Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Dump Cake - Oh WOW!

I have never really been a pumpkin person until the last year or two.  Now?  Oh, give me pumpkin pie, pumpkin butter, pumpkin spice lattes (duh!) and just about any other pumpkin creation and I'll devour it!

We spent the last weekend at my MIL's house and she had mentioned a pumpkin cake that she wanted to try.  She found a recipe and made me a copy.  While that recipe DID sound good I just knew that I could change it up and make it my own.  Make it my own I did!!!!

This "cake" took NO time to throw together although it did have to bake for quite a while.  It is a little more work than your typical "dump" cake but by no means does that mean labor intensive.  You actually have to stir in this recipe......  ;)  get over it.....

The stores really start ramping up on their Libby's 100% Pumpkin displays early in September and I always pick up a few cans then.  I use it in Pumpkin Magic Bars (recipe at a later date), milkshakes, pies, of course, and my punk kid uses quite a bit of it for his homemade dog treats.  Yes, that is another story all together.  ANYHOOOOO, I love having it on hand in the fall.

This recipe calls for the 100% Pumpkin - please do not mistake that for pie filling.  I promise, your results will not be good.  Here is the really hard part of the recipe.......stirring together the pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugars and spices......tough, huh?

Once you get all of those ingredients mixed well pour into a prepared 9x13 pan.  Next up comes the dry ingredients.  The cake mix and pecans.

Top your entire cake with 1 cup of melted butter.  Um, I am not known for my skinny bitches recipes so just'll be okay, you can diet another time.  It's the Holidays for god's sake.....

Ready for the official Finley recipe?  Seriously, you will LOVE this and I can just imagine that it will make an appearance on MANY Holiday buffets.....

Pumpkin Spice Dump Cake

  • 15oz 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 12oz evaporated milk
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 spice cake mix
  • 1 c chopped pecans
  • 1 c butter, melted
  • Whipped topping
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and set aside.

In a large bowl mix together pumpkin, evaporated milk, sugars, eggs, pumpkin pie spice and salt.  Mix well!  Like really well!  Pour mixture into your prepared 9x13 pan.

Sprinkle your dry spice cake mix on top of the pumpkin filling.  Pat down the cake mix so it is in an even layer but be careful - the filling mix will not be a solid consistency.  Sprinkle chopped pecans over the top of the cake mix and then spoon the melted butter as evenly as possible over all.

Place your pan in the oven and cook for 60 - 90 mins.  Yes, I know that seems like a long time so here is how I handled it.  I baked for about 50 mins uncovered and then at the 50 min mark I placed a piece of foil over the cake so the top didn't burn.  My cake had to go to 75 mins total.

Once it's out of the oven you need to let it cool so it sets up some more.  Once cooled, cut into squares and serve with a HUGE dollop of Whipped Cream. Or small dollop, you decide.  

OMG - thank me later!!
(I think I just made Weight Watchers millions with this recipe!)

I LOVE comments! Let me know what you think......


  1. WOW! Sounds wonderful! Pumpkin and spice and everything nice - is my all time favorite for fall!
    I will most def try you recipe!

  2. I am a Pumpkin fanatic!! LOL I'm giving your blog the Liebster award :)

    1. HA! I am too now! I don't know why growing up I was never a huge fan. This cake is unreal - I hope you try it. Thanks so much for the Liebster Award!!!!

  3. I'll be your taster whenever you try new things... Bear and I are most definitely going to try this!!!


    1. YAY! You'll LOVE it! Your pants won't but YOU will. ;)

  4. Wow! This sounds so easy and yummy! I have never tried a pumpkin dump cake.. I am definitely pinning! Just dropping in from the Friendly Friday Blog Hop to follow in as many ways as possible and then I found this yummy cake. There's goes al my diet issues, lol.
    Now I am off to check out some of your other recipes:)

  5. I make my pumpkin dump cake almost exactly like that EXCEPT I use the butter recipe cake mix instead of the spice cake mix. I LOVE butter and I'm confident it will be the cause of my demise. haha I will try the spice cake mix though. It's one of my faves! Love your blog and I am here from the TGIF Blog Hop! You can find me at here::
    if you are interested :)

  6. Hmmmmm ... and why did I not know about this? :) You can bet it will become a staple in the Smith household.