake with Buttery Pecan Topping

Looking for an easy pumpkin recipe? This pumpkin dump cake is easy and delicious, with the best pumpkin spice cake flavors and a buttery pecan topping! 

For more easy pumpkin dessert ideas, try Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies and easy sugar free Pumpkin Spice Steamers

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Easy Pumpkin Dump Cake

You’ve probably seen the easy cake mix and pie filling dump cake recipes around — like our yummy faux peach cobbler dump cake.

But have you ever seen a PUMPKIN dump cake? I was so excited to try this, and it did not disappoint.

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How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Dump Cake Using a Cake Mix

Most dump cake recipes are only 3 steps:

  1. Dump in fruit or pie filling.
  2. Dump in cake mix.
  3. Top with pats of cold butter.

Since pumpkin puree isn’t quite the same consistency as fruit pie fillings, this cake does require using a spoon or mixer before baking. But it’s still ready to bake in under 10 minutes!

Want a traditional fluffy pumpkin cake? Make this Easy Pumpkin Cake recipe.

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What’s in Pumpkin Dump Cake?

To create your own “pumpkin pie filling” as the base of this dump cake, first you’ll combine

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After those are well mixed, pour into a greased cake pan and continue similar to any other easy dump cake recipe.

Top with the cake mix, then the chopped pecans, and then drizzle with melted butter.

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Bake for 45 minutes and enjoy! We like serving with whipped cream or ice cream, and drizzle of caramel and sprinkle of cinnamon never hurts 😉

More delicious pumpkin dessert recipes:

Pumpkin Dump Cake

ServesPrep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 45-50 minutes

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time45 mins


  • 4 large eggs room temperature, beaten
  • 1 can 15 oz pure pumpkin not pumpkin pie mix/filling
  • 1 can 12 oz evaporated milk
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice ** see notes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 box 15.25 oz cake mix, butter golden or yellow
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter melted


  • Whipped cream
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Caramel topping
  • Pecans chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

  • Spray 13×9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray

  • In a large bowl, combine eggs, pumpkin, evaporated milk, sugar, spice and salt until well combined

  • Pour pumpkin mixture into baking dish

  • Sprinkle with dry cake mix

  • Chop pecans and spread evenly over cake mix

  • Melt butter in microwave safe bowl and drizzle over nuts

  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean

  • Serve warm or room temperature with whip cream or ice cream if desired

  • Store leftovers in airtight container in refrigerator


Pumpkin Pie Spice – you can substitute cinnamon for the pumpkin pie spice or a combination of cinnamon and nutmeg

Be sure to pin this to save for later and share with your pumpkin spice loving friends!

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