Pumpkin Pie Cake

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  • This Pumpkin Pie Cake is perfect for serving a big crowd, or just anyone who really loves pumpkin pie!

    Why opt for one measly little layer when you can have 3 amazing layers of 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!



    Just a few easy ingredients is all you need for an AMAZING show-stopping 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.

    Why opt for one measly little layer when you can have 3 amazing layers of 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


    chopped pecans

    small offset spatula

    rotating cake stand

    cake stand (or serving platter)

    pastry bag with large open star tip

    Just a few easy ingredients is all you need for an AMAZING show-stopping cake!

    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 Pumpkin Pie Spice in place of the individual spices, but other then 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! 🙂

    Just a few easy ingredients is all you need for an AMAZING show-stopping cake!

    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 a few easy ingredients is all you need for an AMAZING show-stopping cake!

    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. 🙂

    EASY Pumpkin Pie in a CAKE!

    Pumpkin Pie Cake
    Prep Time
    20 mins
    Cook Time
    50 mins
    Total Time
    1 hr 10 mins

    This Pumpkin Pie Cake is perfect for serving a big crowd, or just anyone who really loves pumpkin pi

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: pumpkin pie, pumpkin pie cake
    Servings: 24
    Calories: 365 kcal
    Author: Amanda Rettke
    Pumpkin Pie
    • 3 (15 ounce) cans pure pumpkin puree
    • 3 tsp. cinnamon
    • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
    • 1 1/2 tsp. ginger
    • 1 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
    • 6 large eggs
    • 3 (12 ounce) cans evaporated milk
    • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
    • 3 pre-made pie crusts
    Whipped Cream
    • 2 cups whipping cream
    • 2 tbsp. confectioners' sugar
    • 2 tsp. vanilla
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans for garnish
    • 1/4 cup caramel for drizzling over cake
    Pumpkin Pie
    1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
    2. Mix sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger, and nutmeg in large bowl.
    3. Add in eggs and whisk until fully combined.
    4. Add in pumpkin and then evaporated milk. Mixture is ready when smooth and silky in appearance. (You should have
    5. Pour 4 cups of mixture into a pie crust in a 7-inch round springform pan. Repeat with 2 remaining pie crusts.
    6. 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.
    7. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours then refrigerate until ready to assemble cake.
    Whipped Cream
    1. In a large bowl, whip cream until all the ingredients come together.
    2. Beat in vanilla and sugar until peaks form. Make sure not to over-beat. Chill until ready to assemble cake.

    Love Pumpkin Desserts? Check these out:

    Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Cake (a crowd pleaser!)

    Pumpkin Earthquake Cake

    Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

    Pumpkin Cheesecake


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  • Stephanie Diehl says:

    Amanda, how does this hold up to travel in the car? I’d love to take it for Thanksgiving to my daughter’s. She loves about an hour away. I’m worried the whipped cream will “melt” it’s about an hour away in Madison, Wi so it’s not like we live in warm weather, but still…, what do you think? Should I take it or should I save it to have at home another time?

    • Amanda says:

      I don’t think it would travel well! 🙁 You would assemble it when you get there though!

  • Brandy Trover says:

    Bookmark! I love pumpkin pie and this looks delicious.

  • Carol Steele says:

    I can’t wait to make this, yes you would only want a thin slice…. nah😂

  • Katie says:

    Do you think this would work with chocolate pie?

  • sarah says:

    look delicious ,have lot of pumpkin right now ,Thanks for sharing

  • Lise - Mom Loves Baking says:

    You are BRILLIANT!

  • Kim says:

    I love this ! My family always has several pie flavors (pumpkin, pecan, apple), and everyone always wants just a thin sliver of each. I never thought of stacking them before. Thanks for the great idea!

  • Lee says:

    I know that when my sister sees this recipe she’ll want me to make it because she loves pumpkin pie and anything with pumpkin spice or pumpkin pie in the name.

  • Danielle says:

    Can I use an 8 inch spring form pan

  • Marguerite says:

    I’ve looked at a lot of your recipe and co think they are great

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