Great Pumpkin Dessert


This easy pumpkin dessert recipe is made with canned pumpkin, yellow cake mix, and walnuts. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

close up view of slices of Great Pumpkin Dessert garnished with cream on plates
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
24 squares


  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin purée

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 3 large eggs

  • 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 ½ cups chopped walnuts


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

  2. Mix pumpkin purée, evaporated milk, sugar, eggs, and pumpkin pie spice together in a bowl until well combined; pour into the prepared dish. Sprinkle cake mix over top, then drizzle with melted butter and top with walnuts.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Let cool completely before cutting into 24 squares.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

261 Calories
15g Fat
29g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 261
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 251mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 146mg 3%

* 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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