This Easy Pumpkin Crunch Cobbler is the ultimate fall dessert. The crunchy streusel topping and creamy pumpkin pie layer will have you going back for another scoop in a hurry.
It’s the best pumpkin dessert recipe to add to your fall plans.
A few weeks ago I made (and ate) this delicious pumpkin cobbler with a cake mix. This pumpkin pecan cobbler is one of my very favorite things to make in the fall.
Many, many years ago I even won first place at a fall dessert contest with this very pumpkin crunch cake recipe. Think pumpkin pie meets cobbler! Yup, it’s as good as it sounds.
Although, as I was making it this time, I realized it has been years since I have made it.That’s the down fall to being a dessert blogger, I guess. There is always a Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake or a Pumpkin Pie to make, so the old favorites tend to get overlooked!
But after one…ok, fine, more like ten bites of this pumpkin crunch cobbler, I remembered why I loved it so much. The creamy pumpkin pie filling with a buttery crumb cake topping is divine!!! Never again will this easy pumpkin recipe be forgotten!
The creamy pumpkin pie filling and a crunchy, buttery cake topping work so well together. This is basically just a pumpkin dump cake in disguise.
Isn’t that the worst name for a dessert? How can something so delicious have such an unattractive name?
Dump cakes like this got their name because you basically “dump” everything in the pan and then bake it. I love how easy it is to have a delicious dessert with very little work.
If you are not a big fan of pumpkin, or you are not ready to add pumpkin to everything, you may like this Blackberry Lemon Dump Cake instead.
If you are craving something sweet but don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, make a cake mix cobbler. They are so easy and taste so good!
How to make Easy Pumpkin Crunch Cobbler:
- Mix together the pumpkin, sugar, spices, salt, cornstarch, eggs, and milk together. (full recipe at bottom)
- Pour the pumpkin mixture into a greased cake pan.
- Mix together the dry cake mix, pecans, and toffee bits and sprinkle the mixture evenly on top of the pumpkin batter.
- Melt the butter and drizzle it evenly all over the top and place in the oven. The butter and cake mix will come together as the pumpkin crisp bakes.
How to eat a Pumpkin Cobbler:
After this magic pumpkin cobbler comes out of the oven, you have two options for eating it.
- Scoop a big bowl of warm pumpkin pecan cobbler and top it with vanilla ice cream, caramel drizzles, and a few pecan chips. The ice cream starts to melt and get all gooey with the pumpkin filling.
- Let the pumpkin cobbler cool and then refrigerate it for a few hours. The cobbler will set up, and then you will be able to slice out a piece that resembles cake. Spoon a big helping of Homemade Whipped Cream on top, add a few nuts, and then go to town on it.
Honestly, I am not sure which way is my favorite way to eat this fall cobbler. I might need to make another pan of this easy pumpkin cobbler.
You know…for more research purposes. Wink, wink!
More easy pumpkin recipes:
- Pumpkin Toffee Angel Food Cake
- Cinnamon Roll Pumpkin Cake
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownie Pie
- Pumpkin Spice Latte Cheesecake Bites
- Layered Pumpkin Coffee Cake
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- 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
- 4 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1 cup pecan chips
- 1/2 cup toffee bits
- 12 Tablespoons butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
- Whisk together the pumpkin, sugars, spices, salt, cornstarch, eggs, and milk. Pour into the prepared pan.
- Stir together the cake mix, pecan chips, and toffee bits. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the pumpkin mixture.
- Drizzle the melted butter on top. Bake for 60 minutes.
- Remove and cool slightly. Serve warm with ice cream, or refrigerate and serve cold with Cool Whip or whipped cream.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 404Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 453mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 2gSugar: 34gProtein: 5g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and are not guaranteed to be accurate. If you need special diet advice, please see a registered dietician.
*The post for Easy Pumpkin Crunch Cobbler was first published September 8, 2016. The post was updated and republished September 2, 2020.