Do you love pumpkin pie? Make this Dutch Oven Pumpkin Pie Cake recipe while camping or at home. This recipe is a great addition to your fall camping recipes menu.
I love fall camping! I get to layer up in warm clothes, poke sticks in the campfire, and enjoy really great camping food. We plan on going out a few times this autumn here in Illinois.
We created this Pumpkin Pie Cake in the Dutch oven. Our neighbors happened to be camping at the same campground and got to enjoy this tasty Dutch Oven Dessert with us.
Pumpkin Pie Cake Recipe
This recipe is really easy to make. The ingredients are pretty basic.
Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake Ingredients
You need the following:
- yellow cake mix
- lemon-lime soda
- pumpkin puree
- evaporated milk
- pumpkin pie spice
- optional: pecans
There is a debate in our house on whether it should be topped with pecans or not. How about putting the whole pecans on half?
How to Make Pumpkin Dump Cake
- prepare the pumpkin pie filling and pour it into a lined Dutch oven
- layer with the cake mix
- slowly pour the soda over the cake mix
- top with pecans
We prepare our charcoal with one of these charcoal chimneys. They allow you to quickly prepare the charcoal without using any lighter fluid.
This is the configuration we used with the prepared charcoal for the dutch oven.
The pumpkin Dutch oven cake takes about 45-60 minutes to bake. You can lift the lid to check for doneness.
|Dutch Oven Tip|
|Preparing this in the rain? Place the burning coals in a large foil pan so you can move the baking Dutch oven and keep the coals dry.|
This camping dessert is a sponge cake layered on top of a baked pumpkin pie.
Our neighbors really liked the cake, especially the pecans. They plan to make it at home for Thanksgiving.
You can place the dutch oven in your regular oven, you just want to reduce the baking time. You can also bake it in a conventional baking dish.
The cake would be terrific topped with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream but was certainly delicious without.
Do you have a dutch oven? Are you going to make this easy Pumpkin Dutch Oven Dessert? Check out our Pumpkin Angel Food Cake recipe.
Check out these other Dutch Oven Cake Recipes
- Chocolate Cherry Lava Cake
- Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll Pie
- Cherry Dump Cake
- Best Chocolate Cake
- Blueberry Lemon Dump Cake
- S’mores Dump Cake
- 1 can pumpkin puree (15 oz)
- 1 can evaporated milk (12 oz)
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 yellow cake mix
- 1/2 can lemon-lime soda
- 1 cup pecans
- Prepare the charcoal.
- Line the dutch oven with a liner or spray with cooking oil. A dutch oven liner will make clean-up so much easier!
- Mix the pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, eggs, and pumpkin pie spice in a large mixing bowl.
- Pour pumpkin mixture into the bottom of the dutch oven.
- Sprinkle the yellow cake mix over the pumpkin.
- Open the can of lemon-lime soda and slowly pour half over the cake mix.
- Sprinkle the pecans on top.
- Place the lid on the dutch oven.
- Place 16 charcoal on the lid of the oven.
- Make a circle of 8 charcoal that will serve as the base heat for baking the cake.
- Place the dutch oven over the circle and let the cake bake for approximately 45 minutes to an hour. It might be more or less depending on the size of your dutch oven and the heat of the coals.
- Remove the dutch oven from the coals and enjoy.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 264Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 337mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 2gSugar: 24gProtein: 4g