Pumpkin Bombshell Cake

This easy Pumpkin Bombshell Cake with cream cheese frosting is one of the most simple recipes you're going to find for a fall dessert! Great way to make such a moist, rich cake from a box mix that's spiced up.

Pumpkin Bombshell Cake.

Alright guys, you get a bonus recipe this week! This was one I didn't even have on my editorial calendar, but when we made it I knew it had to go on the blog.

pumpkin bombshell cake slice on a white plate, with forks beside plate.

On our house's first birthday, our kids were insistent we get the house a birthday cake...and, I mean, how do you say no to that? After running to the store at the last minute and not being able to find the pre-made cakes (that didn't cost $20 each), I picked up a few ingredients and prayed for the best. This ended up being such a simple and amazing cake - it's so completely perfect for fall!

poking a fork into a slice of pumpkin bombshell cake.

If you've ever had a Tres Leches cake, this is a similar idea. You take an (already delicious) pumpkin cake and soak it with a couple of different kinds of milk to make it super creamy and rich. I think you guys are going to love this one - we did!

looking down on a slice of pumpkin bombshell cake on a white plate.

Grab the recipe below...

pouring sweet cream over a pumpkin cake in a baking dish.

Hope you guys enjoy (what's left of) fall!

xo, Leslie - signature at the end of blog post.

Pumpkin Bombshell Cake

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Pumpkin Bombshell Cake
Servings 16 -20


  • 15.25 oz box spice cake mix
  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup half a stick of butter, melted
  • ½ cup milk
  • 12 oz can evaporated milk
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 16 oz tub cream cheese frosting


  • In a large bowl, mix together spice cake mix, pumpkin puree, eggs, and melted butter. Slowly add in milk until batter is pourable (it might not be necessary to use the entire half cup). Spread cake mixture in the bottom of a greased 9x13" dish.
  • Bake according to package directions (usually 25-30 minutes).
  • Once the cake is out of the oven, allow it to cool for 10-15 minutes. Take a fork and poke holes throughout the cake.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together sweetened condensed and evaporated milk. Pour this mixture over the top of the cake, filling the fork holes.
  • Frost the cake with the cream cheese frosting and allow to cool in the fridge until ready to serve.
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  1. 5 stars
    I like this better than traditional tres leches for fall and winter. Love the spice. Tempted to add more to the topping milks

    1. Leslie Lambert says:

      It's perfect for the cooler months!

  2. Sherrie Fugere says:

    Made this cake for Thanksgiving, didn't look like yours at all. Cake has to cool, otherwise frosting melts....it tasted good though...