This Chocolate Pumpkin Dump Cake was inspired by a recipe I posted a few years back for my original Pumpkin Dump Cake and it is still my most viewed and loved recipe on my blog. It’s a recipe my mother passed down and one of my very favorites from my childhood. Its one of the easiest dessert recipes out there and it is a fall tradition for me.
A few weeks ago I found out I needed to bring a dessert to a gathering and I didn’t have time to run to the store. I was out of flour so I started rummaging through my cupboards for ingredients. I had pumpkin, evaporated milk, butter, and a chocolate cake mix and I knew I had to tweak the original recipe and invent a chocolate pumpkin dump cake. Necessity is the mother of invention and the mother of some really good recipes!
The Chocolate Pumpkin Dump Cake was just as good as its yellow cake cousin. The pumpkin part is reminiscent of pumpkin pie and the top crust is like thick buttery chocolate streusel. I am usually a made-from-scratch kind of girl and I don’t usually cook from boxed mixes, but this is one of my exceptions. You just need a cake mix. Trust me, its so worth it!
If you like this recipe, you should try my Original Pumpkin Dump Cake and Pumpkin Dump Cake Ice Cream