Dump Cake (Only 3 Ingredients!)

"I remember the first time I had this at a picnic! My sister brought it and everyone raved about it. I could not believe it when I found out you dumped all of 3 ingredients into a pan (no bowls or mixing) and just baked it! It's really great and just too easy!"
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Ready In:
1hr 3mins


  • 2 (20 ounce) cans cherry pie filling
  • 1 (18 1/2 ounce) box chocolate cake mix or (18 1/2 ounce) box devil's food cake mix, unprepared
  • 34 cup butter, melted


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Dump cherry pie filling into 13 x 9 inch cake pan.
  • Spread out evenly in pan.
  • Sprinkle cake mix evenly over filling.
  • Drizzle butter over top.
  • Bake for 1 hour.
  • Serve in pan.

Questions & Replies

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  1. dog.moon.abbey
    For this Cherry dump cake recipe, can I use cherry pie filling in juice (like Oregon brand fruit pie filling) or does it need to be the type with the thick, goopy slurry?
  2. Betty H.
    Is the cake mix dry or follow directions on the box and top the cherries?
  3. Robin B.
    Can u double this recipe ? If so how much longer to cook . Thank you in advance


  1. MelodyOHare
    This was an interesting dessert. Very easy to make. I made it one evening and we had it the next afternoon. The cake was crispy. The next day we had it after dinner, by then the cake was a bit more moist and had soaked more of the cherry flavor into it. It was delicious. I recommend waiting a day or so before you eat this if you can help yourself.
  2. karla1
    This was so easy!! I used raspberry pie filling instead, what a wonderful dessert!!! Great tasting, everyone loved it!!
  3. Malriah
    We loved it! The cake gets kind of crunchy instead of cakey. I served it warm with a scoop of Cherry Cordial ice cream on top. It tasted just like I was eating a big bowl of Cherry Garcia. It doesn't get much better than that!
  4. Chuck in Killbuck
    After reading a review I decided to make this for dessert for a cookout with my neighbors. I took it over well chilled and it was the hit of the afternoon. So simple and delicious. Everyone said to tell you thanks for the recipe, and their 3 year old wants another one. LOL Chuck
  5. Fort Bethel
    This was so very good not to mention economical! I was able to throw this together for under 5 dollars! The entire house smelled like chocolate while this baked. Next time I'll try and chill it like Chuck did. THANKS Karen for this WINNER!


  1. ~*Miss Diggy*~
    This was pretty good for only three ingredients. It was very rich, and my hubby REALLY liked it! I used margarine instead of butter, and it was worked. Thanks for the easy and quick dessert!


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