Pecan Pie Dump Cake


Pecan Pie Dump Cake

Pecan Pie Dump Cake
3/4 cup
40 Min

This has got to be one of the easiest ways to satisfy your cravings for pecan pie! Our Pecan Pie Dump Cake features lots of yummy pecan pie flavors in every bite. It's made from a cake mix, so you know it's going to be extra-easy! 

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted, divided
  • 2 cups pecans, coarsely chopped, divided
  • 1 (15.25 oz) package yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sugar, salt, corn syrup, vanilla, eggs, and 1/2 cup melted butter; mix well. Stir in 1 cup pecans, until thoroughly combined. Pour mixture evenly into baking dish.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine cake mix and cinnnamon; mix well. Sprinkle cake mixture evenly over nut mixture. Drizzle remaining 1/2 cup melted butter evenly over top of cake. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup pecans.
  4. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until golden and set in center. Let cool slightly, and serve or allow to cool completely.

Serving Suggestion

A scoop of vanilla ice cream goes perfectly with this yummy dump cake!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 662
  • Calories from Fat 374
  • Total Fat 42g 64 %
  • Saturated Fat 13g 63 %
  • Trans Fat 0.6g 0 %
  • Protein 6.5g 13 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 103mg 34 %
  • Sodium 515mg 21 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 72g 24 %
  • Dietary Fiber 3.2g 13 %
  • Sugars 42g 0 %

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Would this recipe work with a gluten free yellow cake mix? Have you tried with with a chocolate cake mix?

Hello! Yes, gluten free cake mix can be used in this recipe. The Test Kitchen has not tried chocolate cake mix, but pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon go great with chocolate flavor. Hope this helps!

Omigosh I wish I'd never seen this recipe...I love, love, love pecan pie, so this being super easy to make and basically pecan pie in a cake is a win-win situation in my world! Just curious though...I've heard about these dump cakes and although they seem super easy and delicious I'm a little weirded out by the raw cake mix and was thinking, would it hurt to incorporate all of the ingredients together before baking it, or would it not have the same result? Also, is there something else that can be used in place of the corn syrup?

Hello again! So, this recipe will have a different result if all the ingredients are incorporated together. For this recipe, corn syrup is the only ingredient to give it that delectable ooey gooey pecan pie texture. Enjoy!


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