Mini Cherry Dump Cake

This Cherry Dump Cake recipe is the easiest dessert recipe in the world! Made with cherry pie filling, Maraschino cherries, and boxed cake mix. Quick, easy to make, and incredibly delicious. Enjoy this wonderful cherry dump cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for an amazing dessert!

A slice of dump cake filled with cherries and topped with whipped cream on a small plate with a jar of maraschino cherries in the background.

My good friend, Cathy first introduced me to dump cakes. At every get-together, Cathy would make her fabulous blueberry dump cake with the fresh blueberries she picked at our local blueberry farm during the summer.

Her fruity desserts were always the hit of every party and my kids would always ask me if I could please make sure Ms. Cathy could provide the dessert for the next gathering.

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It amazed me when she told me how easy her dump cake was to make!

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What Is A Dump Cake?

A cherry dump cake is a very simple dessert that is usually made with a base of cake mix and fruit filling. You literally “dump” the ingredients into a pan, stir, and bake.

A typical dump cake is made in a 9 x 13-inch baking pan or something similar in size. Instead, I used a smaller 7 x 5-inch and found it to be the perfect size if cooking for one or two people.

A cherry dump cake in a mini baking dish with a jar of maraschino cherries in the background.

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Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

For this Cherry Dump Cake recipe, I used half of a box of cake mix, which is about 1 1/2 cups.

To the mix I add one 10-ounce jar of Maraschino cherries with the juice, half of a can of cherry pie filling and a half of a stick of butter.

The idea behind a dump cake is that you literally dump all of the ingredients in a baking dish.

A slice of cherry dump cake on a small plate with a jar of maraschino cherries in the background.

How To Make A Dump Cake

First start off by dumping the jar of Maraschino cherries into the baking dish, then dump in the cherry pie filling.

Top it all off with the cake mix and add slices of the butter to the top.

Bake the Cherry Dump Cake in the oven for about 50 minutes and top with whipped cream or ice cream.

This delicious Cherry Dump Cake is a wonderful recipe for one or two.


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Double Cherry Dump Cake for One

Double Cherry Dump Cake For Two

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
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Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: cake
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 382kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 10 ounces cherry pie filling (1/2 of a 20 ounce can)
  • 1 10 -ounce jar maraschino cherries with the juice
  • 1 1/2 cups boxed white cake mix (1/2 box)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • whipped cream (for serving)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C).
  • Dump cherry pie filling and bottle of Maraschino cherries into baking dish. Stir together.
  • Sprinkle cake mix over the top of the fruit. Slice the butter and distribute over the top of the cake mix.
  • Bake for 40- 55 minutes or until top is golden brown.
  • Serve with whipped cream.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 562mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 82g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 441mg | Iron: 4mg
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25 thoughts on “Mini Cherry Dump Cake”

  1. Teresa M Peeples

    Hi Joanie,

    If I am using your cherry pie filling recipe how many batches do I make to use in this recipe.

    Love your recipes,


    1. Hi Teresa,

      I’m so glad you are enjoying the recipes.

      If you would like to use our homemade cherry pie filling, I would double it (make 2 batches). One batch will yield 3/4 to 1 cup of filling. I think the dump cake is best with about 1 1/2 cups of filling.

      Please let me know how it turns out for you.


  2. 5 stars
    Thank you, thank you. For your brilliant ideas, and for the simple methods and ingredients you offer. It just works for me.

  3. Denay DeGuzman

    5 stars
    What a beautiful-looking recipe! And what a gorgeous blog. I want a piece of that yummy double-cherry dump cake with a dollup of whipped cream for dessert this evening.

  4. I love this! My boyfriend really likes cherries and talks about how much he misses pie from the midwest (lol!) so I might try this out!

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