Pumpkin Dump Cake is super easy, moist and incredibly delicious! Made with only 3 ingredients, this will become your favorite go-to fall dessert (plus whipped cream if you’d like, but it’s so moist that it doesn’t really need it)!

Pumpkin flavors and the fall season just go hand in hand and I just love it! Some of my all time favorite recipes are pumpkin inspired including our favorite Pumpkin Pancakes and Easy Pumpkin Muffins!

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This easy pumpkin dump cake is so quick, you’ll have it prepped before your even is even preheated! The whole thing takes about 5 minutes to prep and the result is the most crazy moist pumpkin cake ever!

What is Pumpkin Dump Cake?

Dump Cakes are super easy desserts usually made with a cake mix, fruit or other filling, mixed and literally “dumped” into a pan! It is one of the easiest and most cost efficient desserts you can make! This differs from Pumpkin Pie Crunch Cake as this recipe is much more like a cake while the crunch cake has the consistency of pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin Dump Cake recipe ingredients

How do you make Pumpkin Dump Cake?

Using only three ingredients; spice cake mix, eggs and pumpkin puree, this Pumpkin Dump Cake could not be easier!

  • Using a mixer, combine the three ingredients and mix on medium speed until blended.
  • Pour into a greased 9 x 13″ pan and bake at 350º for about 25 – 30 minutes.
  • Cool and serve.

When choosing what to top this pumpkin spice dump cake, I think of simplicity. I always keep a tub of whipped topping in my freezer for times just like these when a quick and simple topping is all that is required! Add a dash of Pumpkin Pie Spice  and voila! Dessert is ready and no one will suspect how incredibly easy it was!

Cream Cheese Icing also makes a wonderful topping for this cake or you can just top each piece with a dollop of ice cream as well. This cake is so delicious that if you decide to serve it naked – that’s ok too!

Pumpkin Dump Cake with a fork

If you are lucky enough to have left over cake and wonder how to store Pumpkin Dump Cake, there are several options depending on what topping you have chosen.

  • A naked dump cake can be stored on the counter for 2-3 days covered with plastic wrap or in an airtight container.
  • A cream cheese or whipped topping frosted pumpkin dump cake should be refrigerated. It will last in the refrigerator in an airtight container, or covered with plastic wrap, for about 5 days.

Can you Freeze Pumpkin Dump Cake?

No matter if you have used my cream cheese frosting, cool whip topping or if it is just naked, you can definitely freeze Pumpkin Dump Cake! You will be able to keep this in your freezer for 2-3 months, again in an airtight container. What a great way to keep this tasty treat on hand for when last-minute guests pop in!

While fall is the perfect time for enjoying pumpkin recipes, you can enjoy the flavor of pumpkin all year long! Add pumpkin puree or pumpkin pie spice to your favorite muffin, quick bread or cake recipe!

Be sure to share this easy and quick dessert recipe with all your friends!

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Pumpkin Dump Cake (3 Ingredient)

Pumpkin Dump Cake is super easy to make with only 3 ingredients. With warm and spicy flavors, this will become a favorite go-to fall dessert! 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 15 servings


9"x13" Baking Pan


  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 15 ounces pumpkin canned
  • 2 eggs


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x13 pan and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients with a mixer on medium until combined.
  • Spread into pan and bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool completely and serve with whipped cream if desired.



Store cake in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 166 | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 235mg | Potassium: 222mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 2445IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1.9mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American

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  1. I added cinnamon chips to the cake batter & made a sugar, brown sugar & cinnamon topping for the top of the cake. It was delicious!5 stars

  2. A super simple, delicious and moist cake. My family LOVED (made it before dinner, only one piece survived to morning). I topped with a cream cheese frosting to which I added 1/3 c caramel sauce and 1 tsp cinnamon.5 stars

  3. I tried this recipe a few weeks ago. I used vanilla bean cake because that’s all I had on hand. Added in some pumpkin pie spice and maple syrup as well. Topped with cool whip and cinnamon. It was a huge hit! My husband loved it.

    Plan on making it with a butter pecan cake mix soon to see how it comes out. :) Thank you for sharing!5 stars

  4. I made this for my Mah Jongg group and they loved it! I added about a half cup of semisweet chocolate chips to the batter. It’s an easy and successful recipe; try it!5 stars

  5. Hi! I’m about to make this and will be converting it to a gluten free version.

    One recommendation: For those of us converting from “typical” baking recipes to gluten free versions, it would help to give the ounces for the box of mix in the ingredient list. I haven’t bought a typical “box of cake mix” in 14 years so I don’t know what the size is without looking it up.

    The GF versions of many convenience foods and mixes is often not the same size, so including the actual amount can help your readers trying to do a conversion. And for this, it seems the typical size is roughly 15 ounces in weight.

    Thanks for this easy recipe and I can’t wait to try it!

    1. Thank you for the recommendation, Erika! Please let us know how the GF Pumpkin Dump Cake turns out for you! :)

  6. Holly, I love all your recipes! I added some chopped walnuts on top and I’ve been storing it in the refrigerator it reminds me of pumpkin pie! Also it reminds me of Starbucks pumpkin bread!5 stars