Pumpkin Surprise with Ice Cream

Yummy Fall Recipe – Pumpkin Surprise Cake


This Pumpkin Surprise Dessert is the perfect fall dessert to bring to a party. It’s so easy to make and a kid friendly dessert for them to make with you. We love it for fall gatherings or for Thanksgiving.


  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 large can of pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 box yellow cake mix (no pudding)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 sticks of butter (melted)


  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Mix first 5 ingredients in order – eggs, then add pumpkin, then sugar, cinnamon & cloves
  3. Pour into greased and floured 9″x13″ pan
  4. Sprinkle yellow cake mix on top
  5. Sprinkle nuts over cake mix.
  6. Dribble melted butter over top
  7. Bake in oven at 325 degrees for approximately 60 minutes (will vary with oven time) – may need longer depending on your oven (mine typically needs at least 5 minutes longer). You will know it’s done when you insert a knife or toothpick & it comes out clean.
  8. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!