Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

This easy cherry dump cake recipe is delicious, and only requires 4 ingredients to make. It’s really the queen of easy dessert recipes. Even better, you really can’t mess this recipe up! It is called a dump cake, after all. As long as you can open a few packages and pour them into a baking dish, you’re golden!

Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 2 (21-ounce) cans cherry pie filling
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar

How to Make A Dump Cake

Wondering how to make a cherry dump cake? The beauty of dump cake recipes is how incredibly easy it is to make. It’s really a no-brainer. You just combine all of the ingredients in layers per the instructions below, and pop it in the oven.

Your cherry dump cake doesn’t have to look perfect, in fact, it’s a bit of a mess but it turns out tasting AMAZING.

I suggest finishing your cherry dump cake with a big scoop of old fashioned vanilla ice cream. Whipped cream also makes a wonderful dump cake topping.

Dump Cake Recipe

My grandma was the first person to introduce me to the magic of dump cakes.

Easy dump cake recipes are really fun to make with your little ones, too. My daughter loves helping me make desserts. Speaking of tasty mommy-daugher desserts, Kara and I also recently made this fantastic peanut butter pie.

Seriously, I dare you to go wrong with this amazing cherry dump cake recipe!

Psst… if you’re a big fan of easy peasy desserts, you’ll also want to check out my apple pie bites. It’s one of my most popular recipes, especially during the holiday season!

Recipe for Cherry Dump Cake

Have you ever made a dump cake? What is your favorite flavor combination? I’ve been thinking about trying a cherry pineapple dump cake. Doesn’t that sound amazing? Be sure to sign up for my mailing list and I’ll shoot you an email when I post my new dump cake experiments.

You can also check out our fun cherry dump cake video tutorial below to find out exactly how easy it is to make this dessert recipe. Trust me, your family will love this tasty treat!

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Cherry Dump Cake

This sweet and delicious cherry dump cake recipe is the perfect simple dessert. Don’t forget the scoop of ice cream or whipped cream on top!


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 2 (21-ounce) cans cherry pie filling
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish.
  2. Dump both cans of cherry pie filling into the baking dish and spread evenly.
  3. Sprinkle the cake mix over the layer of cherry pie filling as evenly as possible.
  4. Melt the stick of butter and drizzle it evenly over the top of the cake mix covering as much as possible.
  5. Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the top.
  6. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until golden brown.
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  1. This is so easy and looks so good, i will be making this soon.

  2. I enjoyed the cherry dump cake. I also tried the apple bites, and my husband really liked them. So easy, quick and delicious.

    Rating: 5
  3. My grandma use to make a cherry and canned pineapple combo and that was really good. She didn’t use the brown sugar though so I may have to try that because that would add a new touch. Also I wanted to try Apple or Apple with pineapple and then you could use spice cake instead of the yellow. Haven’t made these in a long time!! 

    Rating: 5

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