Let’s embrace the pumpkin. It’s that time of year to eat it til’ our heart’s content. This Pumpkin Praline Butter Dump Cake is something that I have been making for years during the Fall months. I like to pretend that it is crisp and cold outside and that I am apple picking in Vermont. A girl can dream! I devoured a bowl of it years ago at a youth event and begged my friend for the coveted recipe. It’s been my go-to pumpkin dessert ever since.
So how do you make this Pumpkin Praline Butter Dump Cake? It is beyond easy. You start with pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, sugar, eggs, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon. This creamy pumpkin layer is drizzled with a yellow cake mix, melted butter, and pecans. It is baked until the topping is warm and buttery. This perfect pumpkin dessert can be served with vanilla bean ice cream or sweetened whipped cream.
It is called a dump cake because you literally dump all of the ingredients into a bowl. It couldn’t be any easier; yet, you will WOW your guests with your culinary prowess.
This Pumpkin Dump Cake can be put together in less than 10 minutes and then placed in the oven to bake. You don’t get much easier than this popular Fall dessert.
Just pick your favorite yellow cake mix and sprinkle it over the pumpkin custard filling. The melted butter and cake mix topping is definitely the game changer and pairs so perfectly with the creamy filling. The pecans add such a nice crunch but if you aren’t a fan, leave them out.
- 1 - 15 ounce can Pumpkin Puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1 - 13 ounce can Evaporated Milk
- 1½ cups Sugar
- 4 Eggs
- 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 Yellow Cake Mix
- 1 cup Butter, melted
- 1 cup Pecans, roughly chopped
- Whipped Cream or Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
- Homemade Whipped Cream:
- 1 cup Whipping Cream
- ¼ cup Powdered Sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, sugar, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon. Keep stirring until it is all mixed together.
- Pour into a 9 x 13 pan.
- Sprinkle yellow cake mix over pumpkin mixture.
- Drizzle melted butter over cake mix.
- Sprinkle with pecans.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes or until the topping starts to become golden brown.
- Top with homemade whipped cream or vanilla bean ice cream.
- Sprinkle with optional cinnamon sugar.
Anyone wearing sweatshirts out there? I am SO ready for the cooler weather and dream of picking pumpkins while wearing a flannel and boots. Hope you are feeling some Fall weather wherever you may be. Happy Baking, my friends! xo