Slow Cooker Pumpkin Cobbler is an easy way to make dessert! Just put everything in the crockpot and walk away.
We are already more than halfway through October! Can you believe it? The weather has gotten cold here and it is way to early for that. I was hoping for a long, beautiful fall but am thankful that we don’t have For the third week of Crocktober, I made a Slow Cooker Pumpkin Cobbler. This pumpkin dessert would be perfect for the upcoming holidays. It is kind of like pumpkin pie without the crust.
Beat the eggs slightly and then add the pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, sugar, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla. Pour the mixture into a greased slow cooker. Top with the powdered cake mix and sprinkle with brown sugar. Drizzle melted butter evenly over the top.
Cook on low for 3-4 hours. After cooking this pumpkin dessert, I saw a tip from 365 Days of Slow Cooking. Karen said that you should place a double layer of paper towel over the top of the Crock Pot before adding the lid. Her trick keeps the condensation off of the dessert and gives a crispier top. I didn’t have an opportunity to try it before this post but I plan to the next time I make it!
Scoop the dessert into bowls. Top with whipped cream or ice cream and drizzle with caramel before serving.
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I can’t find butter pecan cake mix anywhere. Is there another type you’d recommend?
I would suggest using a spice cake mix or yellow cake mix.
It has become a holiday staple here. Thanks for a great recipe!
Wonderful! The more slow cookers that can be utilized during the holidays the better! It takes away some of the stress and frees up space in the oven.
Beverly A. Dugar says
Flavor is good after I added caramel topping; however, I think I did something wrong (or perhaps it is because I live at high altitude). The cake on top is steamed and gooey. Also, the pumpkin tastes good but the consistency is a little like curdled milk. Next time I will do the oven.
Can you prepare the night before and turn the crockpot on the next morning?
Yes, this would be a great recipe to prepare ahead of time. Just prepare, cover and store in the fridge overnight.
Are you using light or dark brown sugar?
Shelly Brown says
Can you bake this in the oven?
Hi, that recipe looks very lovely and as I am momentarily drowning in pumpkins (its autumn in New Zealand…), I would love to give it a try.
BUT – even if I could find the cake mix here – I don’t like using ready made mixes, so I won’t even look – could you please advise what I can do to replace it? I assume it is a mix out of flour, sugar??Any ideas?
My friend Amanda from I Am Baker has a recipe for homemade cake mix that you could try: http://iambaker.net/homemade-yellow-cake-mix/
Best of luck,
Susan Kern says
Heike, You could always look up a mix for butter pecan cake or even a good yellow cake recipe
Alisa Walsh says
I entered this recipe in our annual Crockpot contest and took 3rd place! It was a huge hit, the only thing I added was some chopped up pecans sauteed with butter and rock salt, stirred that into the cake mix. Great for those that like the salty/sweet combo. I’m by no means a cook so trying this for the first time I wasn’t sure how it would go. Topped with vanilla bean ice-cream. Oh yummy!
Do you use pumpkin puree
Hi Sue! Yes, you use pumpkin puree. I’ve updated the post to include that. Thanks!
I made this recipe the first time last year and accidently forgot 1 ingredient, ironically the milk and it was excellent. Almost ate it all in one sitting, to the point I had to give half away. So I just made it again with the milk, and it just was not the same for me, it was just ok, actually tasted funny. I guess for me I will leave the milk out.
After pouring the cake mix on top, do you stir it all together or just leave it on top??
You just leave it. Happy Baking! ~Tonia
We don’t make the cake mix like a batter? Just pour the bag of powder mix on top?
Yes. It is nerve racking the first time you put a powdery cake mix on top but it all works out. I have seen some suggest to put a dish towel stretched across (held in place by the lid) to catch excess moisture. It works itself out. Pecans suggested above are a nice touch.
Mr. Sandy Glaneman says
I tried this last night and I followed your recipe to the letter however all I ended up with was a gooey mass more like a soft pudding than a cobbler. Any suggestions on what I may have done wrong?
Sandy Glaneman (male)
I’m so sorry to hear that it didn’t turn out for you! Mine was very soft, too like pumpkin pie without the crust. I think that if you want it to be more cake-like, you would need to cook it in the oven. Here is a recipe like the one my sister-in-law makes: http://www.melskitchencafe.com/pumpkin-cobbler/
Does this work in a 5-6q sized crock pot…?
I have not tried that but yes it should work just fine! Happy Crocking! ~Tonia
Good day! I own six slow cookers, lol. Can you advise what size you used to make this recipe? Thanks!
Hello Linda! Wow…you are a lucky lady! I used a 6.5 qt for this recipe. Happy Crocking! ~Tonia
Oh my goodness!!! I just made this and it was awesome!! I love anything with pumpkin and this definitely hit the spot. Will make this again.
Yay! I’m so happy to hear that!
Hi this may be a crazy question but am i just supposed to top it off with the powdered cake mix as a powder or am i supposed to make it? Thank you?!!
Not a crazy question at all! Yes, you top it with the powdered cake mix and do not make the cake beforehand. Happy baking!
regarding the powdered cake mix, should i mix the cake ingredients (as directed on the box) before adding to crock pot or just add the it in powder form on top of the custard mixture?
Put the powdered cake mix on top of the custard. It is a little like adding the streusel topping to a crumb cake. In the second photo in the blog post, you can see the white powder, brown sugar and melted butter on top. I hope that helps! ~Tonia
Hi! I’ve had this in the crockpot for 4hrs and it doesn’t look done. The cake batter is gooey, is that how it’s meant to be? Your descirption says ‘custard’ like but the pictures look cakey… I so wanna get this right. 😉
made this thanksgiving am an the kitchen smells wonderful could not find the flavor cake mix but found a pumpkin one an used so hope it even more pumpiny
cannot wait to try
does ir serve better warm or cold?
i have it cooling now
hi – i’ve been looking for a non-pie pumpkin dessert to make this thanksgiving and this looks amazing! how would you recommend storing and serving/reheating leftovers (if there are any)?
I would suggest storing it in the fridge in a food storage container with a lid. You should be able to reheat it in the microwave like you would pumpkin pie. Happy Thanksgiving!
Made this for my church’s ladies” meeting tonight…it was AMAZING!!
Fantastic! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed it as much as we did. Thanks Becky!
Do you use the entire cake mix on top?
Yes! Thanks Christina!
L Lundrigan says
How do you know when it’s cooked
always hard to tell in a crock pot
I find that it is hard to overcook things in a slow cooker. I go by how it looks and I check it periodically to see if it is done. With this dessert, scoop up a spoonful and it if is hot and custard like, it is done. Happy baking!
Hi Tonia, is that topping whipped cream on the Cobbler in the 1st picture? And Caramel is that drizzled over it? I might use French Vanilla Ice Cream instead. What do ya think? Or is the whipping cream more complimenting? Thx…
Yes, I used whipped cream with caramel drizzled over it. I didn’t have any ice cream in my freezer so I used whipped cream.
I just love those white dessert cups! Where can I find those? Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Nalesha! The dessert cups are from Target.
Thanks for the reply, Tonia! I go to Target often and always look at their white wares, but haven’t seen these. I don’t know if they are from a long time ago or new stock, but will check. There are simple and lovely!
YUM! How many do you think this batch feeds? Thinking this would be great for an upcoming gathering – crockpot & pumpkin & dessert? Perfect!
That really depends on the size of the servings. The recipe has the same ingredients as what you would put into a 9×13 in pan. So, it serves the same number of people as a 9×13 would. Enjoy!
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says
I just dusted off my slow cooker so you know I’ll be making this very soon!
this is a nice winter dessert!
Amanda Shaw says
Can you please help? I was going to make this but I can’t find a Butter Pecan cake mix anywhere!!! Do you know if this would be good with a different flavor cake mix?!?!
It would taste great with a white or yellow cake mix! Best of luck!
Gramma Cie says
I used a spice cake mix and it added a nice spicy flavor to the topping.
Great idea! I love spice cake mix!
Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads says
This looks so heavenly! Pinning!
Anna Bennett says
Tonia,your recipe looks & sounds AWESOME. I can’t wait for us to try it.
I can not fellow on Instagram,.
Thanks Anna! Don’t worry about not being able to follow on Instagram. I appreciate you following my blog!