Great Pumpkin Dessert

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  • Published Aug 12th
  • Servings24
  • Calories261
This is a very easy cake made with canned pumpkin and yellow cake mix. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Great Pumpkin Dessert Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Great Pumpkin Dessert for 24 servings:

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts

Great Pumpkin Dessert Cooking Instructions

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The following are the steps to cook Great Pumpkin Dessert easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. 2 In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, milk, eggs, sugar and spice. Mix well, and pour into a 9x13 inch pan.
  3. 3 Sprinkle dry cake mix over the top, then drizzle with melted butter. Top with walnuts.
  4. 4 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 261 calories; 14.9 grams of fat; 29.4 grams of carbohydrates; 4.2 grams of protein; 43 milligrams of cholesterol; 251 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Oct 21st 2007

    I make this recipe all the time. However I've done a couple of things differently. I add about 2 teaspoons of cinnamon with the pumpkin pie spice. I also use Almonds in place of the walnu ...

  2. Mar 13th 2007

    This is a great recipe! I love how fast and easy it is! Next time I think I might substitute some brown sugar for some of the white sugar and cut the butter into the cake mix and then spri ...

  3. Oct 18th 2006

    I've made this pumpkin cake many times, but I use a spice cake mix. What a spicy treat--everyone loved it better thank the yellow cake mix.

  4. Feb 9th 2006

    Wow! This is delicious! As other reviewers suggested, I used 1 cup of melted butter instead of the 3/4 cup and added 1 teaspoon cinnamon. I think that this really made a difference in the ...

  5. Nov 27th 2005

    It seems like people are using a cup of butter, but I actually used less than 3/4 cup. It still came out good, but it was A LOT better 2-3 days after. The top was hard and crunchy the first ...

  6. Nov 21st 2005

    I made this for my company Thanksgiving party and everyone raved about it(well, everyone except those who don't like pumpkin). I used a cup of butter like everyone suggested and when it firs ...

  7. Feb 20th 2003

    I took this to a Church cooking group meeting and everyone loved it. I did add a lot of extra spice to the pumpkin mixture. I added a tablespoon of Cinnamon and a tsp of cloves in addition ...

  8. Oct 23rd 2002

    The pumpkin part turned out GREAT but the cake topping was only ok. If I make it again, I will increase the melted butter to a full cup. Half of the cake topping was still powder with the ...

  9. Nov 21st 2001

    Move over, pumpkin pie! So easy and soooo good. I have made this cake twice, and I prefer to use pecans instead of walnuts. For some reason this cake is much, much better if it sits a day o ...