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Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe

This Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe is so easy - and so magical all at once! 
Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Pumpkin Topping Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water


  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and all of the delicious fall spices
    Add the pumpkin, oil, and vanilla to the dry mixture
    Stir with a spatula until blended
    Spread into a sprayed 9″ square pan
    Mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon
    Sprinkle this dry mixture evenly over the batter
    Microwave water until hot to the tough about 1 1/2 to two minutes
    Pour the hot water over the top of the cinnamon/brown sugar mixture
    Bake at 350° for about 50 minutes
    This is where the magic happens
    The cake will rise to the top and it will be baked, but there will be a sauce under the cake
    Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and drizzle the sauce over the ice cream – YUM!