Bake A Delicious Pumpkin Pie Crunch Cake

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pumpkin pie crunch cake

Pumpkin Pie Crunch – Not A Traditional Pumpkin Dish

Do you  love pumpkin pie? You may want to try this pumpkin pie crunch recipe. It has the deliciousness of a pumpkin pie, with a crunchy cake topping.

If you are looking for an alternative to your traditional pie for Thanksgiving or your Fall family gathering, this recipe is worth checking out. You can take it to office parties and even make it for an alternative birthday cake (we make pumpkin pie for my husband for his birthday).  Serve with a little whipped cream on top or a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy. You may want to even try our pumpkin bundt cake recipe.

If you cook your own pie pumpkins, it’s an inexpensive recipe to make and you can claim this recipe semi-homemade.

We bake this in a 9×13 pan or 8x8x pan.  Depending on the size of your pan, it’s either deeper or smaller portions.  So if you have to feed more people, use the 9×13.  Want to keep it all to yourself, use the 8×8 pan.  Note the 8×8 pan will be completely full, so use caution carrying it to the oven. Use a baking sheet to keep any clean up confined to the baking sheet.

beat eggs sugar milk


Is This a Pumpkin Dump Cake?

When we think of dump cake, it involves not mixing any ingredients.  You are mixing the pumpkin together and then dumping everything else. So, it’s sort of a dump cake.

pumpkin in bowl

Is This a Pumpkin Pie?

This dessert has a layer of pumpkin pie on the bottom and a delicious crispy cake topping. Some call it a pumpkin dump cake.

bowl with pumpkin mix

Is The Pumpkin Mix Supposed To Be Runny?

Yes, the pumpkin portion is going to look like a soup.  It’s ok.  It will absorb into the spice cake and created a delicious crust.

spreading cake mix over pumpkin

Can This Cake Be Ate Warm?

It’s best to let the cool to allow the pumpkin pie portion to set.

melted butter over cake mix

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Pumpkin Pie Crunch Cake

Take your pumpkin pie to another level. Enjoy this pumpkin pie crunch recipe. A bit cake, a bit pie all rolled into one delicious dessert.
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Regina Sober


  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin pie (or 2 cups pumpkin puree)
  • 1 12 oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1./2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
  • 1 box spiced cake
  • 1 cup melted butter


  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
  • In a large bowl, mix the evaporated milk, sugar, eggs and then add the can of pumpkin and pumpkin spice and blend together.
  • Spray your pan and then pour the mix into the pan. You can use a 9x13 pan or 8x8 baking pan. The 8x8 pan will be very full and you may want to place a baking sheet under it when you put it in the oven.
  • Open the spice cake mix and sprinkle on top of the pumpkin mixture as evenly as possible.
  • Melt the butter into a large pitcher and pour over the powdered cake.
  • Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 25 minutes, or until the pie below the crust is firm.
  • Allow to cool before serving, the pie needs to set up like a normal pumpkin pie would (it needs to solidify) .
  • Serve with whipped cream and try to share.


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Delicious alternative to pumpkin pie, if you don't like the crust. Check out this pumpkin pie crunch

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