Saturday, September 22, 2012

Pumpkin Dump Cake

I got the inspiration from this from Pinterest... but the recipe I saw there I wasn't thrilled with...way too much sugar and butter....and other stuff... so needless to say like always I get inspired and invent my own recipe hoping it will turn out....not always does it (thinking the Thai peanut noodles and the polish kielbasa,cabbage, potatoes, onion & green pepper casserole) that I have thrown away this week alone...sigh...I just hate throwing food away don't you..but sometimes your ideas work and unfortunately they don't...but you know the old saying... you won't know if you don't try... that's my motto..anyway this cake is soooo yummy...your house smells amazing....and it's super easy..who doesn't like easy... Enjoy

Pumpkin Dump Cake

1 12oz can pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
3 eggs
1 can evaporated milk
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup applesauce
2 t pumpkin pie spice (plus more for sprinkling on top)
1/4 t cinnamon
1 stick butter, melted
1/3 cup water
1 yellow or white cake mix
Whipped cream for serving/ or vanilla ice cream (optional)

Preheat oven to 350.  Spray a 13 X 9 pan with nonstick spray.  In bowl place eggs, sugar, pumpkin, applesauce, evaporated milk, pumpkin pie spice & cinnamon.  Whisk together mixing well the mixture will be really wet.  Pour mixture into pan.  With your hand sprinkle the entire box of cake mix over the top of the pumpkin mixture.  Mix melted butter with the water and drizzle over the top of the cake.  The butter will sink a little into the pumpkin mixture... it is okay.  Sprinkle a little additional pumpkin pie spice over the top of the cake mix.  Bake for 50-55 minutes until light brown and bubbly.  Remove from oven. Let cool about 5 minutes and serve... Can be served topped with whipped cream or ice cream..YUM


  1. OH.MY.WORD! I would soooo love this and could woof half of it down by myself. I have been enjoying soo many pumpkin recipes and this one's being added to the list of 'to make'. Thanks -

  2. I'm assuming this is a 12 ozs. can of evap milk? Or is it the small 5 ozs?