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Pumpkin Dump Cake

This Pumpkin Cake is going to be your favorite autumn dessert!





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This is probably my favorite cake, ever. With that being said, I must tell you that I am not a big fan of pumpkin. I don’t count down the days until it’s “pumpkin everything” season. I’ll put my pumpkin out on the front porch for Halloween, but other than that, I’m just meh about pumpkin. But this cake….wow! There is no overbearing pumpkin taste, whatsoever.



My cousin, Debbie, brought it one year for our traditional Day After Thanksgiving Second Thanksgiving Celebration (which we sadly haven’t done recently. Not really sure why, but it is missed.) It was amazing! My oldest son, who I don’t think has ever enjoyed a piece of cake in his life, ate it up and asked me to make it for him. That’s how good it is. I don’t beg people for recipes, but I pleaded with Debbie to give me this one. She emailed it, and I swear it is the oldest saved email in my inbox, still starred, sitting down there at the bottom of the page from over 5 years ago. I printed it for my recipe box, and now it will be here online, and yet I’ll keep it in my email inbox to safeguard, just in case the internet crashes and my recipe box gets lost. Again, it’s that good.



Pumpkin Dump Cake Mixing and Baking



This cake is made in a bundt pan. A bundt cake is more dense, takes longer to bake and has a thicker crust than a traditional pan cake. It also makes for a beautiful presentation once iced or powdered. 





As I mentioned, I first had it at Thanksgiving. It’s perfect for a holiday dessert. It travels well and it feeds a fair amount, so it’s ideal to bring to your holiday parties. I made it twice for get-togethers this past holiday season.  I even gave it to my co-workers as a little holiday gift this year by putting it in cute little decorative paper loaf pans that I found Amazon.



Pumpkin Dump Cake



  • I would recommend making the frosting immediately before you are ready to pour it over top, otherwise it will harden on you.



  • Cake can be kept in the fridge up to 5 days, in a sealed container.



  • Switch up the icing for a change. Chocolate or caramel sauce goes well, or keep it simple and shake a little powdered sugar over the top.



This pumpkin dump cake is truly delicious….but don’t take my word for it, try it for yourself and see!



Pumpkin Dump Cake


I know you’re going to love this Pumpkin Dump Cake as much as I do!



For another fantastic cake, check out: Triple Layer Chocolate Cake



Leave me a comment below or snap a photo of your pumpkin dump cake and tag @coolbeanliving on Instagram. I’d love to see it!




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Pumpkin Dump Cake

Pin Recipe
This heavenly pumpkin dump cake is the perfect ending to any holiday meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: cake, chocolate chips, dump, eggs, flour, frosting, holiday, pumpkin, sugar, thanksgiving
Servings: 12 servings
Author: MaryJo Scamurra


  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 bundt pan


  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp milk


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease bundt pan and lightly flour.
  • In large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  • Add beaten eggs, oil, pumpkin, and chocolate chips. Mix well in bowl for 3 - 4 minutes.
  • Pour into bundt pan but do not spread mixture with a spoon. Instead, tap sides of pan to spread around.
  • Bake for one hour and ten minutes.
  • Let cool before removing from pan. Once cooled, turned pan upside down over large plate.
  • Mix together powdered sugar, vanilla and milk for the topping. Drizzle the icing over the top of the cake.


Pumpkin Cake


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