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Layered Pumpkin Dessert with Yellow Cake Mix

You can assemble this layered pumpkin dessert with yellow cake mix in just a few minutes. It's the perfect Thanksgiving dessert idea!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword layered pumpkin dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Calories 214kcal


  • 1 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
  • 1 12 oz. can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter softened (1 stick)
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, sugar, and eggs until well mixed.
  • Add pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon. Mix again until well blended.
  • Pour into greased 9 x 13 pan or two 8 x 8 pans.
  • Combine butter and cake mix. Use a fork or your fingers to make sure all the butter is incorporated into the cake mix.
  • Sprinkle the cake mix/butter mixture on top of the pumpkin mixture.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle walnuts on top of cake mix.
  • Bake for 30 - 40 minutes longer.
  • The top should be a golden brown and your walnuts will be roasted. A knife inserted in the middle should come out clean.
  • Serve with whipped cream, ice cream, or brown sugar whipped topping.
  • Store in refrigerator. Keeps for up to 3 days.


I prepare my baking pans with Baker's Joy.
Watch the nuts closely at the end. If they begin to get too dark, cover the pan with foil. 
by Ann Drake


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 313IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg