Cherry Dump Cake

Cherry Dump Cake

This Cherry Dump Cake tastes just like a cherry clobber but is much easier to make! Just a few simple ingredients that you dump then bake!

Cherry Dump Cake on a plate with vanilla ice cream

This recipe uses just six simple ingredients! Cherry pie filling, almond and vanilla extracts, a box of white cake mix, melted butter, and dark brown sugar. As the title of this recipe says, just “dump” those ingredients into your baking dish and bake. Yes, it’s that easy! This Cherry Dump Cake is so delicious and the cake crust turns into a caramelized, crispy texture that elevates this simple cake.

What I Love about this Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

The best thing about this Cherry Dump Cake is that it’s so quick and easy to make! There’s also no mixing bowl required, so no need to dirty up any other dishes. Just dump your ingredients into your baking dish and bake. Another great thing is about this recipe is that you can use any pie filling you like. Don’t like cherries? Then substitute blueberry, apple or strawberry pie filling instead. In addition, you can really customize the flavor by changing out the cake mix too. Use a yellow, strawberry, or chocolate cake mix instead of white and see what filling and mixes work best for you. Still want to add more flavor and texture? Then add in extra toppings like: chocolate chips, sprinkles, and nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds, etc). The possibilities are endless!

Cherry Dump Cake in a bowl with vanilla ice cream

Can this Cherry Dump Cake be made in a slow cooker?

Absolutely! Just follow the instructions and dump all the ingredients into your slow cooker instead of the baking dish. Cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours.

What cherry pie filling should I use?

To be honest, I haven’t found very much difference between store and name brand fillings. Use a pie filling that can be easily found at your local grocery store. In addition, pie filling can also be purchased at Target, Walmart and on Amazon.

pie filling, extracts, white cake mix, butter and brown sugar cooked in a 9x13 inch baking dish

Cherry Dump Cake-Ingredients

  • 2 cans cherry pie filling (21 oz cans)
  • 1 box white cake mix (Betty Crocker Super Moist Cake Mix)
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter (salted, melted)
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar (packed)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Melt butter in a small saucepan. Set aside.
  • Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray with flour.
  • Open pie filling and stir in 1/2 teaspoon of both the almond and pure vanilla extract in each can.
  • Dump both cans into prepared baking dish and spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle white cake mix evenly over cherry pie filing. Use a fork to smooth it out if uneven. 
  • Pour melted butter evenly over white cake mix.
pie filling with extracts, white cake mix and melted butter in a 9x13 inch baking dish
  • Sprinkle dark brown sugar over the top.
pie filling with extracts, white cake mix, melted butter and brown sugar in a 9x13 inch baking dish
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes or until fruit is bubbling and top is golden brown.
pie filling with extracts, white cake mix, melted butter and brown sugar baked in a 9x13 inch baking dish
  • Remove cake from the oven to cool slightly.
  • Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and/or whipped cream.
  • Enjoy!
  • Cover and refrigerate leftovers for up to 5 days.
fruit dump cake with vanilla ice cream in on a dish

For other cherry recipes try:

“Easy as Pie” Cherry Turnovers

Fresh Cherry Tart

Homemade Cherry Pie

Easy Nutritious Cherry Peach Smoothie

Cherry and Basil Old Fashioned Smash

Cherry Dump Cake

Cherry Dump Cake

This Cherry Dump Cake tastes just like a cherry clobber but is much easier to make! Just a few simple ingredients that you dump then bake!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings

Equipment

  • 9×13 inch baking dish
  • Small sauce pan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cans cherry pie filling 21 oz cans
  • 1 box white cake mix Betty Crocker Super Moist Cake Mix
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter salted, melted
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar packed

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Melt butter in a small saucepan. Set aside.
  • Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray with flour.
  • Open pie filling and stir in 1/2 teaspoon of both the almond and pure vanilla extract in each can.
  • Dump both cans into prepared baking dish and spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle white cake mix evenly over cherry pie filing. Use a fork to smooth it out if uneven.
  • Pour melted butter evenly over white cake mix.
  • Sprinkle dark brown sugar over the top.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes or until fruit is bubbling and top is golden brown.
  • Remove cake from the oven to cool slightly.
  • Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and/or whipped cream.
  • Enjoy!
  • Cover and refrigerate leftovers for up to 5 days.
Keyword Cherry, Cherry Dump Cake, Cherry Pie Filling, Cobbler, Crisp, Crock Pot, Dark Brown Sugar, Dump Cake, Easy Dessert, Slow Cooker, White Cake Mix
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Cherry dump cake with vanilla ice cream in on a dish
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Cherry dump cake with vanilla ice cream in on a dish
Cherry dump cake with vanilla ice cream in on a dish

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