Old-School Dump Cake Recipes That are Easy and Delicious
No need to haul out the electric mixers or special equipment for these easy dump cake recipes. You just need a baking dish, can opener, and a couple of spoons. The instructions, at their basic level, contain three ingredients: a can of fruit or pie filling, a box of cake mix, and butter. You may see an added extract or flavoring in a recipe, but you get the idea. A dump cake can be a fun, can’t-miss project for a novice baker or a quick dessert to satisfy your family’s sweet tooth.
Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake
Dump cakes derive their name from the method in which they are made—you simply dump the ingredients into a baking dish and bake. This Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake combines a can of cherry pie filling with a can of pineapple tidbits, topped with a boxed cake mix and butter. You can’t beat the fruity, buttery goodness from the combination.
Peach Dump Cake
A can of peaches contains more than just pieces of fruit—the sweet syrup is infused with rich peach flavor and is just the right liquid ingredient to cook into a yellow cake mix. We added the warm notes of cinnamon and nutmeg to a box of yellow cake mix before pouring it over the sliced peaches. The result? This luscious Peach Dump Cake, a delicious cross between a buttery cake and a luscious cobbler.
Cherry Dump Cake
Pumpkin Dump Cake
This dump cake veers off the traditional path by using a can of pumpkin puree instead of a pie filling. Velvety in texture and both savory and sweet in flavor, pure pumpkin puree requires a few more ingredients to make it set into a delicious filling, then topped with a boxed cake mix and butter. The outcome is a Pumpkin Dump Cake that’s flavorful with the familiar tastes of both a yellow cake and a spiced pumpkin pie. Serve the cake with whipped cream and freshly grated nutmeg for enhanced creaminess and spice.