3-Ingredient Dump Cake

"Whenever you need a last-minute dessert, this is perfect! It can be mixed up, baked and served in a jiffy. This cake is especially delicious topped with scoops of vanilla ice cream."
photo by Jubes photo by Jubes
photo by Jubes
photo by Jubes photo by Jubes
Ready In:


  • 21 ounces cherries or 21 ounces apple pie filling
  • 18 12 ounces yellow cake mix
  • 12 cup butter, melted


  • Spread pie filling evenly in a lightly greased 13 x 9 baking pan. Sprinkle dry cake mix over filling. Drizzle with melted butter. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes, or until topping is golden. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

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  1. NurseJaney
    Prepared this for Crafty Lady 13, to share her loss of beloved pet, Maxx. I had a jar of lemon curd type gel which I had purchased at Lenox a good while ago, and used a Duncan Hines Golden Butter cake mix. Certainly a snap to put together, but found some un-incorporated dry mix on top after baking. Next time -- and I WILL do this again, will be sure that all of cake mix is evenly distributed over filling, and butter more evenly distributed. All that said -- it was very tasty, and DH had an extra helping before he went to bed ! So sorry about your loss -- pets are never far from our hearts !
  2. SMH4089
    it was "okay" but probably won't make it again. really wanted a cake-y texture and this was just crumbly on top. my kids will enjoy it.
  3. Jubes
    A quick and easy and delicious dessert. 5 minutes prep and it's in the oven. I used a gluten-free cake mix (Basco brand Golden Buttercake Mix 470 grams) and 125 grams of butter. Not knowing if the dump style cake would work with the gluten-free mix, I mixed the cake mix and melted buter together and spread over the top of the pie apples. Served with vanilla ice-cream and this cake was a hit with my whole family. Reviewed for September Recipe Swap in the Aus/NZ Forum. Photos being posted
  4. Sydney Mike
    I do enjoy making dump cakes (so quick & easy), & so easy to change the cake mix or the pie filling or even to additional things to the filling! I pretty much followed the recipe here, although I did increase the butter a little, then used a large-hole shaker to sprinkle the butter more evenly over the cake mix ~ Works like a charm! Thanks for posting the recipe! [Made & reviewed for one of my group mates in the current Aus/NZ Recipe Swap]


<p>Update: &nbsp;I have changed my profile picture in honor of my dear best friend and loyal companion that I lost to cancer on 6/25/11. Maxx was the best dog that anyone could ever hope to have in their life. &nbsp;Until we meet again, sweet boy, you will be forever in my heart and memories. I currently live in the country with two dogs (a 12 pound&nbsp;poodle mix&nbsp;named Suki and a new member to the family, a 7-month old(?) 7.5 pound terrier mix named Angel ). &nbsp; I got Angel from the dog pound a week after I lost my beloved Maxx. &nbsp;Suki and I both needed a new companion to help us cope with our loss. &nbsp;Nothing will ever replace Maxx, but she has helped to uplift Suki's spirit. I am a secretary for a county school board. I love to cook, bake, crochet, paint, sew, read and anything to do with crafts. I was born in Tokyo,Japan. My father was in the Air Force and my moher was Japanese. I love to cook (and eat) a variety of foods from many different nations. I especially like trying out new recipes and experimenting with both old and new recipes. I also love participating in the great Zaar events like the tag games, recipe swaps, and Zaar World Tours. I recently participated in my first RSC contest. I have definitely had a lot of fun since joining Recipezaar. Update - September 20, 2007 I am proud to announce that I have just been blessed with my first grandchild. My son and daughter-in-law have given me a beautiful little granddaughter. &nbsp;[URL=http://s183.photobucket.com/albums/x147/Crafty_Lady_13/?action=view&curren;t=f6fd3ae3.pbw][IMG]http://s183.photobucket.com/albums/x147/Crafty_Lady_13/th_102_0365-1.jpg[/IMG][/URL] Make Reservation Online Create your own visitor map *************************************************** [Reply]</p>
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