23 Reviews

Dump cake is Divine. Easy to assemble and bake. Great recipe for a beginner baker. I substituted chopped walnuts for pecans and it was great. I could not find my 13x9 baking pan (due to remodel) so I used two 9" cake pans and divided ingredients evenly. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I will add Dump Cake to our Thanksgiving dessert menu. My hubby loves it too.

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Luv2CooknBake September 02, 2011

I agree that one stick of butter is plenty here. This is a great cobbler type cake! Rich and delicious! I used 1 pint of zucchini pineapple for the can of crushed pineapple, and it worked very well. Since I usually add some amaretto to my homemade cherry pie filling, and I had to use canned this time, I added 2 TB amaretto to the melted butter for a little 'kick'. It was delicious. I used about 1/4 c extra pecans on top because I wanted to use them up. I had tasted this type of cake before, but never with the pecans on top. Don't skip the nuts! They toast up beautifully on top, with the melted butter poured over them. AMAZING flavor! Blending a little cinnamon in with the cake mix or even with the melted butter would also add a delicious layer of flavor. Super with ice cream, or cool whip that's still frozen.

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SrtaMaestra February 07, 2010

My husband and I loved this cake. It was more like a cobbler once baked. And my husband doesn't even like cherry pie filling. But he ate this up with some ice cream. Fabulous !

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Sherry & Carl September 06, 2009

This has been a family favorite for years! I use one cube of butter (cut into chunks), and drop onto the dry cake mixture before baking. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and wowser!!

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HisMonie June 30, 2009

This is an awesome recipe that I have been making for 9 years. It is so fast & tastes so good. We love it with whipped topping while it is warm.

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scrapgirl44 March 20, 2009

Oh, dear - lovely and oh so very rich. Easy to throw together. My oven runs hot - my cake was done at the 50 minute mark. Will be making again. Note: I took this to work the next day after being in the refrigerator - the top hardened a bit from the cold, but still yummy and lots of people asking for the recipe! Thanks Karen

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Misa February 14, 2009

Very rich! My daughters (10 and 4)had a lot of fun making this. We omitted the nuts and I cut the butter very thin and spread over the top of the cake mix. I'm looking forward to trying it with other types of fillings and cake mixes. Thanks!*Note*-After making this several times we have found that it takes less time to pour the butter than to slice and place. The top needs to be pretty even so all of the mix is covered with butter, or you can end up with dry spots... :)

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stanzacp January 11, 2009

This was very good. I made it up for a 1970's Dance since I remember making dump cake back then. Taste as good as I can remember. I didn't have time to shell and chop nuts so I left them off. It tastes best warm, but was also great served cool with whipped topping.

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eBeth April 13, 2008

This recipe takes me back to my childhood. My mom used to make it all the time. I made it for the first time recently for my husband and he is in love! I omit the nuts since I'm not a fan of them.

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PoketheYoke March 22, 2008
5 Ingredient Dump Cake