Dump cakes are effortless, delicious, and sure to please a crowd. And with these quick recipes, it’s no fuss, no muss, and no mix. Just dump, bake, and enjoy!
Though not delicately named, these dump cake recipes are so easy to whip up you might never make anything else again.
Although I love baking beautiful layered cakes, I don’t always have the time – or patience. Plus, these are so fun to make with little bakers!
So, next time you need a last-minute, easy dessert that’s sweet and fast, try one of these dump cakes. You won’t be disappointed.
If you’ve never made a dump cake before, this is the perfect place to start.
Like many recipes on this list, this cherry dump cake has just four ingredients: cake mix, butter, cherry pie filling, and almond extract.
If you love tangy cherry pie, you will love this sweet treat!
This might have blueberry in the title, but after one bite, you’ll know that’s not the only flavor in the mix.
In fact, this is more like a pineapple crunch cake with pops of sweet blueberry in the base.
The acidity of pineapple works in harmony with the sweetness of blueberries and is well balanced with the yellow cake mix on top.
Tart rhubarb pie is a quintessential dessert from my childhood. This dump cake recipe brings me home every time I take a bite.
I love this recipe because you don’t need to stress over preparing the rhubarb pie filling. Instead, just add in fresh or frozen rhubarb, sprinkle with sugar and gelatin, then top with cake mix.
You can thank me later!
Pineapple is probably one of my favorite fruits. I just love the fusion of citrus and sweet. Not to mention how balanced desserts are with pineapple at the center.
This dump cake is full-flavored, easy, and delicious any day of the week!
The holidays can be a stressful time, and I know you’re probably spending hours in the kitchen feeding friends and family.
So, why not make your life a little easier with this warm and spiced gingerbread dump cake?
You’ll fall in love with the warm apple pie filling topped with the spice of gingerbread. This recipe uses gingerbread cookie mix rather than a cake mix, giving it a wonderful texture.
Dump cakes are pretty similar to cobblers. But where traditional peach cobblers are topped with biscuits or pie crust, this cobbler is made with cake mix!
How easy is that?
If you’re like me, you might opt to sprinkle a bit of cinnamon on your syrupy peaches for a yummy spiced peach flavor!
Apples are in many of these recipes, and for good reason. They’re the perfect balance of sweet and tart and bake up deliciously in any dessert.
So, the list wouldn’t be complete without a classic apple dump cake! And this one needs just three ingredients: apple pie filling, cake mix, and butter.
If you’re craving extra sweetness, add a drizzle of caramel sauce over the top while it’s still hot.
Pumpkin spice has taken the internet by storm in recent years, and I’m fully on board!
So when I saw this recipe, which is like pumpkin pie meets spice cake, you know I just had to try it right away.
While this dump cake has a few extra ingredients, thanks to the pumpkin pie filling, it’s more than worth the additional steps.
The recipe may say the toffee bits are optional, but they’re highly recommended! Trust me; you won’t regret them.
Rich, chocolatey, dump cake topped with chopped peanut butter cups…does it get any better?
Though really, you could use any chocolate candies in this one. I think I might try Mars Bars next.
Unlike most on this list, this recipe does require you to mix the ingredients before baking. But I think you can handle it.
This dump cake is debatably the most indulgent recipe on this list, and honestly might just be my favorite twist on dump cakes in general.
Where most have a fruity base and simple cake mix top, this baby is something else altogether.
With this inverted recipe, you’ll add the cake mix on the bottom. Then, top it with mounds of chocolate chips and caramel pieces.
You’ll love how beautiful this pink dump cake comes out – I sure did!
Better still, it boasts just three ingredients and is extra delicious topped with a dollop of whipped cream.
What I love most about this recipe is that it’s not overly sweet. So, you can indulge in more than one piece.
I’ve always felt that blackberries are an underused fruit, which is a shame because their flavor is much deeper than more traditional fruits and berries, and they bake undeniably well.
Plus, they have such a stunning color!
If you cannot purchase canned blackberry pie filling, you can easily use fresh blackberries and sugar to make your own.
13. Eggnog Dump Cake
I can’t be the only one who counts down the days each year for eggnog season. So if that sounds like you, you have to try this eggnog coffee cake recipe.
Feel free to use store-bought eggnog, and don’t be afraid to try different cake mix flavors. White or yellow will keep things classic, but spiced cake mix adds such a depth of flavor.
Once it’s all baked, this is like a more creamy, decadent bread pudding.
The only thing dying here is my desire to make traditional chocolate cake!
Though be warned, this decadent chocolate dessert packs quite a punch. So much so you’ll want to start with a small bowl.
The best part is that Nutella and pudding melt into the cake to make a lava-cake consistency. How could anyone resist that?
If you live in the midwest, chances are you’re very familiar with this incredible banana split dump cake.
Between the strawberry and pineapple, it’s wonderfully sweet and fruity. Plus, there’s a handsome helping of coconut and nuts on top for a bit of crunch.
Much like any dump cake, you can modify this however you like, but I adore this recipe just the way it is.
16. Oreo Dump Cake
This dump cake has heavenly layers of Oreos, sweetened condensed milk, Cool Whip, and chocolate cake mix.
After you top it with cubed butter, add as few or as many crushed Oreos as you’d like. But I think the more, the merrier!
Once it bakes, the sweetened condensed milk becomes chocolatey and thick. I promise; this is one you won’t want to share.
If you liked the cherry recipe above but crave something a bit more decadent, this recipe is for you.
And don’t worry, all you need is one simple swap: use a chocolate cake mix instead of yellow.
Of course, it doesn’t hurt to add extra chocolate chips!
It might not be your first instinct to add sticky marshmallows to apple cake, but here we are.
And surprisingly, this dump cake is insanely good. So good, in fact, I’m considering adding marshmallows to my next apple pie!
Craving a first-class dessert that you can throw together in no time? Give this dump cake a try.
Red velvet desserts are about more than just cupcakes, after all, and when you add cherry and pineapple to the mix, they become ridiculously addictive.
Not a fan of cherry? Try using strawberry pie filling instead.
20. Pecan Dump Cake
This lazy pecan cake reminds me of German chocolate cake. That’s probably down to the coconut frosting, pecans, and caramel.
There’s also a tender sugar cookie base and light vanilla cake mix on top.
I can’t enough of this nutty dump cake, and I bet you won’t be able to either!
I love how foolproof this peach and pecan dump cake recipe is! No chance of runny peaches here, thank you very much.
Plus, the cake mix always comes out perfectly crisp.
You’ll need to keep an eye on the pecans, as they can toast too much while the cake is baking. If they do, cover with foil until the cake is ready.
One piña colada, please – and hold the rum!
When I say this dump cake is like the tropics in a bowl, I mean it. It has the perfect balance of pineapple and coconut and will transform your kitchen to the beach.
Okay, maybe it won’t actually transform your kitchen, but you know what I mean. It has serious beach day vibes.
Don’t skip the whipped cream; it’s the perfect top for this dreamy blend of flavors.
This spin on the classic cherry dump cake is so simple, and I love that it uses the slow cooker!
Just dump everything in the pot and let it do its thing.
For this recipe, all you will need is cherry pie filling, white chocolate chips, cake mix, and butter. The recipe calls for yellow cake mix, but swap it for chocolate if you’re looking for a richer dessert.
I was a bit cautious when I first gave this recipe a go. After all, orange desserts aren’t super common.
Much to my surprise, the mandarin oranges and strawberry pie filling played really well together. Just make sure to drain the oranges before adding them to the pan.
It’s hard to believe that four pantry staple ingredients can create such a deliciously fruity treat for all!
Kids and grown-ups alike will adore this sweet strawberry pineapple dessert warm with vanilla bean ice cream.
I like this cold, but it’s incredible either way.
After just one bite, you’ll want to ditch the cranberry sauce and serve this cranberry dump cake at your next holiday dinner!
The sugared cranberries and whipped cream level the tartness of the fresh cranberries in this recipe. Sweet, tart, and beautifully colorful, this dump cake is a must-make.
Whether you want a sweet summer treat or are craving something tropical to warm up the winter, this quick ambrosia will make the cut.
This recipe is so simple; all you need is canned tropical fruit salad, pineapple, cherries, coconut, and pineapple cake mix.
Don’t be afraid to add some coconut on top, too, for an added coconut crunch!
Cherry fruit cocktail is a childhood staple and one of the key ingredients to this nostalgic dump cake dessert.
The pecan pieces add a nice crunch but can be easily omitted for nut allergies if needed.
Sweet, simple, and Independence Day approved, this 4th of July dessert is a sure-fire crowd-pleaser.
Blueberry pie filling, white cake mix, and strawberry ice cream make the most incredible dump cake. It’s the ideal way to beat the summer heat!
If you want something fruity but creamy, too, this lemon dump cake recipe is calling your name.
The tart lemon pie filling adds some lip-smacking goodness, but it’s mellowed beautifully with rich cream cheese.
It’s zesty, bright, and the perfect end to a heavy meal.
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