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