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Easy Pumpkin Pudding Cake Recipe

This easy pumpkin pudding cake recipe tastes like pumpkin pie but way better! Just 6 ingredients to dump in and bake this Fall pudding cake to moist perfection. Best Fall dessert for a brunch, breakfast or dessert with your family and friends.

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Have you ever made a pudding cake before? Since it’s Fall I am all about this easy pumpkin pudding cake! It is really moist like a pumpkin pie with a similar flavor but more of a cake texture and a lot easier to bake if you ask me. Now on the list as one of our favorite easy dump cake recipes! (originally published 8/18, affiliate links present)

Pumpkin Pudding Cake

With just 6 ingredients total pumpkin pudding cake is really easy to throw together for dessert or to take to a potluck! Alone is fabulous but topped with a bit of vanilla ice cream and seriously this is the most amazing pumpkin recipe you’ll make this season, well other than my caramel pumpkin monkey bread of course. 😉

You can serve it warm and fresh or ahead of time, refrigerate and take to a potluck to share as well. Either way it is a delicious slice of Fall flavors and easy to make as a cake mix recipe which we love.

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Pumpkin Pudding Cake Yellow Cake Mix

You can use any type of mix you like, yellow or spice is what I use. See how moist it is! I adapted my recipe from this one that was cooked in a crockpot, but I wanted to use my oven this time. It’s a bit addictive I must tell you, but easy enough to make it year round if you’re a pumpkin fanatic like I am!

Some cook with hot water involved but this one doesn’t and I think it comes out better.

  • You can always find cans of pumpkin puree in the store but I tend to stock up on a few extra cans when they’re super cheap in August or so. That way I can keep them in the cupboard for future months.

Similar to a pumpkin dump cake, this is just a matter of mixing all the ingredients together, spreading it in a cake pan, and baking it for 35 minutes.

  • Just long enough to cook but still remain REALLY moist, even on the end pieces.

That is it! Ok, add vanilla ice cream to the list if you want it to be over the top delciousness to the max!

pumpkin pudding cake

Easy Pumpkin Pudding Cake Recipe

You can certainly make your own puree if you have the time. I have done both and will say that since you are adding other ingredients you can’t tell the difference if you ask me.

  1. 1 can pumpkin
    1. or you can make homemade pumpkin puree in less than 20 min.
  2. Box vanilla pudding mix
  3. 1 box spice cake mix
    1. yellow cake mix + pumpkin pie spice could be used, but not as good
  4. 1/2 cup heavy cream (I have used milk or almond milk and it was delicious also)
  5. milk
  6. butter
  7. 9×13″ baking dish / cake pan
  8. Large bowl
  9. Scoop of ice cream / whipped cream & caramel sauce on top – optional
  10. Could mix 3/4 cup brown sugar and nuts together and sprinkle on top for a crumble of sorts on top of cake batter if you’d like. 

After you make this and I’ve convinced you that dump cakes and anything pumpkin is addicting, you should try our pumpkin pie dump cake!

Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake

Jello Pumpkin Spice Pudding Cake Recipe

#1 thing to remember – Do NOT overbake it. You want it just firm enough in the middle to be done, when a toothpick inserted comes out mostly clean with just a bit of goo on it. Then allow to cool in the pan to further firm up.

If you love custard too this magic custard cake is a winner and just as moist as our pumpkin pudding cake is.

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Here are a few questions you might have before you get started;

What does adding pudding to cake mix do?

It makes it over the top incredibly moist! You know that pumpkin pie consistency, it is a bit like that but stiffer. We love doing this with all different kinds of flavors.

How do I make pudding cake?

This recipe will show you how to make one with pumpkin and spice cake mix. Our Banana pudding cake with yellow cake mix is truly amazing too with slices of fresh fruit inside!

Do you refrigerate pudding cake?

If you have leftovers I would cover and store in the fridge until you’re ready to eat it yes. I do not warm it back up rather I eat it cold, sometimes for breakfast even!

To get started you; Mix together the spice cake mix and vanilla pudding mix. Add in your melted butter, milk, heavy cream (if you don’t have heavy cream you can use milk instead) and pumpkin. Mix well with a spoon until powder is mixed in well. Spray non stick spray into a cake pan and spoon in your cake mixture. Spread evenly in pan.

In a preheated oven, bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes so it firms up and slices easier. Cut into squares and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top when cake is still warm, it is delicious!

I have a printable recipe card at the bottom of this post but here is a quick rundown step by step.

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Easy Pumpkin Pudding Cake Recipe

This easy pumpkin pudding cake recipe tastes like pumpkin pie but way better! Just 6 ingredients to dump in and bake to moist perfection. Best Fall dessert!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, easy, pudding, pumpkin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 332kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix together the spice cake mix and vanilla pudding mix.
  • Add in your melted butter, milk, heavy cream (if you don’t have heavy cream you can use milk instead) and pumpkin. Mix well with a spoon until powder is mixed in well.
  • Spray non stick spray into a cake pan and spoon in your cake mixture. Spread evenly in pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
  • Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes so it firms up and slices easier.
  • Cut into squares and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top when cake is still warm, it is delicious!

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Pumpkin Pudding Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 332 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 413mg18%
Potassium 181mg5%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 420IU8%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Bryan

Saturday 20th of November 2021

can i use a bund cake pan?

Lurah

Thursday 5th of October 2023

@Bryan, By all means a Bundt pan is more suitable for this to have it come out in an attractive shape and then sprinkle powdered sugar on each slice before serving. You may need to lower the temp and bake it longer, as much as up to an hour if the pan is heavy cast. Lurah

The Typical Mom

Saturday 20th of November 2021

I haven't done that so I don't know if it would alter the cook time

Liz

Thursday 20th of August 2020

I'm already excited about pumpkin recipes and I know it's technically still summer but I can't wait! This easy cake is PERFECT for my family!

The Typical Mom

Thursday 20th of August 2020

Yay

Nellie Tracy

Thursday 20th of August 2020

This is one of the best fall desserts I've had! Love love love this cake!

Lauren

Saturday 5th of October 2019

Do you keep it in the refrigerator?

The Typical Mom

Saturday 5th of October 2019

You could

Sandy

Wednesday 21st of February 2018

Do you use instant or cooked vanilla pudding mix?

The Typical Mom

Thursday 22nd of February 2018

Instant

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