There seems to be this craze with everything pumpkin during the fall! I can’t say that I am one of those people who are head over heels for pumpkin the way some people are. Also, I’m not a fan of traditional pumpkin pie! I know, SHAME! I speak heresy!!! HAHA! This pumpkin pie dump cake recipe, however, does tickle my fancy. There seems to be something about the yellow cake mix and butter on top that hits the spot for me!
This recipe originally came from one of my mom’s employees, thank you, Carrie, at one of their infamous holiday potlucks! It has definitely become a family favorite.
It, in my opinion, is one of the easiest recipes I’ve made in a really long time! There are only a few ingredients and it’s a simple dump, mix, sprinkle and bake! First, you mix together the pure pumpkin, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and eggs then put it in the pan.
After that, you sprinkle the DRY yellow cake mix on top then drizzle the melted butter on top of that. If you like chopped nuts (could be almonds, pecans, walnuts or whatever your favorite nut is) sprinkle those on top before placing it in the oven to bake until golden brown!
The flavoring mixture of the pumpkin puree with the butter saturated yellow cake mix brings a heavenly fall flavor together! This dump cake is not as dry as a typical pumpkin pie but has a luxuriously smooth texture. You could even take it a step farther and top it with whipped cream!