Can you make pumpkin cake without an oven? Yes! Make this crock pot pumpkin cake using only 3 ingredients! This is an effortless and stress-free holiday dessert that anyone can make.
Does holiday baking stress you out?
Doesn't holiday baking sound a little intimidating?
Sometimes, you just need to make a super easy 3-ingredient dessert that the slow cooker can make for you. You have more important things that need your attention.
I know, I am a little late in hopping on the pumpkin wagon this year, haha! But to me, pumpkin is good all year round
Thanks to our friends at Libby's and other food companies, we can get pure pumpkin puree and time of the year. So it would be a shame to not take advantage of that just because we aren't in the months of October or November!
Plus, this recipe is SOOOO delicious, I definitely did not want to wait until pumpkin season comes around again. And it is so incredibly easy with just three ingredients you throw into the slow cooker.
There's no fuss, hardly any cleanup, and the whole family will love it.
And if you love desserts with pumpkin, you've got to check out these Pumpkin Truffles!
Can you make pumpkin cake without an oven?
Yes! This crock pot pumpkin cake is the perfect example of making it without an oven.
During the holiday season, you know your oven gets quite a workout. Most of the time, you have 2-3 recipes cooking in it and there is not room for one more!
You could go to a neighbors house and use their oven, but, chances are that their oven is busy too.
So, I decided to get a little creative and make this pumpkin dessert in the crock pot. It also cooks the pumpkin cake evenly and turns it into a moist, flavorful Thanksgiving dessert that will have your guests licking their fingers.
If you like this crock pot pumpkin cake, you have to try my slow cooker apple pie.
Can you make crock pot pumpkin cake without eggs?
The answer is a huge YES! My pumpkin cake uses no eggs.
Instead of eggs, I put evaporated milk which really makes this recipe soft and moist. Also, the pure pumpkin I use in this recipe really helps fluff up the cake. This way, the cake is on the slightly healthier side.
Tips for baking pumpkin cake in a crock pot
- Set your crock pot to "keep warm" as you add your ingredients
- Use a crock pot liner - I didn't use one in this recipe, but, it is helpful to have the liner. This way, your cake will be easier to remove from the crock pot and easier to clean.
- Don't stir at first - After you put all the ingredients in the crock pot, set it to low and close the lid without stirring.
- Stir once an hour - If you are like me, you will feel the urge to stir constantly. Resist that urge because you want to let the cake work on its own. For this cake, I only stirred once and that was a good thing because the cake turned out to be really delicious.
- Use a toothpick - The best way to test if the cake is ready is to poke the side of the cake with a toothpick. If it comes out with crumbs, you know its ready.
This is a delicious cake by itself, but, it can be made even better by topping with these ingredients
- Vanilla or Moscato Ice Cream
- Caramel Sauce
- Cream Cheese Frosting
- Chocolate sauce
- Fudge sauce
- M&M Candy (this is a kid favorite)
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Interested in some other pumpkin recipes?
Pumpkin Oreo Brownies
White Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake
Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Pancakes
Cream Cheese Pumpkin Rollups
Easy Pumpkin Spice Cake
Crock Pot Pumpkin Cake
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3 Ingredient Crock Pot Pumpkin Cake
- 15 oz spice cake mix 1 package
- 15 oz pure pumpkin 1 can
- 14 oz evaporated milk 1 can
- Add the spice cake mix to the crock pot15 oz spice cake mix
- In a medium bowl, combine the pumpkin and evaporated milk15 oz pure pumpkin
- Pour over the spice cake mix, but, do not mix14 oz evaporated milk
- Set crock pot to high and cook for 1 hour
- Switch crock pot setting to low and cook for 1 more hour
- Mix everything thoroughly
- Cook for an additional 1-2 hours on low, until the cake has set
Nutritional information is an estimate. The nutritional values for your final dish may vary based on measuring differences and products used.
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Wondering if the recipe was supposed to take evaporated milk or sweetened condensed milk? Evap milk only comes in 12 oz. cans, whereas sweetened condensed milk comes in 14 oz. cans. Thanks!
When I created this recipe, evaporated milk came in 14 ounce cans. You don't want to substitute sweetened condensed milk because your result will be way too sweet. It's a very forgiving recipe, so I would just use the 12 ounce can. However, I will work on tweaking and re-testing this recipe to accommodate the new can size. Thanks so much for bringing this to my attention!
Should I put paper towels over the crock pot when baking to trap moisture or not with this recipe? Super excited to try! Its in the crock pot now!!
I did not use paper towels over the crock pot, so I think they are not needed. Hope it turned out for you! 🙂
Hello, thanks for the pumpkin recipes, can I make the pumpkin dessert in electric cooker, in stead of slow cooker. Thanks Annesley
Hi Annesley, I'm really not sure as I have not tried it in an electric cooker. I developed this recipe specifically for the slow cooker so I imagine some changes would need to be made, but I can't tell you exactly what changes would work best. Sorry about that! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
This looks and sounds great. Can you make it faster in an instant pot? Or would it be made the same way and time?
Hi Candyce, I have not tried this in an instant pot, so I am afraid I can't help you with that. I do have an instant pot, but I haven't used it enough yet to accumulate much expertise! 🙂
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Such an intriguing recipe! It looks fabulous...I love everything pumpkin and must try this one soon. Congrats on your feature at Weekend Potluck!
Wow! 3 ingredients and cooked in the crock pot. Awesome recipe! Thanks for joining us for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week.
Ooey gooey goodness. YUM! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.
Crock Pot and Pumpkin - this has got to be a winner. Thank you for sharing at Thrifty Thursday.
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