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Pumpkin Pie Cake From Scratch without a Cake Mix

Have you seen the recipe for pumpkin pie cake but didn’t want to make it because it contained a cake mix? Today I have a version of that cake but without the mix. This Pumpkin Pie Cake from scratch without a cake mix is just as quick and easy to make as the regular version.

Pumpkin Pie Cake without Cake Mix

There are many versions of pumpkin pie cake. You might have even seen some of them. They are basically a version of a dump cake, but with a crust like layer on both the top and bottom.

All of the recipes for pumpkin pie cake that I have seen call for a cake mix. I don’t mind using an occasional cake mix, but I love making things from scratch if I can.

pumpkin pie cake without cake mix

For this recipe I used the same basic idea that I used for my pumpkin dump cake without the cake mix, but changed it up so that there was a crust like layer on the top and bottom.

pumpkin pie cake

If you need a simple fall or Thanksgiving dessert give this a try. I also have a gluten free version for you so if you are gluten free be sure to check out my Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Cake without Cake Mix.

Pumpkin Pie Cake

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  1. Hi Lynn! My family used to really enjoy this, but we’re gluten free now…..Does this recipe work well with gluten free all-purpose flour?

  2. That was quick! Thank you!

    • Monday mornings is usually my catch up from the weekend on emails and comments. So you left that at a perfect time because I was in the middle of replying to comments from the weekend 🙂 I hope you enjoy the pumpkin dessert!

  3. What is the texture of the cake bottom and topping? Is it crunchy or more cake-like? What I’m wondering is whether this dessert is best served the day it is baked or if it can be made ahead without getting soggy?

    • It is similar to a dump cake, not exactly the same, but similar. Have you ever had one of those? The topping is slightly crunchy and fluffy like a cake. The leftovers are good the next day, but the top is more crunchy the day you make it. I hope that helps.

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