Lazy bakers unite! Here's a collection of 22 easy Dump Cake Recipes that you'll want to make right now! They're quick to prep and bake up to a golden brown in the oven.
These are the best dump cake recipes for people who love dessert but hate feeling stuck in the kitchen.
Make these fruity, chocolate or even holiday variations in the oven, crockpot or even the microwave! The buttery cake flavor is always a crowd-pleaser.
While I love to make easy dessert recipes to share with friends and family, making baked desserts leaves me sweaty.
Baking requires science and science is hard. These are all my easy dump cake recipes. It's my favorite dessert to make for my sweet treat or when I have company coming over.
Why This Dessert is Awesome
Open, dump, bake.
Easy Dump Cakes are the only dessert you ever really need to make! While they might not be the prettiest dessert you can make, they are ridiculously tasty and crazy easy to put together.
The basic idea is that with just a few ingredients, that you dump into a pan (or in some cases crockpot), you can create a delicious dessert that is great for a crowd.
No baking skills are required to make a recipe for dump cake. Amazing, right? They're some of my favorite cake mix desserts to make.
This is such a versatile dessert. Not only are they great out of the oven, but you can eat them cold also. The Cherry Pineapple version is my FAVORITE to eat cold. For breakfast...
What is Dump Cake
Typically, a dump cake is a layer of fruit (usually canned or pie filling), topped with dry boxed cake mix and topped with melted butter. No stirring is needed.
The magic that happens in the oven as the dump cake ingredients bake is unexplainable. The juices and cake mix, mixed with all that buttery goodness, is what life is all about.
And because of all the flavor combinations, this dessert idea is perfect for all types of parties and holidays. The dump cake variations listed above show just how creative you can be with this simple dessert idea.
No matter which way you make them, they are full of decadent flavor and fun to share with the people you love.
Have I mentioned how easy dump cakes are to make? You can get even more information in my Everything You Need to Know About Dump Cakes post.
What a Dump Cake Is Not
I am a dump cake purist. And by that, I mean that this recipe is intended to be literally the most simple dessert possible that tastes amazing.
Of course, there are ways to elevate it and make it more legit, but I if I'm looking for something super easy to make, I'm not about to start adding in more steps.
You can make a more fancy, gourmet-adjacent dump cake like this version. But if you're going to go to that much trouble, might as well make a legit cake.
Have more questions, ready Everything You Need to Know About Dump Cakes. This includes how to serve and store.
The Best Dump Cake Recipes to Try Now
These Dump Cake ideas are the perfect dessert for lazy bakers (like me!).
From fruit fillings to rich chocolate, these pour-and-dump recipes are delicious and a great dessert to serve a crowd.
Once you know the basic dump cake recipe, you can make all kinds of flavors based on what sounds delicious to you!
Dump Cakes with Fruit
Dump cakes with fruit are probably the most popular!
1. Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake
This Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake is the original, the best dump cake recipe ever created. It’s also one of my most popular recipes! I love the tang from the canned cherry pie filling and how the butter and cake mix combine to make a decadent but super simple dessert.
2. Strawberry Short Cake Dump Cake
This Strawberry Short Cake Dump Cake is a quick and easy hack to make one of my favorite desserts. This one does require a little mixing (water with the angel food cake mix) but it’s worth it.
3. Blueberry Peach Dump Cake
Make a Blueberry Peach Dump Cake for your next party! This super easy dessert has a cake mix and oatmeal crust that make this recipe extra special.
4. Strawberry Pineapple Dump Cake
I am a dump cake superfan and this Strawberry Pineapple Dump Cake is so tasty! It takes just a few minutes to put together and the result is a golden brown fruity dessert with a buttery cake crust!
5. Pineapple Dump Cake with Condensed Milk
If you have never made a dump cake with condensed milk, give this Pineapple Dump Cake Recipe with condensed milk a try! When paired with pineapple, the cake mix crust takes on a wonderful topping for this fruity dessert.
6. Pineapple Angel Food Cake Dump Cake
Just Angel Food Cake mix and canned pineapple is all you need to make this light and fluffy Angel Food Pineapple Dump Cake. It makes a yummy base for berries or ice cream and couldn't be easier to make!
7. Gluten-Free Blueberry Dump Cake
While gluten-free cake mix doesn't create a standard dump cake crust, it has a delicious flavor (a little like graham cracker!) that makes this Gluten-Free Blueberry Dump Cake delicious.
8. Peach Dump Cake
Canned peaches and a buttery cake mix crust make this easy Peach Dump Cake a family favorite. With just 3 ingredients, you get a bubbly, golden brown dump cake your whole family crave.
9. Blueberry Pineapple Dump Cake
Blueberry and pineapple are a great combination made even better with yellow cake mix and butter. Make this Blueberry Pineapple Dump Cake for your next potluck.
10. Orange Pineapple Dump Cake
Mandarin oranges aren't just for school lunches! Make this yummy Orange Pineapple Dump Cake for a tropical tasting treat!
Easy Dump Cakes Made in a Crockpot
11. Apple Cherry Crockpot Dump Cake
Just dump and walk away! This 4 ingredients Crockpot Apple Cherry Dump Cake is so easy. Just let the crockpot do all the work.
12. Crockpot Apple Dump Cake
Every day deserves a good dessert! This one is quick and easy! Try this Crockpot Apple Dump Cake Recipe. It tastes like the best part of apple pie and all you have to do is dump and heat!
13. Cherry Slow Cooker Dump Cake
A slow cooker means that aside from a very quick prep, this dessert is totally hands-off. In just a few hours, you'll have a delicious Crockpot Cherry Dump Cake. Your family will love it!
Dump Cakes with Chocolate
14. Chocolate Caramel Dump Cake
This is the dessert that my teenage son and all of his friends ask for. Make this Chocolate Caramel Dump Cake recipe next time you need a decadent treat!
15. Chocolate Dump Cake
Who doesn't love chocolate? This quick and easy Chocolate Dump Cake is super rich and perfect for a crowd. Served warm, it truly melts in your mouth!
Other Ways to Make Dump Cakes
16. Microwave Dump Cake
You don't even need to turn on your oven! Make this quick and easy Microwave Dump Cake with cherry pie filling and crushed pineapple.
17. Dump Cake Cupcakes
These Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake Cupcakes are a fun, individual-sized version of my family's favorite dessert!
Seasonal Dump Cake Options
18. Chocolate Candy Bar Dump Cake for Halloween
Have fun-sized candy bars? Make this extra rich, candy-filled Chocolate Candy Bar Halloween Dump Cake. It's decadent!
19. Pumpkin Dump Cake
If you're a fan of pumpkin desserts you need to give this Pumpkin Dump Cake dessert recipe a try!
20. Sweet Potato Dump Cake
Add this Sweet Potato Dump Cake to all your holiday menus! It's a simple recipe full of yummy sweet potato flavor.
21. Eggnog Dump Cake
This Eggnog Dump Cake is the perfect Christmas dessert recipe. It takes on a custard-like texture and has bold eggnog flavor!
22. Chocolate Peppermint Dump Cake
If Eggnog isn't your thing, This Chocolate Peppermint Dump Cake is perfect for you! It's made with chocolate candy mints but you could easily make this more holiday-ready by sprinkling crushed candy canes on the whipped cream instead!
These are all of my easy dump cake recipes! I hope you love how simple and delicious they are. And I'm going to keep making them!
Shop for Dump Cake Supplies
- A baking dish is essential for making dump cakes. Using a pretty one means you can take it to a potluck in style!
- A spatula set will help you get all those canned pie fillings out of the can with ease. I also use them to spread out the fruit layer.
- A good can opener will help you get into those fruity fillings.
- This set of white dessert bowls gives you a stylish way to serve dump cakes to your guests.
More Easy Desserts to Try
- This nostalgic Strawberry, Jello and Angel Food Cake Dessert is one of my most popular recipes!
- If you've never made Wine Cake, you need to! It's moist and full of delicious warm spices like nutmeg!
- A Frozen Peanut Butter Pie should be on everyone's go-to list for easy and addicting desserts!
As a self-professed lazy person, I look for simple recipes that can be made quickly.
These super easy dump cake recipes are ridiculously delicious and get me in and out of the kitchen in just a few minutes.
This post was originally published on October 4, 2019 and has now been updated with more dump cake recipes!
Terry Robinson says
Have you tried a strawberry rhubarb dump cake? If not, maybe the strawberry pineapple could be adapted? I just love that flavor combo and have both taking up room in my freezer! :- )