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Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake (Quick & Easy Fall Dessert Recipe)

If you're looking for Thanksgiving dessert ideas, your entire family will approve of this pumpkin pie dump cake! It's a fun, creative and delicious spin on traditional pumpkin pie, plus it's made with simple ingredients that make it a breeze to throw together.

Course Dessert
Keyword dumpcake, fall, pumpkin, thanksgiving
Servings 12


  • 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 (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease and 9x13 baking dish.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar and cinnamon until smooth and well combined.

  3. Pour the pumpkin mixture into your greased baking dish.

  4. Evenly 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 on the counter for at least an hour and then cover and place in the fridge.

  8. Slice and serve with whipped cream.

Recipe Notes

  • In my opinion, this recipe is best served once it as has chilled for a bit. The pumpkin pie mixture develops a beautiful firm texture, and the cake mix becomes crumbly and crispy.
  • It's also fantastic served with vanilla ice cream!