This colossal cake is perfect for serving a big crowd, or just anyone who really loves pumpkin pie!
Pumpkin Pie Cake
We often try to bring dishes to Grandma’s house for Thanksgiving, as making dinner for a big group can be tough for one person! And you know I volunteer to bring dessert. This year I was asked to bring “a few” pumpkin pies. I got a little stressed out thinking about how much I would need to spend in ingredients alone, but it really wasn’t that bad! This cake is a giant version of a pumpkin pie with 3 glorious layers of pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream, caramel, and pecans. It’s a show-stopper!
Giant Pumpkin Pie Cake
Not only was I able to get all the ingredients I needed to make a giant and spectacular Pumpkin Pie Cake, but I happened to see that pecans were on sale so I added them to my cake. It really was the perfect finishing touch!
I have to tell you, it is my new favorite way to eat pumpkin pie.
Tools and Recipes Needed to Make Pumpkin Pie Cake:
pumpkin pie recipe (below)
whipped cream recipe (below)
three 7-inch round springform pans
small offset spatula
rotating cake stand
cake stand (or serving platter)
pastry bag with large open star tip
Pumpkin Pie Recipe
Can I tell you a secret about my recipe? It’s the one on the can. It’s perfect. Truly! And we all know there is no need to mess with perfection. Except, of course, on how we present that perfection! Sometimes I will use my Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice in place of the individual spices, but other than that this is my go-to recipe.
Begin by making the pumpkin pies. I have tripled the classic recipe so that we can make our 3 layers of this cake. You should have about 12 cups of pumpkin filling, so be sure to use a big bowl when putting it together! 🙂
Once you have assembled the filling, simply pour about 4 cups into each prepared pan. To prepare the springform pan I simply sprayed it with non-stick spray then nestled the pie crust into the pan, making sure to press against the bottom and sides. Easy peasy.
Bake pies and let set according to the recipe below.
Prepare whipped topping. I recommend covering the cake with whipped cream before serving.
Place one layer of cake on a cake stand. Then place the cake stand on a rotating cake stand. (The rotating cake stand is not essential, but it makes it easier to smooth out the sides of the cake.) Now set the other 2 layers directly on top. You should now have 3 layers of pie stacked on top of each other.
Spread a generous layer of whipped cream over the top and sides of the pie cake and smooth out with an offset spatula.
Place remaining whipped cream in a pastry bag and pipe out big dollops of whipped cream around the outer top edge of cake. Drizzle with caramel sauce and then sprinkle the chopped pecans over top.
Serve immediately. Any remaining cake can be chilled.
Ready for the big reveal???
Just look at those layers!!!! Three beautiful layers of delicious homemade pumpkin pie under a beautiful covering of whipped cream. It’s a pumpkin pie lover’s dream come true!
My only recommendation? Cut those slices thin! lol It’s a lot of pie in there. 🙂
Love Pumpkin Desserts? Check these out:
Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Cake (a crowd pleaser!)
Pumpkin Pie Cake
- 3 (15 ounce) cans pure pumpkin puree
- 3 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
- 1½ teaspoons ginger
- 1½ teaspoons nutmeg
- 6 large eggs, room temperature
- 3 cans (12 ounces each) evaporated milk
- 2¼ cups granulated sugar
- 3 pre-made pie crusts
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- ½ cup chopped pecans, for garnish
- ¼ cup caramel, for drizzling over cake
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Mix sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger, and nutmeg in large bowl.
- Add in eggs and whisk until fully combined.
- Add in pumpkin and then evaporated milk. Mixture is ready when smooth and silky in appearance. (You should have
- Pour 4 cups of mixture into a pie crust in a 7-inch round springform pan. Repeat with 2 remaining pie crusts.
- Bake at 375°F for 15 minutes then reduce heat to 350°F for 40-50 more minutes. Pumpkin pie is done when a knife inserted in the center is removed clean.
- Cool on wire rack for 2 hours then refrigerate until ready to assemble cake.
- In a large bowl, whip cream until all the ingredients come together.
- Beat in vanilla and sugar until peaks form. Make sure not to over-beat. Chill until ready to assemble cake.
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Amanda, you are definitely my favorite baking person, I love ALL of your recipes and have made many. I thank you and family and friends thank you for your fabulous recipes.
Thank you so much sweet Sandra! <3
So I tried this recipe exactly as described and it seemed like the crust around the pie was just falling apart and not standing perfectly straight or appearing to look soft like in your pictures. Did you store all the pies overnight before stacking them? Also, I know you reference whipped cream, but did you mean cake frosting? My cake doesn’t have a smooth finish no matter how hard I tried using the offset spatula. All in all my wife loved it, and I enjoyed making it. I really would like to master this cake like you did yours. It’s kind of hard without a video tutorial.
If you read your instructions you will see parts of your sentences are missing. Also does not say how to assemble cake