Ozark Christian Living

Family Life & Homemaker's Guide

Pumpkin Upside

Down Cake

From the kitchen of:

Mrs. Sarah E. Trainer

She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.  Proverbs 31:15

This Holiday favorite is rich and filling. 

Total Cost:  $11.00 or less  Serves:  12 at $.91 per serving.


  • 2 cans pumpkin (1 lb.)
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 dry cake mix (yellow or chocolate)
  • 1 Cup butter, melted.
  • 1 Cup nuts, chopped.
  • Whipped cream

Directions to Prepare:

  • Preheat: Oven at 350 degrees.
  • Coat : 9x13 cake pan with non stick spray
  • Mix:  together pumpkin, milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
  • Pour:   Mixture into 9x13 pan.
  • Sprinkle: Chocolate or yellow dry cake mix over top.
  • Drizzle:  Butter over top of cake mix.
  • Bake: 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Remove:  Sprinkle nuts over top.
  • Return: Bake an additional 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Serve: Warm topped with whipped cream.



Baking Tip:  Cracks and uneven surface of a cake may be caused by too much flour, oven temperature too hot, or oven not completely preheated.