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Easy Pumpkin Lava Cake Recipe

Enjoy the taste of fall with this decadent, easy-to-make Easy Pumpkin Lava Cake. This is such a yummy, easy dessert recipe your family will look forward to.

Easy Pumpkin Lava Cake is one of the yummiest, easiest pumpkin recipes you will ever find! This fall dessert recipe is AMAZING! The white chocolate chips inside give it a little extra depth; and the warm caramel sauce at the bottom of the pan makes you want seconds..... or thirds!

Pumpkin Lava Cake

I just love making apple, squash, and pumpkin recipes in the fall. Not only are they in season and taste yummy, but they make my house smell like fall too! You will love this unique twist on a lava cake recipe. Instead of chocolate, we’ve included fall favorite ingredients to make these yummy Pumpkin Lava Cakes.

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Pumpkin lava cake recipe

This is going to be your new go to easy dessert recipe for fall! Easy Pumpkin Lava Cake Recipe is easy to make and tastes amazing.
mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a bowl
Start out by preheating the oven to 350 F. Now mix 1 cup flour, 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon all spice in a bowl.
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Next add 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup melted butter. and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
stir in 1 cup white chocolate chips to the pumpkin mixture
Finally, stir in 1 cup white chocolate chips (optional, but YUMMY!) Pour into a medium size casserole dish, souffle dish, or 9″ square pan.
mix together the topping - oats, brown sugar, and pecans
In a separate bowl mix together the topping: 1 cup brown sugar, 3/4 cup quick oats, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/2 cup chopped pecans and sprinkle over pumpkin cake.
Pour 1 1/2 cup HOT tap water over the topping. DON”T MIX! This will help make the yummy caramel sauce!
cut the pumpkin lava cake and put into serving bowls; then scoop out the decadent caramel sauce from the bottom and drizzle on top of each serving.
Bake 45-50 minutes or until the center is done. Allow it to cool 5-10 minutes before serving.
When you serve you will see the pooling of the caramel sauce under the cake! YUMMY!
serve the pumpkin dessert with a scope of vanilla ice cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top
Scoop the dessert into individual serving bowls and serve the pumpkin dessert with a scope of vanilla ice cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.
check out the yummy caramel sauce on the bottom
Check out the yummy caramel sauce on the bottom!
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This pumpkin dessert is so yummy! It is such a fun twist on a lava cake for fall!
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Perfect for company or a fall night.

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Easy Pumpkin Lava Cake Recipe

Enjoy the taste of fall with this decadent, easy-to-make Pumpkin Lava easy desserts.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, fall, lava cake, pumpkin
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Beth Gorden


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips


  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup quick cook oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • vanilla ice cream (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl and pour thick batter into 8" souffle dish or square pan.
  • Now mix together the topping and sprinkle over top.
  • Pour 1 1/2 cup HOT water over the top of the ingredients - DON"T MIX!
  • Bake 45 minutes. Allow to cool 5-10 minutes before serving.

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - and

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