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Dutch Oven Pumpkin Pie Cake

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.

Dutch Oven Pumpkin Pie with a serving on a plate

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
  • eggs
  • 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

  1. prepare the pumpkin pie filling and pour it into a lined Dutch oven
  2. layer with the cake mix
  3. slowly pour the soda over the cake mix
  4. top with pecans
  5. bake
  6. serve

Collage of images of Directions for Dutch Oven Pumpkin Pie Cake

We recommend that you use a dutch oven liner for easy cleanup. Learn how to make your own Dutch Oven Liners.

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.

collage of charcoal prepared and added to the lid of a 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.

close up of a pumpkin pie cake

Our neighbors really liked the cake, especially the pecans. They plan to make it at home for Thanksgiving.

Other camping desserts great for the holidays are Dutch Oven Cranberry Apple Crisp or Dutch Oven Apple Crumble.

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?

Dutch Oven Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake with Pecans on top

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

Yield: 12 servings

Dutch Oven Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake

Dutch Oven Pumpkin Pie Cake

Create this pumpkin pie inspired dump cake while camping or at home.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1 can pumpkin puree (15 oz)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 can lemon-lime soda
  • 1 cup pecans


  1. Prepare the charcoal.
  2. Line the dutch oven with a liner or spray with cooking oil. A dutch oven liner will make clean up so much easier!
  3. Mix the pumpkin puree, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, and pumpkin pie spice in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Pour pumpkin mixture into the bottom of the dutch oven.
  5. Sprinkle the yellow cake mix over the pumpkin.
  6. Open the can of lemon-lime soda and slowly pour half over the cake mix.
  7. Sprinkle the pecans on top.
  8. Place the the lid on the dutch oven.
  9. Place 16 charcoal on the lid of the oven.
  10. Make a circle of 8 charcoal that will serve as the base heat for baking the cake.
  11. 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.
  12. Remove the dutch oven from the coals and enjoy.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 264Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 337mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 2gSugar: 24gProtein: 4g

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Sunday 9th of January 2022

Wow, this turned out great, thank you for sharing your recipe…it was delicious.

Diana Hansen

Monday 10th of January 2022

You are very welcome!


Saturday 4th of April 2020

Do you know if this could be made in an oven? I’m curious what temp and how long.

Let's Camp S'more

Monday 6th of April 2020

350 degrees. 45-60 minutes depending on the cookware. Check at 45-minute mark to make sure it doesn't overcook.

Carol Carlson

Saturday 12th of October 2019

I was totally hesitant based on the bad review above, but don't let it deter you, this is really good, she must have used the whole caof soda n or not cooked long enough. I also usedd fat-free condensed milk, spice cake, plain carbonated water, and replaced the pecans with an equal amount of nature's path coconut granola that I had on hand and it was perfect! No problems.

Let's Camp S'more

Monday 21st of October 2019

Granola is such a great idea. Thanks!

Mother of 3

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018

That looks absolutely amazing! Pinned.


Monday 8th of October 2018

It is. Thanks!


Friday 28th of September 2018

Yum! Looks so good!


Monday 8th of October 2018

Thank you, Angie!

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