Delicious & Easy Cherry Dump Cake Recipe


There’s nothing more comforting than a bowl of warm Cherry Dump Cake and a scoop of vanilla ice cream that’s slightly melted. Over the next few weeks, I’m going old school and digging through my Rolodex of tried and true recipes. Yes, I said Rolodex and these recipes are literally written down in my own handwriting, with food splattered on them, and organized nice and neat in the spinning wheel that used to be for phone numbers.

This Cherry Dump Cake recipe only has 4 ingredients and is a definite crowd pleaser!

These recipes, like this Cherry Dump Cake recipe given to me by a good friend, have deep meaning to me. They were either given by a friend or are recipes handed down from my mom and grandma. I hope you’ll enjoy these as much as we do!

If you need a dessert that is not only incredibly delicious but incredibly easy as well, then this is the dessert for you. It’s called dump cake for a reason. Because you actually pretty much dump all of the ingredients into your 9×13 pan and then bake. Easy peasy.This Cherry Dump Cake recipe only has 4 ingredients and is a definite crowd pleaser!

Here’s a video that shows the entire process of making the Cherry Dump Cake. You’ll see just how easy it is!

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Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

  • Author: Julie@MomFabulous
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


A warm, sweet and cherry filled dessert perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.



  • 2 cans cherry pie filling
  • 1 white cake mix
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • pecans (optional)
  • Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for serving


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. 2. Dump the 2 cans of cherry pie filling on the bottom of a 9×13 pan and spread out
  3. 3. Sprinkle the dry cake mix over the cherry pie filling and spread out evenly
  4. 4. Slice the butter into little pieces and lay them close together on top of the white cake mix
  5. 5. If using pecans, sprinkle the pecans on top of the butter
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 – 45 minutes, or until top is slightly brown and cherry filling is bubbly
  7. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream


This dessert is best served warm. Speaking from years and years of experience, it’s just as good warmed up.

This Cherry Dump Cake recipe only has 4 ingredients and is a definite crowd pleaser!




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