Sweet Potato Dump Cake

Indulge in Bliss: Sweet Potato Dump Cake Extravaganza

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Step into a world of sweet indulgence with our Sweet Potato Dump Cake – a dessert that effortlessly combines simplicity and decadence. This recipe is a testament to the magic that happens when a handful of ingredients come together to create a symphony of flavors. The natural sweetness of sweet potatoes, the warmth of pumpkin pie spice, and the richness of butter meld into a delightful treat that will leave your taste buds dancing. Join us on a culinary journey as we explore the ingredients, step-by-step instructions, cook notes, variations, and even keto and low-carb adaptations. Brace yourself for the ultimate dessert experience!


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  • 2 (15 ounce) cans Sweet potatoes

Baking & Spices

  • 1 tbsp Pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla

Nuts & Seeds

  • 1/2 cup Pecans


  • 1 cup Butter, salted
  • 1 (14 ounce) can Condensed milk, sweetened


  • Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream


  • 1 box (2 layer) spice cake mix or yellow cake mix


Step 1: Prepare Sweet Potatoes

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Drain and mash the canned sweet potatoes in a bowl.

Step 2: Layering

  1. In a greased baking dish, spread the mashed sweet potatoes evenly.
  2. Sprinkle pumpkin pie spice and drizzle vanilla over the sweet potatoes.
  3. Evenly distribute the dry cake mix over the sweet potato layer.
  4. Top with slices of salted butter, ensuring it covers the entire surface.
  5. Sprinkle chopped pecans on top.

Step 3: Bake to Perfection

  1. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until the top is golden brown and bubbly.
  2. Allow it to cool slightly before serving.

Step 4: Serve with Indulgence

  1. Drizzle sweetened condensed milk over individual servings.
  2. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Cook Notes

  • Ensure the cake mix is evenly spread, covering the sweet potatoes for a consistent texture.
  • Adjust the amount of pumpkin pie spice based on your preference for a more or less spiced flavor profile.


Nutty Bliss

  • Experiment with different nuts like walnuts or almonds for added crunch.

Caramel Delight

  • Drizzle caramel sauce over the top before serving for an extra layer of sweetness.

Chocolate Lover’s Dream

  • Add chocolate chips to the cake mix for a gooey, chocolatey surprise.

Keto and Low-Carb Versions


  • Replace the sweetened condensed milk with a keto-friendly alternative or a homemade version using heavy cream and sweetener.
  • Use a keto-friendly cake mix or create your own low-carb cake mix using almond flour and sweetener.


  • Opt for a low-carb cake mix or create a crust using almond flour, butter, and sweetener.
  • Serve with a low-carb whipped cream or sugar-free vanilla ice cream.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1: Can I use fresh sweet potatoes instead of canned?

A1: Absolutely! Boil or bake fresh sweet potatoes until tender, then mash them for the recipe.

Q2: Can I make this ahead of time?

A2: While it’s best served fresh, you can prepare the layers and refrigerate until ready to bake.

Q3: Can I use a different cake mix flavor?

A3: Certainly! Experiment with flavors like yellow cake, butter pecan, or even chocolate.

Q4: Is it necessary to use salted butter?

A4: Salted butter adds a nice balance of flavors, but unsalted butter works too. Adjust salt in the recipe accordingly.

Q5: Can I freeze leftovers?

A5: Yes, you can freeze portions in airtight containers for up to 2-3 months. Reheat in the oven before serving.

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As you take your first bite of the Sweet Potato Dump Cake, you’ll be transported to a realm of pure delight. This dessert is a celebration of simplicity, flavor, and the joy that comes from sharing good food with loved ones. Whether you enjoy it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or chilled with a dollop of whipped cream, each forkful is a journey into sweetness. The Sweet Potato Dump Cake is not just a recipe; it’s an invitation to indulge in the simple pleasures of life. Create lasting memories as you savor this delectable treat – a true masterpiece of sweet simplicity.


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