Better Than Pumpkin Dump Cake

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This Better Than Pumpkin Dump Cake is so good that everyone will be begging for the recipe, just like I did when I first tried it.


  • 1 yellow cake mix (reserve 1 cup)
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened (1-1/2 sticks)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 29-ounce can plain pumpkin purée(not pie filling)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter the bottom of a 9×13-inch pan or dish.
  2. Combine the cake mix (less the reserved 1 cup), 1 egg, and 1 stick of the butter; mix well. Press mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. In a bowl, combine the pumpkin, 3 eggs, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, brown sugar, 1/2 cup of white sugar, and milk. Mix well, then pour in an even layer on top of the cake mix layer.
  4. Mix together the reserved 1 cupcake mix, 1/2 stick butter, 1/2 cup white sugar, and 1 cup pecans. Sprinkle mixture evenly over your pumpkin mixture.
  5. Bake for about 1 hour, and test for doneness with a toothpick. If the toothpick does not come out clean, return the cake to the oven for an additional 10 to 15 minutes.

Recipe and Photo: Steven Labinski

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