This Cherry Dump Cake recipe is as easy as pie! Crockpot Dump Cake is as delicious as it sounds— just dump all the ingredients in your Crock Pot or Slow Cooker and have a delicious dessert in no time.
As soon as the spring and summer hits, I start to crave one of my all-time favorite fruits— cherries! There is just something amazing about their sweet and tart flavor. I'm a big fan of pies, but I never have enough time to bake them up from scratch. What I do have time for is Crock Pot dump cake.
Crockpot Dump Cake
What's a Crock Pot dump cake? Only one of the simplest, most delicious, desserts on the planet!
You can make a hundred different varieties of Crock Pot dump cake, but since I'm currently craving cherries, that's the one I'm making today. The best part of this recipe is that it's made entirely in a slow cooker or Crock Pot.
You literally dump all the ingredients in the slow cooker and in 2-4 hours you're good to go! Top this delicious cherry dump cake dessert with a scoop of ice cream, and you'll be in cherry nirvana.
This Slow Cooker Cherry Dump Cake is also perfect for when you need to feed a crowd.
Cherry Dump Cake Recipe
Crock Pot Cherry Dump Cake Ingredients:
- 1 box Yellow Cake Mix
- 42 oz Cherry Pie Filling (2 cans)
- 1/2 cup Butter, melted
How to Make a Dump Cake:
1. Combine melted butter and cake mix in a bowl. Mix until well distributed.
2. Grease slow cooker with a small amount of butter.
3. Spread contents of both cans of cherries on bottom of the slow cooker.
4. Crumble butter mixture over top of cherries.
5. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours
Can Cherry Dump Cake Be Made Ahead?
The beauty of Crock Pot Dump Cake is that it can be made ahead of serving, assuming you are serving it on the same day. You can put the ingredients in hours before it's ready to serve and then keep it on the warm setting. If you must, you can make dump cake a day in advance, let cool completely, and then store in the refrigerator. It's possible to then reheat in the Crock Pot on the warm setting. Be aware that the consistency may change and Crock Pot dump cake is best enjoyed warm on the same day it's made in the slow cooker.
Can Cherry Dump Cake Be Frozen?
Yes! Dump cake can be frozen if you let it cool completely before placing it in the freezer in an airtight container. When ready to serve, defrost in the refrigerator. Dump cake can be enjoyed chilled or warm.
- 1 box Yellow Cake Mix
- 42 oz Cherry Pie Filling 2 cans
- 1/2 cup melted Butter
Combine melted butter and cake mix in a bowl. Mix until well distributed.
Grease slow cooker.
Spread contents of both cans of cherries on bottom of slow cooker.
Crumble butter mixture over top of cherries.
Cover and cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours.
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Have you tried making this slow cooker cherry dump cake with pineapple? The recipe I have for this dump cake (in regular oven) calls for pineapple. I would think it could also be used in the slow cooker. Just a thought.
I plan on trying this recipe, I have a craving for cherries and this is simple and quick and looks so yummy.
I only had strawberries so let's see how this turns out - just turned on the slow cooker.
How did the strawberries go? 🙂
How would it be to use chocolate cake instead of
YES - you can use any flavor cake mix.
Would it work with homemade cake mix, not boxed?
This takes much longer than recipe states. Cake mixture remained soggy after 3 hours. It should have eggs added. It’s soggy not impressed. A waist of cherries,and a cake mix.
Other recipes ask that you drape a clean hand towel over pot before putting lid on. It pulls moisture out of cake, makes topping crispy.
What a mess! Did not cook after 8 hours on high in a 6qt. crock pot. Topping was a gooey mess, never did cook. Put a towel under the lid after 1 hour did nothing. WILL NOT do this again. So disappointed, wanted a dessert that did not use the oven. Will just serve ice cream instead of this mess next time.
It was very good! Cake mix did brown on high for about 4-5 hours!
I did high for 2 hours. Crumble needs to cook a little longer for. My crockpot.
I only have 1 can of cherry pie filling, would that work instead of 2 cans?