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Lucious Pumpkin Pecan Dump Cake Recipe

I love making delicious desserts and sharing recipes with others.

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Ready to enjoy!

What Is a Dump Cake?

Dump cakes are becoming very popular partly thanks to Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman from the Food Network channel.

The way a dump cake works is this: You create a bottom layer of whatever filling you want, then simply dump a box cake mix on top of it, followed by whatever topping you want, and then finish it off with squares of butter on the very top. You can use whatever combination you want: cherry pie filling with chocolate cake mix, pineapple pie filling with white cake mix; get the picture? Try your favorite combinations, and see what you can come up with.

This recipe is pumpkin pie filling with a yellow cake mix and chopped pecans. Sounds so simple—and it is.

The only thing I changed is that I eliminated the cloves in the recipe. I simply don't like cloves in anything. So whenever I see them in a recipe, I don't use them.

Give this a try, and you won't be sorry. My son-in-law doesn't like pumpkin pie, but he loves this cake dessert. There is a buttery crunch on top that makes all the difference.

Serve it warm with a dollop of whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or even cold from the refrigerator or room temperature. It's that good.

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Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

1 hour

1 hour 20 min

Serves 12-15 people


  • 1 (30-oz.) can pumpkin
  • 1 (16-oz.) can evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 3/4 cup butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix pumpkin, milk, ginger, sugar, eggs, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 13" pan.
  3. Sprinkle cake mix and chopped pecans on top.
  4. Cut butter thin and cover all over cake mix.
  5. Bake for 1 hour and serve warm with whipped cream. (See text above for additional ways to enjoy this dessert.) Enjoy!

Questions & Answers

Question: Can I print Pumpkin Pecan Dump Cake recipe?

Answer: Yes you can.

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