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Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

Need a dessert for a potluck or something that you can make quickly? This Cherry Dump Cake Recipe is so good and so simple to make! Gluten Free Variation available.
Need a dessert for a pot luck or something that you can make quickly? This Cherry Dump Cake Recipe is so good and so simple to make! Gluten Free Variation available.

One of the first recipes that I ever posted on A Few Shortcuts was this Cherry Dump Cake. So how long ago was that you ask? Ummm back in 2009. Almost 9 years ago. That is insane! Well, it was time for this post to get a facelift. Things have changed in 9 years. Like my photography skills.

Need a dessert for a pot luck or something that you can make quickly? This Cherry Dump Cake Recipe is so good and so simple to make! Gluten Free Variation available.

One thing that hasn’t changed is how good this recipe is! It is one of my favorite go-to desserts anytime we need to take something to a potluck, or we are having company over. In fact, I may keep what I need to make this in my pantry at all times for when a sweet tooth hits.

It is so easy to throw together and you can get creative and use a different flavor of pie filling, or sprinkle nuts or coconut on the top before you bake it. You can sit down and eat it by itself, or even more sinful is warmed up and served with a little vanilla ice cream.

Need a dessert for a potluck or something that you can make quickly? This Cherry Dump Cake Recipe is so good and so simple to make! Gluten Free Variation available.

Another bonus is you can make this dessert gluten free by just using a gluten free cake mix instead of a regular one. It doesn’t get much easier.

Cherry Dump Cake

A simple easy dessert that only takes a handful of ingredients. Great for a potluck or when company is coming. 
Print Recipe
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:40 mins
Total Time:45 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 can Cherry Pie Filling you could really use any kind you like
  • 1 can Crushed Pineapple
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 4 Tbsp Butter or margarine

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 °
  • Dump…yes, I said dump Cherry pie filling and crushed pineapple into 13×9 baking dish.
  • Mix around a little with a spatula.
  • In a seperate bowl, crumble together butter and cakes mix until it gets crumbly.
  • Sprinkle over the Cherry mix.
  • Place in oven for 40 to 50 minutes.
  • Let cool and serve.

Notes

Dairy Free

This can be made dairy free! Just use Butter flavored Crisco or dairy-free margarine.

Gluten Free

This Cherry Dump Cake can be made Gluten-Free with by substituting a gluten free cake mix. 
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Amanda Carlisle | AFewShortcuts.com

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5 Comments

  1. My parent make a version of this, but it also has chopped pecans with the cake mix topping and the variety of fruits are up to you – they call it easy fruit pie. It’s always a hit, always easy and if you have it on hand – great with ice cream (vanilla).

    1. An even quicker way is to instead of crumbling the butter and batter together to pour the batter over fruit, and slice butter laying it on top of batter. It comes out the same as the way you suggested.

  2. 5 stars
    This is very good and VERY easy! Had everything in the pantry to make it for church coffee hour. Make sure the topping is evenly distributed so it cooks instead of having raw batter on top.

  3. 4 stars
    Added a few more tablespoons of butter. My topping hadn’t come out moist enough, it was it was just too dry and wasn’t crumbly. All and all, it was good. Nothing like a yummy dump cake!

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