pumpkin pie dump cake

Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake

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Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake 

We are still enjoying pumpkin spice season over here! I hope you aren’t sick of pumpkin recipes yet, because we’ve got another delicious high calorie fall treat for you! This Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake is the easy dessert of your dreams.

A delicious alternative to pumpkin pie for your Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, or fall gathering!

High Calorie Desserts

High calorie desserts, like this Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake, are a great way to increase your daily calorie intake. Many people who are trying to gain and maintain weight may find that at the end of the day, they have still not reached their caloric intake goals. In come high calorie desserts!

There are many reasons why someone may be trying to gain or maintain weight. Older adults who have a hard time chewing or swallowing, who are dealing with unintended weight loss, taking certain medications, or have certain chronic diseases, may need to gain weight. This also affects many adults and children as well. 

Our Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake is a great option for older adults who need to gain weight because it is high calorie, delicious, and soft textured! For more information on Increasing Intake in Older Adults, check out this article from our sister website, The Geriatric Dietitian.  

Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake Ingredients 

Pumpkin Puree Mixture: 

  • Pumpkin Puree 
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice Seasoning   
  • Sugar 
  • Evaporated Milk 
  • Salt 
  • Eggs


  • Yellow Cake Mix
  • Flour 
  • Sugar  
  • Toffee Bits
  • Butter

Benefits of Ingredients

Not only is this recipe easy to make, (I mean, it has the word “dump” in it!), but it is delicious and includes a nutritious and seasonal ingredient! 

Pumpkin is the star of our Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake, and is rightfully so! Fall is pumpkin season for a reason. It is when they are at their peak ripeness and that means peak nutrition as well! Pumpkins are full of beta-carotene which is an antioxidant that converts to Vitamin A in our bodies!

Vitamin A is a necessary nutrient and benefits our skin and eye health. Pumpkins also contain fiber and potassium. Fiber is important for your gut health and digestive system, and potassium is important for muscle contraction! 

What is the benefit of sugar, cake mix, and butter? They are high in calories! Using these ingredients increases the calorie content of a recipe, making it a great option for people who need to gain or maintain weight. These ingredients should still be enjoyed in moderation. 

Evaporated milk is milk that has had about 60% of the water removed from it. It is very similar to condensed milk, but is not sweetened. Many people refer to it as unsweetened condensed milk. It is canned cow’s milk, and is a great shelf stable option for milk. You can drink evaporated milk in your coffee, smoothies, or even diluted so that it is the consistency of regular milk. 

Since it is still milk, you still get the benefit of high protein, calcium, and vitamin D. The flavor is sweeter and creamier than regular milk and helps make this recipe moist, sweet, and delicious!  

What is in Pumpkin Pie Spice Seasoning? 

You can’t have a Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake without the pumpkin pie spice! But what is in pumpkin pie spice? 

Pumpkin pie spice contains warm and cozy spices that can be found in many different fall treats. You may already have most of the spices in your pantry, so no need to buy a premade pie spice!

How to make pumpkin pie spice:

  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger 
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground allspice 
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cloves

Mix the spices together and store in an airtight container for this recipe and future use. 

Pumpkin pie spice is great in pumpkin bread, like our High Calorie Fall Pumpkin Bread, sprinkled on your morning coffee, or even in a smoothie! 

pumpkin pie dump cake

What to serve with Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake

Our delicious Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake is a delicious dessert for any night of the week during the cold fall season! Try it with some vanilla ice cream on the side for a yummy pairing! 

This recipe would also be a great option to serve as an afternoon tea treat or snack. Earl Grey or Chamomile tea would be a cozy compliment to this cake! 

Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? Or maybe you need to bring a dessert to your friendsgiving feast! Take along this easy Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake to impress your friends and family. Make some homemade whip cream to really kick it up a notch! 

How to make Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Spray a 9×13 inch pan with cooking spray. Add the pumpkin, eggs, cream, sugar, salt, and spice into a large bowl and beat together with a mixer on medium speed until well blended. 

Pour the pumpkin mixture into the pan and spread it evenly. Put the cake mix into a medium bowl and mix in the flour and sugar with a whisk. Sprinkle the cake mix on top of the pumpkin mixture and then sprinkle the toffee bits on top of the cake mix. 

Pour melted butter over the top of the cake. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, until the cake doesn’t wobble in the center and the top is golden brown. Cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting. Serve warm or chilled. 

Let’s Check Out the Recipe!

pumpkin pie dump cake

Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake

A delicious high calorie dessert, perfect for your next fall gathering!
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 12 servings
Calories 504 kcal


Pumpkin Puree Mixture:

  • 1 29 oz can Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 12 oz can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs


  • 1 box Yellow Cake Mix
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup toffee bits
  • 1 cup butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9×13 pan with baking spray.
  • Add pumpkin, eggs, cream, sugar, salt, and spice into a large bowl and beat together with a mixer on medium speed until well blended.
  • Pour pumpkin mixture into a pan and spread it evenly in pan.
  • Put cake mix into a medium bowl and mix in flour and sugar with a whisk.
  • Sprinkle cake mix on top of pumpkin mixture in the pan followed by the toffee bits.
  • Pour melted butter on top of the cake.
  • Bake for 60 to 70 minutes until the cake doesn't wobble in the center and the top is golden brown.
  • Cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serve warm or chilled.


Serving: 1 sliceCalories: 504kcalCarbohydrates: 79gProtein: 4gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 560mgPotassium: 57mgFiber: 1gSugar: 56gVitamin A: 631IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 110mgIron: 2mg
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