Easy-to-Make Pumpkin Cake: An Original Recipe

Jennifer Welch, Staff Writer

Instead of the ordinary pumpkin pie, try a spiced up cake!  My mother, Susan Welch, calls this delicious dessert Pumpkin Dump Cake, but I personally call it Pumpkin Spice Cake. Do not let its name fool you; this dessert will radically change the way you view pumpkin. This simple recipe is great to enjoy during the holiday season.  Treat your family and friends to a dessert that will leave them begging for another piece. This easy recipe is fun to make, and the results will delight even the most skeptical.


3 eggs, beaten

1 large can (29 oz.) of pumpkin

1 cup of sugar

1 tsp. of cinnamon

½ tsp. of ginger

½ tsp. of salt

½ tsp. of cloves


Mix all the ingredients together.  Pour the mixture into a greased 9” x 13” pan.  Sprinkle one box of yellow cake mix over the pumpkin mixture.  Melt one cube of margarine and drizzle it over the top.  Cover the top with 1 cup or more of chopped nuts.  Bake for 1 hour at 350°C.  Serve the desert with whipped cream.