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Southern Pecan Cobbler Dump Cake


Updated November 07, 2016
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Southern Pecan Cobbler Dump Cake
Southern Pecan Cobbler Dump Cake
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It only takes five ingredients to make this recipe for Southern Pecan Cobbler Dump Cake. If you love pecan pie, then you are sure to enjoy this simple twist on the dessert classic. To make this easy Southern recipe, butter is melted in the bottom of a baking dish before getting topped with pecans. The nuts are then topped with prepared cake mix batter, brown sugar, and hot water. Anyone who loves nutty Southern desserts is sure to enjoy this easy dump cake recipe. 

It doesn't get much simpler than this recipe for Southern Pecan Cobbler Dump Cake. Even novice bakers will be able to make this pecan cobbler, but it will also offer a nice break for experienced bakers. Make this easy dump cake recipe as an alternate for pecan pie on Thanksgiving.

Serves: 9

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/4 cup pecan halves (see note)
  • 1 (16-1/2-ounce) box butter golden cake mix (or other yellow cake mix), plus ingredients required to prepare the cake
  • 1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup hot water

Pecan Cobbler Dump Cake


This recipe for Southern Pecan Cobbler Dump Cake was inspired by Call Me PMc's recipe for Pecan Cobbler Dump Cake.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. While the oven is heating, place the butter into a 9 x 13-inch baking dish and put it in the oven until it is melted.
  2. Scatter the pecans evenly over the surface of the baking pan.
  3. Prepare the cake mix as the package directs and spoon very carefully over the nuts, so that the nuts are not disturbed; do not stir.
  4. Scatter the brown sugar in an even layer over the batter. Gently pour the hot water over the brown sugar layer until it is completely moistened.
  5. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until the top of the cake is firm and browned. Because of the soft bottom layer, it will not test done with the toothpick test but it will firm up as it cools on a cooling rack for at least 45 minutes before cutting to serve.

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This delicious cake replicates a pecan pie but with a soft cake topping instead of a bottom crust. Pecan halves are traditional in a pecan pie, but use chopped pecans if you prefer.

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This was really tasty, but would benefit from more pecans!

This was an easy dessert, but it needed more pecans.

I really like pecan desserts, and this one was good! One thing I'd do differently is to chop the pecans into smaller pieces rather than leaving them mostly whole.


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