Need to make a delicious dessert fast? These easy dump cake recipes are the perfect dessert for families, potlucks, or even a private Netflix binge (no judging here!)

This easy cake recipe with a funny name is a smart way to make a delicious cake fast, with tons of flavor combinations to choose from. Here are the top favorites:

A serving of strawberry dump cake is presented on a white plate.

7 Delicious & Easy Dump Cakes

All of these dump cake recipes are fast and easy to make and full of flavor. You’ll love being able to change up the fruit each time you make it!

1. Peach Dump Cake

Not sure what to make? This easy dessert recipe is popular all year round.

Peach Dump Cake
This Peach Dump Cake Recipe is a quick and easy dessert that only includes 3 ingredients! Canned peaches, yellow cake mix, and butter are all you need to make this delicious dessert a smashing hit!
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2. Apple Dump Cake

Apple dump cake is a perennial Thanksgiving and Christmas dessert favorite.

This apple dump cake is the easiest dump cake recipe, with three basic ingredients. If you are looking for an easy fall dessert, this recipe is just that.  Tender bits of apple in every bite covered with a spiced cake that is delicious, down to the last bite. An easy apple dessert you can whip up any time of day. #apple #dessert #dumpcake #falldessert #appledessert #easydesserts|
Apple Dump Cake
The best Apple Dump Cake! Apple Pie meets apple cake with only 3 ingredients. Simple cake mix recipe in under an hour!
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3. Pumpkin Dump Cake

Simplify Thanksgiving baking easier-to-make but a just-as-tasty substitute for pumpkin pie.

This quick and easy pumpkin dump cake is your next go-to fall dessert. Dump cakes recipes are so versatile and are perfect for serving a crowd or whipping up a quick dessert to feed your family as a treat. An easy pumpkin recipe that is a no-fail recipe. Just mix, dump, and bake. It's that easy. 
Pumpkin Dump Cake
Pumpkin Dump Cake is your next go-to pumpkin fall dessert. 
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4. Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

This popular variation of the cherry dump cake recipe is a fruit lover’s favorite because it has both cherry pie filling plus pineapple as you can guess from the name.

This Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake is the most delicious and easy dump cake recipe you’ll ever try! Made with only 4-ingredients - just dump all the ingredients into a baking pan, bake and eat! #dumpcake #cake #dessert #cherry #allthingsmamma |
Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake
This Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake is the most delicious and easy dump cake recipe you’ll ever try! Made with only 4-ingredients – just dump all the ingredients into a baking pan, bake and eat!
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5. Blueberry Dump Cake

A great summer treat to serve at a barbecue!

Blueberry Dump Cake
This Blueberry Dump Cake is the most delicious and easy dump cake recipe you'll ever try! Just dump all the ingredients into a pan, bake and eat!
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6. Strawberry Dump Cake

We have tons of yummy strawberry recipes at All Things Mamma but this is one of our favorites!

strawberry dump cake serving.
Strawberry Dump Cake
Strawberry Dump Cake is made with only need 3 ingredients – yellow cake mix, strawberry pie filling, and butter for an easy, delicious dessert!
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7. Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake

We like it best topped with whip cream!

Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake
Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake is cherry pie filling is topped with devil’s food cake mix and butter for a sweet treat that’s one part cake, one part cobbler, and two parts irresistible.
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Basic Ingredients For Dump Cake Recipes

ingredients needed to make dump cake

Add these simple ingredients to a baking dish, cook to a golden brown, let cool to room temperature, and BOOM – Best. Dessert. Ever.

  • dry cake mix – usually a white cake mix or yellow cake mix, but chocolate dump cake is usually made with chocolate cake mix rather than with chocolate fillings or chips.
  • fruit filling – using canned pie filling or canned fruit is the easiest
  • stick of butter – melted butter works too!

(Learn more about how to make a dump cake.)

Different Variations For Dump Cake Recipes

  • add more flavor notes with almond extract or brown sugar
  • ready-made pie crust crumbled into the pan instead of a box of cake mix
  • you can even experiment with your own favorite fruit mixtures!
pumpkin dump cake in a cake pan

Toppings For A Dump Cake

Add any of these toppings for a finishing touch for the perfect cake:

  • a scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • caramel sauce
  • whipped cream
  • chocolate syrup
  • fresh fruit
  • brown sugar
  • powdered sugar
  • cinnamon
  • nuts: pecans, hazelnuts, almonds, and walnuts are best with dump cakes

Pro Tips – use cooking spray on the baking pan for no-stick serving.

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How do you know when the dump cake is done?

The biggest thing that you’re going to want to pay attention to is the top of the dump cake. When the cake is done, the top will be golden-brown!

What is the difference between a dump cake and a cobbler?

A dump cake is different than a cobbler because it uses a cake mix. A cobbler tends to be made from scratch.

Do you refrigerate a dump cake?

Yes, once you’ve baked the dump cake, it does need to be stored in the fridge. This is the best way to keep the fruit as fresh as possible.

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About Kasey Schwartz

For over 15 years, Kasey Schwartz, the mastermind behind All Things Mamma, has been the ultimate go-to for mouthwatering family recipes. Her work has been featured on, Buzz Feed, Better Homes and Gardens, and more, making her your go-to mom next door for all things delicious and family-friendly.

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