Slow Cooker Pumpkin Cake – 3 ingredient

This recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving. Not only does it taste great, it requires next to no work on your part. Just put the ingredients into your slow cooker (the slow cooker I use and my recommendations here) and leave for three hours, leaving you free to spend time with family and friends, and prepare the rest of your Thanksgiving dinner. A few years ago, I offered to cook Thanksgiving dinner for my family and friends. I planned the menu

A few years ago, I offered to cook Thanksgiving dinner for my family and friends. I planned the menu carefully and bought everything in advance so I was perfectly prepared. I got up early, prepped all the ingredients, and got to work. Everything was going super-smoothly!

However, that all changed when my first guest arrived and asked me “Hey Sarah, what’s for dessert?” Oh my – I had completely forgotten about making anything for dessert!

I quickly cracked open my laptop, typed in the few ingredients I could find in my kitchen cupboards and found the recipe I’m going to share with you today.

Luckily, we were planning to eat later, so I had time to put this pumpkin cake together and cook it while we ate and chatted. When dessert time rolled around, I served my emergency dessert with vanilla ice cream and it was a big hit. Who said great cooking hard to be hard?!

Preparation time – 5 minutes

Cooking time – 3 hours

Number of servings – 6-8


  • 2 x 15-ounce cans of pumpkin puree
  • 1 packet spiced cake mix
  • 1 cup butter
  • Whipping cream or ice cream to serve (optional)


  1. Layer the pumpkin, spice cake mix, and butter into your slow cooker. Spread them out so they are even, but try not to compress the ingredients
  2. Cook on high for two hours
  3. Mix thoroughly and then cook on low for another hour
  4. Serve in bowls topped with cream or ice cream

pumpkin cake - 3 ingredient recipe


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