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A dump cake is one of the easiest and quickest desserts you can make. It takes only 60 seconds
to throw together and pop into the oven. It can be a real lifesaver when you've just discovered you
have company coming over in a few minutes and need something

A dump cake recipe is also a great choice when you're just being lazy and don't have a lot of
energy to waste.  Dump everything in a cake pan, toss it into the oven, and wait until the aroma of
freshly-baked cake finds you resting on the couch. Then it's time to eat!

  • A cake mix (or muffin or brownie mix)
  • A can of fruit or fruit filling

Dump Cake Recipe

Super easy, super fast, and super good!

Set the oven to 350 degrees F. There's no need to preheat.  

Empty the can of fruit filling (or fruit with juice) into a 9 inch baking dish or a 10 inch cast iron skillet.
Sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly over the top of the fruit filling.

Bake for 25 minutes or until the cake mix starts to brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 15
minutes before serving.
If you are a dutch oven enthusiast, the dump cake is tailor
made for you. Because the cooking temperature doesn't
have to be exact, the margin of success is great -- even

What's great about cooking a dump cake in a cast iron
dutch oven is that it is really easy to toast the top of the
cake. That just happens naturally when using a dutch

A hot, toasted dump cake is perfect for capping off a
fireside meal.

Take it outdoors
with a dutch oven

Even though there are only two basic ingredients in a dump cake, you can have a lot of fun mixing
and matching different cake mixes and fruit fillings. Here are three of our favorites:

Yellow cake mix with pineapple rings
A bright, cheerful cake with the flavor complexity of sweet and sassy pineapple.

Lemon poppy seed muffin mix with canned pears
A warm blend of texture (chewy crust and crunchy poppy seeds) and soft and sweet fruit.

Chocolate brownie mix with cherry pie filling
A wonderfully rich dessert, especially if you use a premium brownie mix. Be careful -- a little goes a
long way!

Dump cake recipes for every occasion