17 Desserts That Use an Entire Can of Pumpkin
Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes
Pumpkin puree and instant butterscotch pudding mix thicken this cupcake's batter. But don't add more liquid. "They looked like blobs of cookie dough when I put them in the oven but formed nicely," reviewer Benjiman says. "They are possibly the best cupcakes I have ever had."
Brown Family's Favorite Pumpkin Pie
This pie averages a five-star rating thanks to its light, custardy filling and walnut streusel topping.
Great Pumpkin Dessert
This dump cake requires almost no effort. Reviewers have replaced yellow cake mix with spice cake mix and butter pecan cake mix with five-star results. Others replace pecans with walnuts.
Pumpkin Crumb Cake
This crumb cake uses yellow cake mix, too, in the topping as well as the crust. "The pumpkin filling was like a pumpkin pie sandwiched between a slightly salty, buttery crust," reviewer raggie81 says.
Paul's Pumpkin Bars
"Absolutely perfect in texture, meaning super moist and soft. I added 1 tsp. of ginger, because its zing complements pumpkin goods so wonderfully," reviewer Baricat says.
Two Ingredient Pumpkin Cake
You can bake this cake with just two ingredients (!) or find inspiration from reviewers. "I gave this five stars after taking the advice of others to add three eggs," Jolie says. "I also added 1/2 cup of apple sauce, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon. When cooled, I topped with cream cheese frosting."
Pumpkin Spice Cookie
Another two-ingredient standout, our Pumpkin Spice Cookie recipe can become your canvas for add-ins. Our home cooks love them with pumpkin pie spice, raisins, chopped walnuts, or chocolate chips.
Pumpkin Cake I
Baking a Bundt cake from scratch takes just 15 minutes of prep time, meaning it's weeknight approved. Take it from reviewer Kris Maas: "I just whipped this cake up in the midst of making dinner and lunches, supervising homework, doing laundry, and it couldn't have been easier!"
Pumpkin Sheet Cake
Sometimes, nothing beats a sheet cake. After all, it's one of the easiest desserts to transport to potlucks, parties, or the office. Reviewers agree: It's a crowd-pleaser.
Pumpkin Chocolate Dessert Cake
Dense, moist, rich, chocolatey, and spicy are some of the words reviewers have used to describe this cake. And the pumpkin flavor tastes subtle enough to please people who don't usually go for the gourd.
Perfect Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Recipe creator Kiwi says these Perfect Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars taste best straight out of the fridge after chilling overnight. Meet your new favorite dessert (or breakfast).
Pumpkin Coffee Cake with a Brown Sugar Glaze
We're partial to coffee cake in the fall when the return of cold mornings calls for hot coffee. And what better flavor for autumn than pumpkin?
Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie
"My family doesn't care for pumpkin pie but loved this smooth creamy version of it," reviewer Sadie says. "Unlike a cheesecake, you don't really taste the cream cheese, but I'm sure that's what makes this pie a cut above the traditional pumpkin pie. It was absolutely delicious, and everyone was disappointed when it was gone."
Pumpkin Tart With Pecan Crust
Reviewers, vegan or not, love this dairy-free recipe for its nutty crust and thick filling. Fresh, grated ginger kicks it up a notch.
Pumpkin Torte II
Four luscious layers make up this torte: a graham cracker crust, cream cheese, pumpkin filling, and fluffy whipped topping.
Low-Fat Pumpkin Flan
You'll definitely taste the pumpkin in this smooth, creamy flan. Finish it off with pumpkin seeds for crunch.