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Pumpkin Pudding Cake - the perfect easy dessert for fall. Best of all, comes together easily in just one bowl with less than 15 minutes of prep time. Full of cozy warm pumpkin pie spices, cinnamon and gooey pumpkin. It's like a crossover between a lava cake and pumpkin pie - so soft, moist and delicious! Perfect for Thanksgiving and fall gatherings, parties or get togethers.

Pumpkin Pudding Cake

This Pumpkin Pudding Cake is an easy dessert perfect for fall gatherings and Thanksgiving. It's a cross between a molten lava cake and pumpkin pie! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy pumpkin dessert, easy pumpkin recipe, easy thanksgiving dessert, fudge pudding cake recipe, pudding cake recipe, pumpkin cake, pumpkin cake recipe, pumpkin dessert, thanksgiving dessert ideas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 271 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour white whole wheat flour works wonderfully too (measured correctly - spoon and sweep method)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice homemade or store-bought
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk I used almond + 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 2/3 cup canned pure pumpkin or pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1/4 cup butter melted


  • 1-1/3 cups very hot or boiling water
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • **feel free to add some chopped pecans if you like


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease the sides of a baking pan (8x8 square, 9" pie pan or a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish) with coconut oil, melted butter or cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar (to remove any lumps), baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk until combined.
  3. Add milk, pumpkin and melted butter and using a wooden spoon, mix until smooth.
  4. Spread batter into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  5. Sprinkle brown sugar over the batter. Carefully pour hot water to dissolve the sugar. (It will look like a hot mess - this is okay as it will bake up in the oven).
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 32-39 minutes or until batter sets up and a toothpick comes out clean (but you'll still see molten pudding bubbling at the sides)
  7. Serve warm, spooning sauce from bottom of pan over cake and with a scoop of ice cream (vegan), if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Pudding Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 144mg6%
Potassium 157mg4%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Sugar 48g53%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 3380IU68%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.