Great Pumpkin Dessert Recipe
- 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
- 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
- 3/4 cup butter, melted
- 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts
- Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream
- 1. In a large bowl, beat first five ingredients until smooth.
- 2. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with cake mix and drizzle with butter. Top with walnuts.
- 3. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream. Yield: 16 servings.
1 piece: 385 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 326mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.
Reviews for Great Pumpkin Dessert
"This was very tasty and easy. I used half the sugar and half the butter, which was perfect--not too sweet and fewer calories."
"I did not add the cup of sugar, it was plenty sweet without it."
"Great easy recipe and tasted great."
"Super simple and super delicious!! Love this and so does everyone I serve it to! Have made this several times already and sometimes have added coarsely crushed gingersnaps on top before baking - so good!!"
"What a wonderful (and easy) recipe! I had some frozen pumpkin puree that I made last Fall and decided to use that instead of canned.... so, I used 2 cups of pumpkin puree instead of the 15 ounce can .... I also used just 2 eggs (that's all I had!) ....... I used light brown sugar instead of white and only 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice. The final change I made?? I used a spice cake mix instead of yellow cake as I had that cake mix on hand. I must say, the end result was VERY tasty ..... a very nice layer on the bottom of pumpkin (almost like pumpkin pie) topped with a thin layer of cake (with some crunchy spots...), finished off with the richness from the butter and the crunch of the walnuts.... This will definitely be on my list of things to make for the Holidays."
"So many good reviews thought this would be a winner. Wrong. It was horrible. The pumpkin base was missing something. The cake mix never turned into cake. It was just dry powdered cake mix. (actually making the batter would've been better). Good thing we even sprinkled praline and peanuts on top so somewhat edible. Ice cream too."
"I make this every fall. But we have always called it Pumpkin Delight. It is delicious."
"I screwed up while I was making this recipe. I added the cake mix into the other ingredients. It was too late to do anything about it, so I put that mixture into the pan and then made an oatmeal crunch topping and sprinkled that on top before I baked. I also added some raisins. It turned out awesome. Everyone loved. Will make it this way again!! :~)))"
"It's YUMMY! I'm wondering if this needs to be refrigerated after baking."
"I used a little less sugar, around 1/2 cup - 3/4 of a cup since I was afraid a whole cup would make this too sweet. This turned out delicious and I received many complements and will be making it again for Thanksgiving."
"I followed the recipe exactly- came out delicious!! Served warm with vanilla ice cream. Everyone raved :)"
"Great Dump cake recipe. I did make a small change to the recipe, I added 1/2 cup of heath bar chips to the topping. Added a great taste and texture."
"This recipe is awesome! Have made it many times. Took it to a fall get-together and everyone wanted the recipe. Thank you for sharing"
"I made this and then only had a small piece. My husband liked it, not sure what the neighbors thought. I'll make it again as it was pretty simple, and the small piece I had was good. Wish I'd had more so I could rate this with a more helpful review."
"Love this dessert. Made it for the first time and used Carrot cake mix, which turned out well. I did reduce the sugar in half as well as the butter. It turned out quite well. Very pleased with something this tasty being so easy to make! Am planning to make it for friend's birthday, in a few weeks. Will use a Gluten Free cake mix with that one, as many of my friends are gluten free."
"Delicious, Especially when you use a Butter Pecan cake mix and pecans on top."
"This is a favorite at our house but the one cup of sugar makes it way too sweet. The cake mix adds a lot of sweetness to this recipe. I like to taste the flavors of the pumpkin, not have it overloaded with sugar. therefore, I only use a scant 1/4 cup of sugar, also use pecans."
"I found this recipe in ToH magazine several years ago and my whole family loves it! It's so easy to prepare and tastes delicious! My husband requests it (and prefers it over traditional pumpkin pie) for every Thanksgiving . The only thing I've found is that the nuts get a little burned if you cook this for an hour. So I usually cover it with foil or I wait to throw the nuts on in the last 20-30 minutes of baking. Thanks ToH for another great recipe!"
"I have been making this exact recipe for 35 years. It always gets a compliment. Sometimes I think it gets to salty so if I have it I use unsalted butter to pour over the top. Pecans work nicely also. Enjoy!"
"I make this a lot. I love it with chocolate drizzled on it."
"I didn't have good luck with this recipe - by the time the filling was cooked, the topping and nuts were over cooked and it didn't hold together well when cut; however, the flavor was great."
"One of our favorites. I have been making this for a few years and have not had a failure yet! Very easy too."
"Oh my word this was so good! Only thing I did different is I used a teaspoon and a half of cinnamon and a teaspoon and a half of nutmeg bc I didn't have any pumpkin pie spice...between two of us we ate a third of the pan in one night!"
"Delicious! easy! I made it for a church meeting tonight and everyone loved it! A definite keeper."
"Tips: Substituted 1/4t stevia for 6T of the sugar. Used home grown & frozen pumpkin so using a blender created a smooth batter not achieved with the mixer. A great recipe for using an out of date cake mix."
"A great alternative to traditional pumpkin pie. I substituted pecans, and also sprinkled brown sugar on top. However, I would recommend using unsalted butter for the topping. Still delicious, but a little too salty for our taste since I used regular, salted butter. Still an all-around wonderful dessert!"
"This is great as-is, but I was wondering if anyone had tried it with spice cake mix instead of yellow?"
"I have been making this for years, ever since I first saw it in Taste of Home, we all like it and it is easy, I also use pecans at times."
"Have been making this recipe for years. SO easy!! Often requested, I have also used pecans on top ~ delicious!"
"A little disappointed... Pumpkin pie is better."
"Very easy. A huge hit with everyone that tried it. It only took 5 minutes to throw together."
"easy, and everyone loved it - including my husband, who doesn't eat sweets."
"The college boys liked this a lot!!"
"Oh so easy and delicious! A keeper for me and my family. You must try it!"
"Super easy and delicious!!!!!"
"This was very good. Did not have walnuts, used pecans. yum."
"Absolutely amazing, my mom and I have made this for years!"
"Absolutely delicious!!! And so easy to make!! One of those rare dishes thats actually worth the calories!!!!"
"The first time I served this was at a Thanksgiving pot luck, and everyone kept referring to "that good pumpkin stuff". My 8 year old grandson even bragged about it to his other grandma, and she had to have the recipe!"
"Everyone loved this dessert. It's definitely going to be a family tradition!"
"The first time I had this, it was served at a small potluck. The noises around the table told the story!"
"I make this everyfall, for family and potlucks. Everyone likes it."
"I made this for our homegroup and everyone loved it! I will definitely make it again, because I love pumpkin desserts. Definitely a keeper."
"The BEST!!! I have been making this for years and each time I make it everybody wants the recipe. My friends and family beg for this around the holidays."
"I make this every Thanksgiving, we love it!"
"Our Public Service bill had a copy of this (or one similiar) in it. One of the girls at church made it and took a cheese cake filling and adapted it by sandwiching it between the top crunch and filling. Yummy!!"
"So easy to make with ingredients I usually have on hand. Everyone loves this and asks for it over and over. It always disappears quickly!"
"Great recipe! easy to make. The hard part is waiting until it is ready to eat! YUMMY!!!!"
"tried this recipe when it came out in taste of home magazine a few years back. i have made it every year since. it is so good. definitely a keeper."
"This is a very popular desert in our home. Super easy to make. We love it!"
"This is truely on of the best recipes I have tasted. I can't wait to share it."
"I made this dessert for work and got rave reviews. Everyone loved it.........."