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Pumpkin Pie Cake Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Cake Recipe is ridiculously simple to make plus it tastes just like pumpkin pie! We love it. I especially love that it starts from a yellow cake mix because sometimes I just don’t have the time to bake from scratch. To the cake mix we add a few simple ingredients like butter, pumpkin puree, eggs, cinnamon, brown sugar, and pecans! 

Pumpkin Pie Cake Recipe is SO simple to make and tastes just like pumpkin pie! by

Why we love our Pumpkin Pie Cake Recipe

The holidays are a time for gathering together as family so from Thanksgiving to New Years we have all kinds of festive feasting happening. I love this recipe because it’s simple to make but tastes like I put hours of work into it!

All the love and not so much work sometimes is a good thing at the holidays! 

Ingredients for Pumpkin Pie Cake Recipe

  • yellow cake mix
  • eggs
  • butter
  • canned mashed pumpkin
  • white sugar
  • ground cinnamon
  • evaporated milk
  • butter
  • brown sugar
  • pecan pieces, optional

Pumpkin Pie Cake Recipe is SO simple to make and tastes just like pumpkin pie!  by

Helpful baking tips for higher elevations

  • If you live 3,000 feet above sea level or more it is considered high elevation and may take longer to cook/bake. 
  • Adjustments are needed for 5000+ feet and above:
  • Reduce baking powder: for each teaspoon, decrease 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon.
  • Reduce sugar: for each cup, decrease 2 tablespoons.
  • Increase liquid: for each cup, add 2 to 4 tablespoons.
  • Increase oven temperature by 25 degrees F.
  • Check if it is done a little early.
  • This takes some trial and error to get it right for you.

Learn more HERE


Yield: 12

Pumpkin Pie Cake Recipe

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Pumpkin Pie Cake Recipe is ridiculously simple to make plus it tastes just like pumpkin pie!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • Pumpkin Pie Cake
  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 (29 ounce) canned mashed pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coat a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray and then dust with flour.
  3. Reserve 1 cup of cake mix from package.
  4. In a mixing bowl combine remaining cake mix, melted butter, and 1 egg.
  5. Press mixture in the bottom of pan and up the sides to form a crust.
  6. In a large mixing bowl combine pumpkin, eggs, white sugar, cinnamon, and evaporated milk.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Pour over crust.
  9. Combine brown sugar and remaining cake mix.
  10. Cut in butter using two knives or a pastry blender until crumbly.
  11. Sprinkle over the filling.
  12. Top with pecans if desired.
  13. Bake 50 minutes.
  14. Cool on a rack.
  15. Refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 481Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 494mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 2gSugar: 48gProtein: 6g

More Pumpkin Recipes

Our Pumpkin Pie Cake Recipe is a delightful fall dessert that would be fun to take to any occasion this time of year.  

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  3. jacque says:

    5 stars
    just wanted to tell you I made this and it was the bomb! Thank you for this recipe it is a keeper!

    • Ruth says:

      Thanks for the fun comment 🙂 I LOVE to hear back on recipes… I’m so glad it was a hit! Stop by again soon xoxo~ Ruthie

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