Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

This delicious recipe came from my sister-in-law, just in time for the holidays. It is a great replacement for the traditional pumpkin pie. It is so simple since you use the pumpkin pie mix that already has all the spices in it.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (30 ounce) can pumpkin pie mix
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 18 14 ounces yellow cake mix
  • 12 cup margarine, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the first 3 ingredients.
  3. Pour pumpkin mixture into greased 13 X 9 inch pan.
  4. Sprinkle dry cake mix on top of pumpkin mixture.
  5. Drizzle melted margarine over cake mix.
  6. Bake for 50 minutes, or until top is golden brown.
Most Helpful

Thank you so much for posting this recipe so I don't have to dig through my recipes to find it! I've had this recipe for almost 20 years and it's ALWAYS a hit. My recipe calls for cream cheese frosting. We have done that a couple of times, but when we do it's so rich you can't hardly stand it. The way you have it listed is PERFECT!

gypsygirl77 November 28, 2013

This is a very yummy dessert, and will be replacing pumpkin pie for our holiday dinners. I used melted butter, but think margarine might be a better way to go, as it was very rich with the butter. I agree with Stephanie's review on the sweet part, and instead of a prepared whipped topping we used tonight (which made it even sweeter of course), I'll do a partially whipped pouring cream - unsweetened for the holidays. We didn't use nuts due to family preference, but it would help even out the sweetness a lot I'm sure. Nice recipe - easy and quick to throw in the oven.

SHARI1 October 15, 2012

WOW!! This was amazing! I did not have a yellow cake mix, so I used the recipe, I creamed the butter and sugar together, then added the b. powder, salt, and then flower. Mixing it well, and it was very crumbly. Then, after mixing the ingredients from this recipe, I sprinkled the "cake mix" over the top and baked it. It was a little sweet, but very very good. I did not have to drizzle any butter on top, because the amount of butter in the cake mix. I recommend this to everyone! It's great! Thanks for posting Okie...

Stephanie Daley August 18, 2009