Sweet potato dump cake is extremely easy to make! It’s made with simple ingredients such as yellow cake mix, sweet potato purée, light brown sugar, ground cinnamon, and melted butter to give you all fall flavors!
Family Members- The warm spices included for the holiday season will make this sweet potato dump cake a family favorite!
Minimal Effort- This easy sweet potato dump cake recipe comes together within minutes, giving you the ultimate pumpkin crunch cake.
You can find the full printable recipe down below.
Unsalted Butter- the simplicity of a dump cake is wonderful, especially when it comes down to ingredients like the butter. You can use salted or unsalted butter.
Sweet Potato Mixture- You can use pumpkin purée or fresh sweet potatoes. I like Easy, so I used canned yams.
Dry Cake Mix- A boxed cake mix is a great way to turn this sweet potato dump cake into a sweet potato casserole!
Nutmeg- ½ teaspoon of nutmeg goes a long way, so try not to use more than recommended.
Chopped Pecans- The pecans complement this easy dessert recipe well. The creamy filling with pecans is a plus in my book.
1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
2. In a large bowl, combine the mashed sweet potatoes, crushed pineapple (with juice), sugar, and cinnamon. Mix everything together until well combined.
3. Pour the sweet potato mixture into the greased baking dish and spread it evenly.
4. Sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly over the sweet potato mixture.
5. Top the cake mix with the chopped pecans or walnuts.
6. Pour the melted butter evenly over the top of the nuts and cake mix, covering as much of the dry mix as possible.
7. Bake in the preheated oven for about 50-60 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the cake is set.
8. Once done, remove from the oven and let it cool for a bit before serving.
If you don't have sweet potatoes, you can use canned pumpkin as a substitute. The flavors are quite similar, so it should work well. Alternatively, you can also use butternut squash or mashed bananas for a different twist. If you're looking for a lower-carb option, you could even try using mashed cauliflower. Remember to adjust the other ingredients accordingly based on the substitute you choose. Let me know if there's anything else I can assist you with!
You can easily elevate the flavors of your sweet potato dump cake with a few simple variations. To add a gooey and sweet topping, swirl some marshmallow cream into the mixture before it goes into the oven. Switching the cake mix out for a butter pecan mix is a good idea. To infuse warm and aromatic spices, blend in a combination of chai spices like cardamom, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. Lastly, for a sweet finishing touch, drizzle a delectable maple glaze made from powdered sugar and maple syrup over the cooled cake.
You want to make sure to store your sweet potato dump cake in an airtight container. You can also leave it in the baking pan and wrap it with Saran Wrap to maintain freshness.
In conclusion, this naturally sweet and flavorful sweet potato dump cake with vanilla ice cream is a delightful addition to your collection of dump cake recipes. With its buttery cake crust and luscious sweet potato filling, it is a simple dessert that will impress your family and friends. To take it to the next level of indulgence, a drizzle of caramel sauce adds a decadent touch and enhances the overall richness of the cake. Whether served warm or chilled, this recipe is a crowd-pleaser satisfying any sweet tooth. So, why not try it and enjoy the deliciousness of this easy-to-make dessert?
Last Updated on October 17, 2023 by Ronalyn Alston | Published: October 11, 2023
October 11, 2023