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Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake

This is dangerously easy.

Maybe you love pumpkin, but you’re not a pie person…

Wait. Are there really people who aren’t pie people? Well, in the event that there are, or in the event that you just want a pumpkin dessert that’s a little different, this easy cake has you covered. It’s full of pumpkin spice and everything nice and we think you’ll love it as much as we do.

It’s a quick dump cake, a type of cake that’s dangerously easy as far as we’re concerned. You mix together pumpkin puree with a few spices and whatnot and pour it into a baking dish. (You could probably just mix it up in the baking dish if you were really looking to make your life easy.)

You then sprinkle some cake mix over the top, along with a drizzle of melted butter, and as it bakes the pumpkin filling and cake mix kind of co-mingle into a tiered cake that’s got everything we love about fall going on.

It’s warm, sweet, comforting… and the only thing that could possibly improve it is a scoop of ice cream. And family and friends to share it with. So why not take a little break from the traditional this season and set this out on the Thanksgiving table? Nobody will miss the pie, promise!

Serves 6-8

1 hour 15 minutes

Rated 5 out of 5
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  • 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
  • 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice until well combined.
  3. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle dry cake mix evenly over top, then drizzle melted butter over. Bake until mostly set (it will continue to set as it cools), 55-60 minutes.
  4. Let cool at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!
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