Scout's Best Dump Cake

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by CraftScout

I have made these types of cakes a lot (a lot less, since I have been trying to watch what I eat). It is super simple, practically foolproof, and infitely versatile. It can be made with any 1-4 cans of fruit or fruit pie filling, any cake mix, and can be started before you eat dinner and will be ready when you are. I have only burnt one once, and that took hours! And it still tasted pretty good. This is the best combination I have come up with.

Top Review by Maryland Jim

I made this tonight to top off our first official Bar-B-Que of the year. My wife and I both enjoyed it, and though we did't have any yogurt or ice cream, we topped it with canned whipped cream. My wife really like it, I think next time I will make this with peaches since I prefer them over pears. Note: I will try this on a boy scout camping trip in a dutch oven. It should go over well and the is VERY simple to make.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package white cake mix
  • 2 (15 ounce) canscut pears, undrained (I used vanilla flavored)
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a 13"x9" baking dish, evenly distribute pears, the juice or syrup they were packed in, and the banana slices.
  3. Pour the dry cake mix over the fruit, making it as even as possible and slightly packing it down.
  4. Thinly slice the butter into pats and dot the top of the cake mix with them.
  5. Bake at 350F for 40 minutes.
  6. Cool for 20 minutes, so you don't burn your mouth! This tastes especially good with ice cream or vanilla yoghurt.

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