Pumpkin Layer Dessert

Welcome to another {taste this} here at shaken together!  This is the second recipe in my fall baking series (golden oatmeal muffins are here if you missed them) and this delicious 3 layer pumpkin dessert comes straight from my grandma’s kitchen!  

As you know, I love desserts that are quick, easy and tasty and this recipe meets all 3 of those requirements!!  Let’s get started …

I love that this dessert combines layers of three different sweets:  cake, pie and crumble!

Cake Layer
1 box yellow/golden butter cake mix (reserve 1 cup of the dry mix)
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted
2 eggs

Mix together and spread into the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan.

Pumpkin Pie Layer
2 eggs
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 large can  (30 oz.) pumpkin pie mix

Mix together and pour over cake mix layer.

Crumble Topping Layer
1 cup reserved dry cake mix
1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 tablespoons butter

Cut the butter into the dry ingredients until crumbly.  Sprinkle over pumpkin layer.

Bake at 350* for about 40 minutes or until middle is firm and a toothpick comes out clean. 

The bottom cake layer is fluffy, the pumpkin pie layer is rich and filled with fall spices and the crumble layer is the perfect sweet finish!  This would be a surprise twist on pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving or a sweet and spicy addition to any fall brunch! 

I am sharing this recipe at the {holiday sweet swap} – my holiday/seasonal link party that is open through December 31st!  Need a recipe?  Have a recipe?  SHARE a recipe!  Please come join the fun!  I’ll be featuring some of my favorites on Pinterest and Facebook and my two fantastic co-hosts each month will also feature recipes and share the word about the party!


  1. Looks super yummy, I love anything and everything pumpkin!!

  2. I’ve made something similar to this before but they called it Pumpkin Dump Cake. Whatever you call it, it’s good!

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  4. Keri, that looks absolutely delicious, I love anything pumpkin.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe, I’ll
    have to try it. Kathi

  5. OMG YUM!! I am seriously trying hard not to lick the computer screen! Can’t wait to try this one…

    I’m visiting from the Sugar Bee’s “Take a Look Tuesday” linky party, I hope you’ll pop by my blog and say hello!


    I also have a linky party every Tuesday and would love it if you’d link up your tutorial, I’m featuring recipes this week! :) xoxo

  6. Oh my heck! This looks heavenly. I pinned because I NEED to make this!!!

  7. Mine is in the oven right now! Can’t wait to taste it…

  8. I LOVE the layer idea! Your pie looks amazing. Would you come over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and share your yummy pie recipe with us?
    I hope to see you there!

  9. Mmm looks delicious, never seen this before! already a gfc follower, Karima :)

  10. Oh wow! This is a must try recipe! I love anything pumpkin! Thanks for sharing!
    Stephanie @ Ladywiththeredrocker.wordpress.com

  11. gonna make this weekend, YUM, noticed you don’t ‘grease’ can pan. Is this correct?, just wanted to be sure. THANKS, LESA

  12. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Mmmmm, now THIS looks scrumptious! I love easy and delicious too :-)

    Michael Ann
    The Big Green Bowl

  14. oh man! I am truly drooling! I can smell the topping browning…

  15. What a great recipe!

  16. We make a recipe very similar to this and it’s one of our favorites! We’ve started to make it for Thanksgiving instead of pumpkin pie! So yummy!

  17. Oh Yummy! This sounds like a recipe that my Mom used to make… my mouth is watering!

  18. ::drooling::

    wow, this looks absolutely amazing!

  19. this is just a bit different than my favorite pumpkin recipe the pumpkin dump cake come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  20. Well that looks tasty! I’m saving this to try out soon!

  21. Mmmm… This dessert looks great for fall. I think that my grandma used to make this, too.

    We are link neighbor’s on Jen’s Weekend Wrap-Up Party. That’s how I found you.

  22. Found your link at Funky Junk and I’m saving this recipe. I think it looks delicious and I bet my family will love it!

  23. I love fall recipes & this looks yummy! I would love for you to link this up to My Favorite Things Halloween Party going on all month! I hope to see you there!

  24. This looks so delicious!! Ive gotta make it. Im pinning it and following your blog! Visiting from http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com Come by and give us a visit some time :)

  25. So yummy! That is a really great tutorial for the rest of us! I would love to give this a try! I am so happy you shared this @ Show & Share! Hope to see more from you!

  26. Looks delish! My family would love this one.

  27. I will be featuring this on my blog tonight! Feel free to stop by and grab a button, and link up anything new you have been working on! : )


  28. Oh wow, yum! This looks so delicious. Can’t wait to try the recipe.

    Pinning on pinterest.

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  29. YUM! This looks sooooo yummy and so pretty! I would LOVE to bring that to a fancy party to show off (and by fancy, I mean, tailgating)! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

  30. Hi Keri, thanks for sharing the very simple and delicious recipe for pumpkin layer dessert. I will have to make this one. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  31. it looks positively perfect! I’ve linked to your post here: http://dollarstoremom.com/2011/11/pinterest-picks-16/

  32. Hi. Just now ran across this recipe which looks delicious, and I’m hoping that you can take a moment of your time to reply to this, Does this cake have to be refrigerated after it’s made? Thanks!!

  33. My mom makes a dessert cake identical to this recipe. My favorite pumpkin dessert!

  34. I just made this today and it is incredibly balanced and delicious!! I did add some dried instant oatmeal to the crumbly topping and served with cool whip. Truly an awesome Fall dessert that I look forward to making at family gatherings. Thank you! :)

  35. Can I put this together, refrigerate, and bake the next morning? I don’t want to cook ahead and have the topping get soft since pumpkin desserts usually need to be stored in frig.

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