This cake is more like a pumpkin pie with a crunchy pecan streusel layer on top made with yellow cake mix, just to be clear. Is anyone else a yellow cake mix fan like I am?
Many birthday cakes growing up were made with a good old fashioned yellow cake and I still like the flavor to this day. I’ve also seen similar recipes to this one that use a spice cake mix, so if that is more your flavor profile, go for it. The pumpkin layer is bursting with that pumpkin spice flavor.
Pumpkin Crunch Dump Cake
This Pumpkin Crunch Dump Cake is simple to make and the perfect recipe for Thanksgiving dessert.
Serves: 12 servings
1 (29 ounce) can pumpkin puree
¾ cup half and half
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
½ teaspoon salt
1 (15.25 ounce) yellow cake mix
½ cup pecans, roughly chopped
½ cup melted butter
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan and set aside. Whisk together the pumpkin, half and half, eggs, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Pour into the greased pan.
Sprinkle with the dry cake mix and top with chopped pecans. Last, drizzle melted butter over everything.
Bake at 350 F for 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool and serve with whipped cream.