Pumpkin Crumb Cake


This pumpkin crumb cake is three layers of delicious! With a cakey crust, a smooth pumpkin custard filling, and a buttery walnut topping, it's sure to be a favorite with your family around the Thanksgiving holiday or anytime the mood for pumpkin strikes. This recipe was given to me by a friend and has always been a hit with my children and family.

close up of a slice of Pumpkin Crumb Cake served with cream and mint on a plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
1 9x13-inch cake

The Allrecipes community can't get enough of this pumpkin crumb cake recipe — reviewers say they make it year after year!

Pumpkin Crumb Cake Ingredients

These are the ingredients you'll need to make the best pumpkin cake of your life:

· Cake mix: This easy recipe starts with boxed yellow cake mix, which you'll use in the first and third layers.
· Eggs: You'll need one egg for the crust and three eggs for the pumpkin layer.
· Butter: There's butter in the crust and the topping.
· Pumpkin puree: Use store-bought or homemade pumpkin puree.
· Sugar: The pumpkin layer is sweetened with white sugar and brown sugar.
· Cinnamon: Ground cinnamon adds warm and cozy flavor.
· Walnuts: The walnuts in the topping are optional, but they add pleasant crunch.

How to Make Pumpkin Crumb Cake

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make this top-rated pumpkin crumb cake:

1. Make the crust: Reserve one cup of the mix for the topping, then place the remaining mix in a large bowl. Add butter and one egg. Mix until well-combined. Pat the mixture into the bottom of a prepared pan.
2. Make the pumpkin layer: Mix the pumpkin puree, sugars, eggs, and cinnamon until well-combined. Pour the pumpkin mixture over the crust.
3. Make the topping: Add sugar and butter to the reserved cake mix. Stir until crumbly. Sprinkle the topping over the pumpkin layer. Sprinkle with walnuts, if desired.
4. Bake the cake: Bake the cake in a preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

slice of pumpkin crumb cake

How to Store Pumpkin Crumb Cake

Store your leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"This is pretty much the perfect recipe," raves Leona. "It's easy to make, wonderful, and tasty. I tend to take this to parties in the fall, and it is always a big hit. I haven't met a person that doesn't love it."

"This is a very tasty dessert and easy to make," according to Kent Godfrey. "I couldn't stop eating it. I added some blueberries on top and used almonds. It was great to have very different flavors and textures at each level of the cake."

"I used spice cake [mix] instead of yellow," says Dianne Powell. "It was delicious. I served it warmed with either whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Perfect holiday dessert."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams



  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix, divided

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted

Pumpkin Layer:

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 3 large eggs, beaten

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  2. Make crust: Measure 1 cup cake mix into a medium bowl; set aside for topping. Combine remaining cake mix, melted butter, and egg in a large bowl; mix until well combined. Pat mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.

  3. Make pumpkin layer: Mix pumpkin puree, white sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and cinnamon in a large bowl until well combined. Pour over crust.

  4. Make topping: Add sugar and softened butter to the reserved cake mix and stir until crumbly. Sprinkle topping over pumpkin layer, then scatter walnuts over top.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

287 Calories
14g Fat
39g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 287
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 312mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 109mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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