Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 50 mins

We do enjoy dump cakes (not just for the taste but for the ease of preparation), so this recipe attracted my attention with its nice combo of fruits! The recipe was found in the February 2005 Taste of Home's Quick Cooking magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (21 ounce) can apple pie filling
  • 1 (15 1/4 ounce) can pears, sliced, drained
  • 1 (15 1/4 ounce) can peaches, sliced, drained
  • 1 (9 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 14 cup unsalted butter, cut into 1/8-inch pieces


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F & grease an 8"x8" baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the pie filling, pears & peaches, then spoon this fruit mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Sprinkle the cake mix over the fruit, then dot the dried mix with butter.
  4. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Most Helpful

As the other reviewer reported I had a bit of unincorporated cake mix on top in a few spots. I used her trick and dabbed a bit of butter on each spot and cooked a little longer. It is really more a cobbler than a cake. I served it with cream but I think it would have been equally great with homemade vanilla ice cream. I would not serve it plain as it would be way too sweet.

Nyteglori August 16, 2011

I've never made a dump cake before so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. This makes a very sweet, fruity and flavourful cake that has more of a cobbler consistency. It would be very good with ice cream. After baking this for 50 minutes the cake had some unincorporated cake mix left on top. I tried adding a bit more butter and baking an additional 5 minutes. I ended up just brushing it off with a pastry brush. Thanks for this keeper. I'll be making this whenever I need a cake in a hurry.

Dreamer in Ontario August 12, 2011