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50+ Easy Dump Cake Recipes

Here are 50+ easy dump cake recipes for you to enjoy. A quick dessert with fruit is sometimes all you need to satisfy your sweet tooth and these are great.

Easy Dump Cake Recipes 2

Ok so I absolutely love easy dump cake recipes and am always thinking of new combinations to make that my family will absolutely love! When company comes over unexpectedly and you need something fast, these will help! (originally published 9/18, affiliate links present)

Dump Cake Recipes Using Cake Mixes

I love these because they’re so easy using fresh fruit, frozen like our peach dump cake, or pie filling you can make them year round. Let your kids help you as you just layer and many times don’t even mix ingredients together. It is a little like a science experiment in the kitchen you can then eat.


I have made them in my Instant Pot, crockpot, and in the oven as well. I don’t care how they’re done, they’re an easy throw together dessert that’s perfect when I want something sweet.

Let us know which easy dump cake is your favorite, or maybe there’s one you’ve made recently that’s not on the list….I’d love to give your idea a whirl too!!

3 ingredient dump cake recipes 

  1. Box of cake mix – you can find a variety here. I would have to say spice cake mix is probably my favorite during Fall and Winter.
  2. Can of pie filling or pumpkin puree – this is how to make homemade pumpkin puree
  3. Eggs or melted butter – eggs will make it rise more than butter will
Dump Cake Recipes Using Cake Mixes

And a video look at a few of our favorites:

3 ingredient dump cake recipes

30 Delicious Dump Cake Recipes

Use the flavors you love. There are hundreds of different combinations if you use one type of cake mix and swap different fruit inside.

I suggest using cooking spray inside your pan so it slides out nicely. Helps with clean up too. Dry cake mix of any flavor can be used for all of these. On top of the cake you can add whipped cream or ice cream of course.

Yellow Dump Cake Recipes

Yellow Dump Cake Recipes

I will say that I rarely use fresh fruit for these. A few reasons why; you lose the liquid portion that you get with canned filling, also there’s a lot more prep work removing the skins.

Best Dump Cake Recipes

Best Dump Cake Recipes

The easiest of them all is our 3 ingredient dump cake made with a can of fruit. We used pears but peaches would be wonderful too.

Pumpkin pie dump cake – a must for Fall, seen below.

Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake

If you’re new to how to make a dump cake it is quite simple. They usually require less than 4 ingredients total and have a super moist taste with a ton of flavor.

I recommend making it in the oven but if it is really hot you can use your slow cooker like we did with this crockpot lava cake.  I have made pressure cooker dump cakes as well.

Easy dump cake recipes

Our Crock pot dump cake is yummy! On top of the fruit pie filling you just sprinkle the cake mix on top and you need no other brown sugar or sweetness of any kind. It’s plenty sweet for sure.

Crockpot Apple Dump Cake

Using your slow cooker will definitely take longer than the traditional 45 minutes or so. It does come out a looser consistency too so if you want it a bit stiffer, stick with oven directions.

angel food cake and pineapple

Here are some more easy dump cake recipes plus how you can make yellow cake mix yourself and use that for the base of your dessert!

Apple Spice Dump Cake 2
Blueberry Pie Filling Dump Cake 3

We also have some easy fruit dump cakes you’ve got to try!

Why do I love easy dump cakes, well let me count the ways……

  1. They are EASY
  2. Dump cakes satisfy my sweet tooth
  3. Talk about super cheap to make
  4. None of them require a lot of ingredients
  5. I can have everything on hand at all times and throw together at the drop of a hat
  6. They’re just so moist and yummy!

Here is how to make angel food cake mix recipes too.

angel food cake mix recipes

Best dump cake

It’s hard to say what the best one would be but if I had to choose. I might say our blueberry dump cake cupcakes might top the list (seen above).

peach angel food cake 3

We will continue to add to our list each week. So bookmark this page for more easy dessert recipes!

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