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Last year I posted about my Mom’s Pumpkin Pie Cake, which is delicious and scrumptious and totally awesome, but guess what, this is the other recipe! My mom has the best recipes. Some may have over the top, fancy shmancy recipes, but my mom has real food, real family recipes. I love bringing them all back from my past and for my post with McCormick I definitely wanted a recipe that was already in my heart.

Mom's Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake ohsweetbasil.com

Thanksgiving is such a special time of year, especially this year as we could have a new little man in our life by the time the Holiday is here. I love seeing family without the stress of gifts or traditions. It’s really just about being together and eating. How can that not be special? Food brings people together and this pumpkin pie dump cake will totally do that. Except for one thing. I hate the name.

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Gosh, I wonder if Mom is reading this and rolling her eyes right now. I’m sure she is. But she also knows that this is totally like me so no surprises there. I hate the name because this is sooooo not cake. This is a pumpkin pie cobbler and I do not at all care what you say. It’s like a gooey butter cake all dumped upside down. It’s true. I mean, it’s like a pudding on the bottom and that cobbler topping from the easy peach cobbler I grew up on! Mom, what’s up with that?! I’m going to let it slide for now, but we really need to consider changing the name.

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The ingredients are really important in this recipe. Please use pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling. They are different and cannot be interchanged. Also, do not skip out on the ginger and make sure it’s high quality. You’re going to want to listen to me on this one. I see so many recipes out there with just cinnamon, which is wonderful and definitely another spice that you’ll want to choose McCormick Gourmet (or even mix it up with Saigon Cinnamon, oohhh lala) for, but the ginger adds a little something and I promise it wont make the dessert taste like ginger. It’s just wonderful.

Oh, and please, serve warm with fresh whipped cream. It’s meant to be. Even our 5 year old says so.

Are Pumpkin Pie Filling and Pumpkin Puree the Same?

Pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie filling are not the same thing!

Canned pumpkin or pumpkin puree is just that–plain pumpkin.

Pumpkin pie filling is flavored with spices and has added sugar.

Can You Use Half and Half to Make Whipped Cream?

You cannot make whipped cream with milk, half and half or light cream.

They do not have a high enough fat content to thicken when whipped.

How Long Can You Keep Homemade Whipped Cream?

Whipped cream keeps for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.

It can also be frozen for 2-3 months.

Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake

Mom's famous pumpkin pie dump cake! It's super easy but everyone loves that it tastes like cobbler and pumpkin pie in one! ohsweetbasil.com
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Mom's Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake ohsweetbasil.com

Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8 -10 servings


  • 6 Large Eggs
  • 1 Can Pumpkin Puree 29 ounces
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cloves
  • 1 Can Evaporated Milk 15 ounces
  • 2 Teaspoons McCormick Saigon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon McCormick Gourmet Ginger
  • 11/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Package Yellow or Spice Cake Mix
  • 1/2 Cup Butter unsalted
  • Fresh Whipped Cream and Cinnamon Sugar for serving


  • Heat the oven to 350.
  • In a standing mixer beat the eggs.
  • Add the pumpkin, sugar and spices, mix until smooth.
  • Add the evaporated milk and mix again.
  • Place the mixture in an ungreased 9X13 cake pan.
  • In a small bowl, mix the cake mix and butter until the butter is well incorporated.
  • Top the pumpkin pie with mixture of dry cake mix blended with butter.
  • Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
  • Serve warm with whipped cream.


store in the refrigerator
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 848
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 148.3mg49%
Carbohydrates 165.7g55%
Fiber 3.4g14%
Sugar 116.9g130%
Protein 10.2g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Mom’s Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake with fresh whip cream on top

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carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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  • I couldn’t agree with you more! Food definitely is that one thing that brings people together! This dump cake looks phenomenal!

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    • Thanks so much!

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  • Where is the recipe for the pumpkin pie dump cake? I only see the pumpkin pie cake ?

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    • Hi Floyd, I’m not sure I understand, the only recipe listed is for pumpkin pie dump cake, below the recipe is a photo and link to the pumpkin pie cake…

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  • Yum! This is a perfect autumn treat!

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