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Dump Cake

dump cake in white dish with ice cream on top

Similar to cobbler, this Dump Cake Recipe is super easy to throw together and you’re left with fabulous results! All you need is 4 easy ingredients to get the party started. Want to take it to the next level? Top it with ice cream!

dump cake in white dish with ice cream on top

Dump Cake | Easy Peasy!

What the heck is a Dump Cake? It’s a type of cake where you literally dump the ingredients in a baking dish then bake it. The results are magical and incredible, and it’s really the easiest dessert you could ever ask for. In no time at all, you’ll be digging into this warm, moist cake that goes perfectly with ice cream or just by itself. There are a ton of variations you could play with to create your own easy and delicious concoction. The sky’s the limit!

Top view of ingredients on the counter

Main Ingredients Needed

The beauty of a dump cake is how quickly it comes together because of all of the store-bought ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Yellow Cake Mix – Contains everything you’ll need for the cake portion of the recipe.
  • Butter – Slice it and dice it to create the perfect baking environment for the cake.
  • Pie Filling + Canned Fruit – Provides moisture, flavor, and texture. I used cherry pie filling and canned crushed pineapple.

Dump Cake Variations

Now onto our variations, note that not every version needs canned fruit, it just adds flavor and texture! There really are a crazy amount of dump cake variations out there, but here are a few of our favorite ones:

  • Cherry pie filling + chocolate cake mix
  • Apple pie filling + spice cake mix
  • Peach pie filling + yellow cake mix
  • Pumpkin pie filling + spice cake mix
  • Strawberry pie filling + canned rhubarb + white cake mix
  • Blueberry pie filling + lemon curd + yellow cake mix
scooping dump cake with a wooden spoon

How to Make a Dump Cake

For full details on how to make our Dump Cake recipe, see the recipe card down below 🙂

1. Preheat + Prep

Preheat the oven. Spray baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Dump Ingredients

Start with the pie filling and spread it on the bottom of the baking dish. Spoon your canned fruit over the pie filling , then sprinkle the cake mix on top.

3. Top with Butter

 Slice the butter and distribute evenly over the surface of the cake mix.

4. Bake + Serve

Bake until cooked through. Cool for a couple of minutes then serve warm with homemade (or store-bought) vanilla ice cream!

dump cake in white dish with ice cream on top

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Cheers, friends!

dump cake in white dish with ice cream on top

Dump Cake Recipe

Similar to cobbler, this Dump Cake Recipe is super easy to throw together and you're left with fabulous results! All you need is 4 easy ingredients to get the party started. Want to take it to the next level? Top it with ice cream!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 403 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 3/4 cup butter 1½ sticks, sliced
  • 42 oz cherry pie filling two, 21 oz cans (42 oz total)
  • 20 oz canned pineapple 1 can

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°. Spray baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Start with the pie filling and spread it on the bottom of the baking dish. Spoon your canned fruit over the pie filling , then sprinkle the cake mix on top.
  • Slice the butter and distribute evenly over the surface of the cake mix.
  • Bake for 55-65 minutes or until cooked through. Cool for a couple of minutes then serve warm with homemade (or store-bought) vanilla ice cream!

Nutrition

Calories: 403kcalCarbohydrates: 71gProtein: 2gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 433mgPotassium: 186mgFiber: 2gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 582IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 113mgIron: 1mg
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