Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

What do you do when you need a holiday dessert and you need it fast? You whip up a moist delicious cake! This is wounderful and you're guests are sure to love this. You can serve ala mode with a dallop of whipped cream.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat Oven to 350'.
  2. Mix all except cake mix and butter until blended.
  3. Transfer to an ungreased 9x13 pan, and sprinkle dry cake mix over entire mixture.
  4. Then pour melted butter over cake mix.
  5. Bake at 350' for 45 minutes to 1 hour but no longer.
  6. Cool before serving.
Most Helpful

My youngest son loves pumpkin pie. I usually make a couple each Thanksgiving. I'm not a piecrust master and didn't have any packaged ones. So I decided to do this instead. It was a very big hit with everyone. Just a little too sweet for my taste, I'll reduce the sugar next time and maybe experiment with some toasted nuts sprinkled over servings for a little more texture. Paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, this was The Bomb!

Shelia T November 28, 2014

Made this to take to a family Christmas dinner. Got lots of approval and several requests for the recipe. I did substitute 1/4 tsp cloves for the nutmeg. (Not a fan of nutmeg), and I added 1 cup of chopped pecans to the top of cake before baking. Baked the cake for 55 minutes, because the center still looked a little runny after 45 minutes. Served the cake while still a little warm and topped with whip cream. Sensational! Thanks for sharing!

TheGrumpyChef December 26, 2008

This dump cake is a little more work than the standard dump cake recipe, but it's worth it. It would be a hard recipe to mess up. No need to measure everything exactly. Like me, you can use regular milk if you don't have evaporated milk on hand (or you can find a recipe for evaporated milk on zaar, but it's more work than it's worth). It'd be good with some granola or something crunchy on the top for texture.

Scrambled Mama October 23, 2008