Crock Pot Apple Cherry Dump Cake is ridiculously easy to make and ridiculously tasty to eat. I am a huge fan of easy dump cake recipes, and this one using canned pie filling is buttery and delicious!
If you need a dessert for a crowd that is also the epitome of comfort food and literally takes no effort, I’ve got the perfect recipe for you. I fell in love with the classic Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake as a kid, but you can make all kinds of varieties!
And when I figured out you could make them in the crock pot and not heat up your kitchen in the summer, they became my go-to dessert for everything!
Crock Pot Apple Cherry Dump Cake is Easy
With just a few pantry ingredients, you can create dessert magic for your family and friends. And when you make it in a slow cooker, your house doesn’t even heat up making it perfect for any time of year!
This Crock Pot Cherry Dump Cake with apples is flavorful, sweet and has that signature butter-y cake batter topping. I don’t know if I can choose my favorite part of this dessert.
The way it all works together is a dream come true for this sweets-loving gal.
I mean, I’m lazy and I love easy cake mix desserts. Could there be anything better than a dump cake for me?
The Name Dump Cake is Horrific
I recently had a video chat with a mentor of mine who is based in the UK. And when we were talking about my love of dump cake recipes, she looked absolutely horrified.
She was like do you know what “dump” means in the UK?
And I was like, yup, means the same thing here… And yet still, dump cakes are bae. As a boy mom, I’m used to a little potty talk.
And the fact that these types of desserts are SO easy to make – open and dump – makes me move past the name.
All of these ingredients can be kept in the pantry making this a great last-minute dessert to throw together! (And by last minute I mean you don’t have to go to the store. But it will still take 2 hours to cook in the Crock-Pot).
I wouldn’t say that Cherry Pie is my favorite dessert. That would be like choosing your favorite child.
But I do crave it several times a year. But finding a good cherry pie can be hard.
But cherry pie filling can be used in a bunch of different types of desserts so I can get my fix with this yummy dump cake recipe.
And when you mix it with apples, the flavor is sweet and wonderful.
Just be sure to double-check the label for the apple pie filling. Sometimes they add in spices and if that is the case, you won’t want to add any more cinnamon.
Also, don’t be afraid to add a sprinkle of sea salt over the top. You know that sweet and salty thing is ridiculously good. I use salted butter too.
The only equipment you need for this is a crock pot. I use the one in the photo all the time but here is an updated version of it.
How to Make Apple Cherry Dump Cake
In a crockpot dump in the apple and cherry pie filling. Sprinkle the cinnamon over the top.
Evenly spread the yellow cake mix over the fruit. Drizzle the melted butter over the dry cake mix. Top with pecans.
Cover and cook on high for 2 hours. Serve warm, straight out of the slow cooker or let cool to room temperature.
To store, scoop the dump cake into a container with an air-tight lid.
Cherry Crock Pot Dump Cake With Apples is YUM!
I mean… yum! This dessert would be so great for a party. You can just set it out right in the crock pot and have everyone serve themselves.
Better yet, have a dump cake party and serve a punch of different types of dump cake recipes.
There is no wrong way to serve a dump cake. They are amazing when served warm with some cold vanilla ice cream on top.
They are yummy room temperature with a little whipped cream. And they are delicious cold with nothing else on it. So versatile.
Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve made a lot of different kinds of dump cakes. And there are a few reasons why using pie filling in a dump cake makes a lot of sense. In fact, it is my preferred way of making them. Pie filling is just plain easy. There is no cutting or washing required like when you use fresh fruit.
Us lazy people love to make dump cake because all it requires is opening and dumping. Pie filling is also sweeter than fresh fruit and has more liquid. You can sweeten fresh fruit up with sugar, but you just aren’t going to get the moisture that you get from pie filling.
You can absolutely make dump cake with a mixture of canned filling and fresh fruit if you want to take the time to clean and dice the fruit. But I really don’t think it will change the flavor all that much. You may get a little bit of extra texture, though.
- To get more of that crunchy crust texture on top simply lay down a few paper towels across the top of the bowl before adding the lid. It will catch any condensation that may make it soggy!
- You can leave out the nuts or change up the type to suit your taste preferences.
- Don’t have a slow cooker? You can make this the old-fashioned way in the oven too. Just layer everything in a baking dish and bake for an hour.
This Crock Pot Apple Cherry Dump Cake comes together quickly, is totally hands-off and always a crowd pleaser! If you haven’t made a dump cake lately, you should absolutely try this one!
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- Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake
- Strawberry Pineapple Dump Cake
- Peach Blueberry Dump Cake
- Try Crystal and Comp’s Instant Pot Strawberry Dump Cake
- How good does this Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake sound from Celebrations at Home?
Crock Pot Cherry Apple Dump Cake
- In a crockpot dump in the apple and cherry pie filling.
- Sprinkle the cinnamon over the top.
- Evenly spread the yellow cake mix over the fruit.
- Drizzle the melted butter over the dry cake mix.
- Top with pecans.
- Cover and cook on high for 2 hours.
- Serve warm, straight out of the slow cooker or let cool to room temperature.