Pumpkin dump cake

Pumpkin Dump Cake With Yellow Cake Mix

You’ll love the ease of this pumpkin dump cake with yellow cake mix! Like the title says, you literally just have to “dump” and cook! It sounds so easy and it really us a quick easy pumpkin recipe which tastes amazing!

Pumpkin dump cake

Making Delicious Pumpkin Dump Cake with Yellow Cake Mix

The oat crunch topping on this pumpkin dump cake recipe is really scrummy.  It has been adapted from a friend of mine, who I call the ‘Crumble Queen’, as she makes a business out of creating fruit crumbles with the most unusual toppings.

I had a massive addiction to homemade apple crumble during my college years (and still do actually) so hardly surprisingly I love this recipe so much. 

This one is pretty simple and is a way of using cereal toppings for your dump cakes. Not that unusual, but a fun way to change the cake from the traditional method.

Using oat based cereals takes the guilt out of the incredibly sweet cake (for a short time!), as the cereal we have used here is a honey nut one!

I’ve always been intrigued by the origins of ‘dump cake’, particularly due to its unattractive name! Presumably, the ‘dump’ part refers to simply dumping the cake mixture on to the fruit with no real effort.

References to dump cake can be found in cookery books back as far as 1940, but it probably came to fruition in the late 1960’s, when it was a simple case of opening a can of fruit and pouring cake mixture over it.

It has reached a slightly higher level of sophistication these days, but is particularly good for making with the children as there doesn’t really have to be much weighing or measuring.

Today’s version does tend to be ‘the crumble’ using all varieties of fruit. Apple crumble can be pinpointed in kitchen diaries well over 150 years ago.

Dump or crumble – does it really matter? This cake is so delicious whatever you call it! 

 

Tips and variations for the pumpkin dump cake

Try adding crushed pecans to the top of the mix or chopped up toffee pieces for another texture. Of course you can always drizzle on some maple glaze or caramel sauce. The possibilities are endless. 

For more pumpkin cakes look at:

Pumpkin Cake Recipes

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Sweet Pumpkin Breads

Pumpkin Cheesecakes

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This is one of those super simple pumpkin recipes with cake mix. I just love using cake mix because it saves me a ton of time, and I am one busy Momma!! Anything that enables me to get some free time to myself is perfect!

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Pumpkin Dump Cake with Yellow Cake Mix

Pumpkin Dump Cake with Yellow Cake Mix

You'll love the ease of this pumpkin dump cake with yellow cake mix! Like the title says, you literally just have to "dump" and cook!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 x 16oz can of pumpkin puree
  • 10 oz evaporated milk
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 8 oz yellow cake mix, or sponge mix
  • 1 cup of honey nut oat crunch, or similar cereal

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 325F. Lightly grease a 9" x 9" square dish.
  2. Mix together the pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, nutmeg, mixed spice, eggs and sugar until smooth. Pour into your greased dish.
  3. Sprinkle the cake or sponge mix over the top, then top with the oat crunch. Pour over the melted butter.
  4. Bake in the oven for about 35 minutes, or until the center is firm to the touch and a knife inserted comes out clean.
  5. Serve with ice cream, clotted cream – whatever you want!

Notes

Try adding crushed pecans to the top of the mix or chopped up toffee pieces for another texture.

I hope you enjoy this as much as my family and I do! Will you add some whipped cream on top? Or how about some custard to help wash it down! I used to always eat custard with crumble cakes so it is my serving of choice. 

Did you ever eat this type of easy pumpkin dump cake with yellow cake mix when you were growing up?

Want a quick homemade dessert? This pumpkin dump cake with yellow cake mix has only a few ingredients and couldn't be easier to make. You can make it with or without nuts, so everyone can enjoy it. #dumpcake #pumpkin #pumpkindessert #falldesserts #recipes #easyrecipes #easydesserts #pumpkinlicious

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