November 16, 2012

Pumpkin Dump Cake & Dollhouse Pie

A few weeks ago, one of my favorite adoptive blogs (Do They Have Salsa in China?posted this recipe and I recently made it for our family.  The top of this dessert reminds me of a crumbly coffee cake, while the bottom half tastes exactly like traditional pumpkin pie.   It is SERIOUSLY yummy and I found myself enjoying this delicious treat for breakfast some mornings (shhhhh....our secret).

Pumpkin Dump Cake
1–29 oz. can pumpkin (note, this is the big can, two small cans will also work)
1 –12oz. can evaporated milk
3 eggs
1 C. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 T. cinnamon

Mix above ingredients and pour into 10 x 14 cake pan, ungreased. (I used my glass lasagna pan)

1 box yellow cake mix – sprinkle over pumpkin mixture
1 C. finely chopped pecans – sprinkle onto cake mix (I used walnuts because I didn't have pecans on hand)
¾ C. melted butter – pour over everything

Bake at 350 for about 50 minutes (or even longer -- until a knife in the center comes out clean, like a pumpkin pie – if you use a slightly smaller pan your cake will be thicker and will need to cook a little longer). 

*I ended up cooking my version for 65 minutes.  Just keep checking that pumpkin filling.  
While I'm on the topic of pumpkin pie, I decided Josie's dollhouse needed a few mini pies for their own Thanksgiving celebrations.  

Bottle caps, tan felt, red seed beads and my glue gun were used in creating the cherry pie.  
The pumpkin pie filling was a mix of hot glue with a layer of orange glitter glue on top.  
Original credit comes from one of my favorite blogs...Let's go fly a kite!  When she shared her Canadian Thanksgiving pictures earlier this fall, she also shared her girls miniature dollhouse pies.  You can find her Thanksgiving post here.    Happy Friday!  I hope you have some time to play this weekend!


vivian said...

I may need to make that cake.. sounds and looks really good. In fact I would like a piece for breakfast too!
and you know how I feel about little tiny dollhouse things! how stinking cute those little pies are!
yeah!! its the weekend kimmie... just a few hours til we are free!!!
have a great day

Perfectly Printed said...

I will have to give your pumpkin recipe a try....I LOVE anything pumpkin! And your dollhouse pies...too cute!!


My Vintage Mending said...

These little cakes are darling and I would have never thought to do the glitter glue...My fingers are burnt from so much glue gunning this week. I am sure you had a few yourself with all these little details. Mmmm...I am going to try that dump cake for Thanksgiving...smiles...Renee

NanaDiana said...

OMGOsh- That sounds sooooo good! xo Diana

craftyles said...

We love pumpkin around here. Gotta try the dump cake. Your minies are adorable!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I have never heard of dump cake before, it looks delicious and I love that leftovers are waiting for breakfast!!!
and your thanksgiving pies turned out perfect! Have a great weekend Kim K!

Lee said...

Yummy recipe and miniature pies! Too cute!
Thanks for sharing~have a great day!

Nellie said...

I know you are looking forward to the week-end, Kim! Those mini-pies are darling! I have that Pumpkin Dump Cake recipe and certainly do have plans for it.:) xo Nellie

Cheryl G. said...

Sounds like a yummy recipe!
Those pies are adorable!

vintage grey said...

Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe and I love the dollhouse pies!! Happy weekend! xo Heather

Jboo said...

Oh yum!! Must try this -- am going to try her "corn casserole" she recently posted for Thanksgiving-- guess we HAVE to have a vegetable! :)

Happy weekend to you and your sweet fam!

Patti M said...

I'm thinking a scoop of vanilla ice cream plopped on top of that cake while it's still warm.....yum! Your little pie's r so clever...Josie has such a great mommy

Carol T said...

They made that pumpkin recipe on Kelly and Michael this week and I thought it looked so good. I bought the ingredients to make one. I always bring the pumpkins pies to my parents on Thanksgiving, and I am thinking about bringing this too. My dad will probably want nothing to do with it because it's not pie even though he never liked pie crust! He's just a traditionalist.

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

Whoah...that dump cake looks incredible! Wish I had a scoop to go with my coffee right now.

And I'm such a sucker for miniatures! LOVE those clever little pies! Are those Calico Critter's enjoying the feast?

Love your collection of Gurley candles in your header too! I always admire (and kind of covet) your collections. *wink*


Thoroughly Modern Me said...

So adorable-Thanks for the great idea. This is one I think I can actually pull off!!

Corey Moortgat said...

Wonderful! The bottlecaps are brilliant! What a great idea she had! I'm always so busy looking for new (old) furniture for my houses, I don't pay much attention to the details like food!