Dump Cake Three Ways

Earlier this month I promised to share some Dump Cake recipes with you! It’s taken longer than I anticipated due to a crazy month, BUT here they are!

Three easy peasy dump cake recipes!

Me before I had babies: I LOVE TO BAKE. It’s my favorite things to do. It relaxes me and I have a lot of fun. 

Me as a twin mom trying to bake cupcakes: I want to burn the kitchen down. 

When Granny came over a few weeks ago with a wonderful desert she had made, I had to ask for the recipe even though on the inside I was saying, “Yeah, right, Sarah. Like you’re going to bake anything like this.” But it was seriously the easiest recipe I’d ever heard–dump cake!

Every month that has five Sundays, the church group I am a member of–Daughters of the King–hosts coffee hour after church. I didn’t actually get to attend our most recent Sunday because I had stayed up all night teaching ESL to students in China, but I sent Steph with THREE dump cakes I had made Saturday evening–without burning down the kitchen, pulling my hair out, or even getting snippy from frustration.

Need a fast, inexpensive, and DELICIOUS cake? Look no further. There is something here for everyone. 

***I forgot to take photos of the finished, baked cakes before I sent them to church with Steph. Sorry. I blame Mom Brain.***

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Granny’s Lemon Blueberry Dump Cake

This was the cake Granny made and brought over. It’s lovely and light and perfect with a good cup of coffee. Even though it is seriously the easiest thing I have ever done, I still pestered Granny with text messages while I was baking to make sure I got it right, so I can guarantee this is a good recipe.

Ingredients:

  • One 21 oz can blueberry pie filling (There are two cans pictured because I thought it would take two, but I texted Granny before I added the second one (but after I took took the photo) to double check and it turns out, you only need 1. 
  • One 20 oz can crushed pineapple
  • 1 box cake mix–lemon flavor
  • 1 stick of butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease a 9″x13″ pan. 
  3. Pour blueberry pie filling and crushed pineapple into pan and mix together. 
  4. Sprinkle cake mix on top
  5. Cut the stick of butter into small chunks and place evenly over top of cake mix
  6. Bake 50-55 minutes or until cake mix is cooked and filling is bubbly on the sides. 

Voila! Done! It doesn’t get any easier, am I right?

Chocolate Covered Cherry Dump Cake

I’m addicted to chocolate. I can’t get enough it. And fruity chocolate is my absolute favorite–chocolate cherries, chocolate strawberries, and ESPECIALLY chocolate with orange. So there was no way I was going to make THREE cakes and not have a chocolate one. 

Ingredients

  • Two 21oz cans cherry pie filling
  • One box of cake mix–dark chocolate flavor (YUM)
  • One stick of butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease a 9″x13″ cake pan
  3. Pour cherry pie filling into pan. 
  4. Sprinkle cake mix over pie filling
  5. Melt butter and pour over cake mixture
  6. Bake 45 minutes or until cake is done and cherries are bubbling at the sides. 

I think this would make an awesome Christmas dessert!

Caramel Apple Dump Cake

I made these dump cakes for church for the last Sunday of September, so I couldn’t not make a fall-inspired dump cake. I’m not really a pumpkin spice person (Yes, I know. If you’d grown up eating my mama’s pumpkin pie, you wouldn’t be either. Just saying.) And Steph is allergic to cinnamon so we can’t do a lot of sweet pumpkin things anyway. So I went with caramel apple.

Ingredients

  • Two 21oz cans Country Apple Pie Filling (these apples do have a small amount of cinnamon in them. Enough that Steph couldn’t eat it, but not so much she was affected while I was baking it)
  • One box cake mix–french vanilla flavor
  • One stick of butter
  • Caramel syrup for drizzling

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease 9″x13″ cake pan
  3. Pour apple pie filling into pan
  4. Drizzle caramel syrup over apples–I didn’t measure. I just drizzled. Generously.
  5. Sprinkle cake mix over apples and caramel
  6. Melt butter and pour over cake mix
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until apples are bubbly and cake mix is done. 

There you have it. A perfect dump cake for a fall festival, Halloween party, Thanksgiving, or any other fall event!

Obsession

Will I try dump cakes again? Abso-frickin-lutely. They are easy and delicious. They freeze well so you can make them ahead and reheat later. They’re great gifts. They are super inexpensive to make. AND, my favorite part, the flavor possibilities are endless. They leave so much room for creativity in the kitchen.

Do you have a favorite dump cake recipe? Is there a dump cake flavor combo you’d like to try? Leave me a comment letting me know!!!

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