By Marg (CaymanDesigns) on October 23, 1999
Photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
Photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
"Several reviewers complain about the recipe being too sweet and/or too buttery as originally written. I've included the amounts I use, which I think are 'just right'. Also, since I usually don't have pumpkin pie spice in the house, I use 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, 1/4 tsp. cloves and 1/2 tsp. ginger instead. (Tip: Using 2/3 of the cake mix instead of half makes it easy to make 8 cupcakes with the remaining box since the mix calls for 3 eggs.)"
Serving Size: 1 (105 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 20
"An outstanding easy, delicious recipe that everyone loves!!! I have taken this to several parties and it is loved by everyone. It is a must that you bake it in a 9 x 13 pan and serve with whip cream"
"this is VERY easy and oh so YUMMY!!!!! a family favorite!!!!!"
"i served this to my card club this month, they all loved it and asked for the recipe. i give it a 5 star rating"
"My family has been making variations of this recipe for years. I use spice cake, about a cup of sugar, a stick of butter (we prefer rich desserts during the holidays), and walnuts. This is indeed a forgiving recipe, so by all means adjust to your own tastes. It's very good with a dollop of whipped cream or a little ice cream."
"This was absolutely delicious! I read the reviews and decided it was going to be too sweet for me also, so I did change some of the ingredients. I did it differently than most reviewers. I figured cake mix has the right amount of sugar if you like cake so I cut the sugar added to the pumpkin to 3/4 cup and used 3/4 of the cake mix and a little over half the butter. It turned out perfect!!"
"Where is the button for ten stars? I absolutely love this dessert and I make it every year. Smooth pumpkin on the bottom with a crunchy nut topping, and creamy whipped topping. UMM! Fantastic recipe! Thanks!"
"I've never made a "dump cake" before and found it very odd to sprinkle the dry cake mix on top and then stick it into the oven. However, it turned out great! I only used half of the cake mix based upon reviews from others that it was too sweet and I think that was a good call. I also only used maybe only 1/4 of the butter in the recipe. The full amount seemed insane! Even with the alterations it was great. Everyone loved it and raved about it and the entire pan was gone within an hour."
"REALLY Yummy!!!! I made 1/2 with pecans and 1/2 without! Whole family loved it! I will make it around holidays to take to family events"
"This was a smash hit at my Thanksgiving dinner. The kids went wild over it. Topped with whipped cream and enjoyed every bite!"
"Very easy to make, and smells delicious! I haven't cut into it yet though :)"
"Wonderful dessert! Nobody in my family, myself included, cares much for nuts in dishes such as these; so I left the pecans out. I have given this recipe out to people every time I have made it for a gathering. My mother even had people calling her for the recipe after she took it somewhere! I'm going to start just bringing copies of it with me! I use half the butter and cake mix called for. Good pumpkin dessert!"
"I have to agree with using 1/2 the cake mix and 1/2 the butter. This is basically a pumpkin pie "dump" cake-- and for dump cakes I also use the 1/2 box cake mix and 1/2 cup butter. Really tasty and easy enough for my 9 year old DS to make for his contribution to Thanksgiving."
"WOW!! I made this for my Thanksgiving desert, and this will be served in place of pumpkin pie from now on. It helps to reduce the cake mix and butter or margarine by half, so it's not overwhelmingly buttery or sweet, and it leaves more of a pumpkin layer instead of a bar type dessert."
"I'm so sorry, but we didn't care for this. It was just okay for the first few bites, but then it started tasting way too buttery. My husband even referred to it as "that butter stuff.""
"I loved this too, but agree that it could use about half of the cake mix for my family's taste... a wee bit too sweet. Thanks for sharing. We will definitely make this again."
"I've made this a few times now. My father will only eat pumpkin pie for dessert at every holiday until I brought this over and he tried it. Now he won't eat my pies anymore!!! This was very good! I've tired it with 1/2 the cake mix called for and with the full amount. My mom with the sweet tooth loved the full amount. I like it better with a little less, about 2/3rds. It just depends on the level of sweetness you prefer. Great recipe! Thanks for posting it!"
"I cannot believe I forgot to rate this last year! This is so delicious. I made this for dessert on Christmas Eve and got rave reviews. A lot of my guests did not like pumpkin pie or pumpkin. I am an avid lover and was looking for something to win them over. This did the trick! It is not too sweet and is so incredible. Thank you so much for sharing!"
"This was definitely a 5. What a great recipe. Made it for a party and it was a great success. I did cut the butter in half and used half of the cake as suggested by other people. It was excellent. Thanks for the recipe, it is one I will keep and make many times."
"I love this recipe. I made this for my 1st time this past Easter and my family ate 2 whole pies. I did however only use 1/2 of the butter and 1/2 of the cake mix and put the ingredients into 2 pie shells. It still tastes GREAT and I will make it many more times."
"Delicious - I have been looking for a new way to make pumpkin pie and this is definitely a keeper! Thanks!"