Lazy bakers unite! 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 a sweet treat or when I have company coming over.
You’ll find fruit-filled, chocolate and even holiday versions. Make them in the oven, crockpot or even the microwave! The buttery cake flavor, is always a crowd-pleaser.
These are the best dump cake recipes for people who love dessert but hate feeling stuck in the kitchen.
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Easy Dump Cake Recipes You Won’t Want to Share
Open, dump, bake.
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?
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 cake mix and topped with melted butter. No stirring needed.
The magic that happens in the oven as it bakes 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?
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.
The Best Dump Cake Recipes to Try Now
These Dump Cake Cupcakes are a great individual-sized dessert! They’re great for a picnic or when you want to take your dessert to go!
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!
Pin These Dump Cake Ideas for Later
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.