Dump Cake

Dump Cake

(6 servings)    Printable Version
  • 1 package cake mix - yellow or white
  • 2 cans of pie filling - apple or cherry
  • 1 stick butter
Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray.

Dump in the cake mix. Dump the pie filling on top. Place pieces of butter all over the top. Do not mix.

Cook for about 25 minutes at 350 degrees.


A Note From Mr Breakfast:

One breakfast lover kindly wrote in saying that she prepared this recipe and had bad results. Specifically, the dry cake mix remained dry on the bottom of the pan after cooking.

Based on similar Dump Cake recipes, we would recommend the following adjustments to the recipe:

Use only 1 can of pie filling (21 oz)

Use an 18 oz box of cake mix

Increase butter to 1 cup and make sure it's either melted or very soft

Layer the pie filling first. Sprinkle on the cake mix. Then drizzle or spead the butter on top. Increase cooking time to 30 to 40 minutes.

Mr Breakfast appreciates hearing from breakfast lovers regarding the success, or, unfortunately sometimes, the problems you have with the recipes our users have submitted. Thanks!



Great for scouting trips. This can be cooked over a campfire in Dutch oven.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank melvan24 for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Dump Cake?
Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)
Based on 8 votes.


From Spangler

Love me a good dump cake. The second recipe here is the winner. Like mom used to make.

Comment submitted: 7/8/2010 (#10851)



From bbwnapa

It is the best. Always I want more kinda cake.

Comment submitted: 1/27/2010 (#9553)



From weezie
Rating (out of 5):  

Very, very good.

Comment submitted: 7/17/2009 (#8420)



From vhann
Rating (out of 5):  

I made this recipe yesterday and it turned out dry, too sweet and crispy... just wondering what did i do wrong?

Comment submitted: 11/21/2008 (#6917)



From Backyard Cafe

The dry results came from not adding any liquid to the recipe. For a "can't miss" dump cake recipe, check this out.

Comment submitted: 3/3/2008 (#4738)



From kazoo1991
Rating (out of 5):  

I have always used a can of applesauce and crushed pineapple on the bottom and topped with 2 sticks of butter, brown sugar and nuts. It takes about 2 or more hours to cook, but it is delicious, and even though it is very rich, it is always goes quickly.

Comment submitted: 9/1/2007 (#3481)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom macs943 (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

I prefer peach to the apple or cherry, (minus the pineapple) layering the peach pie filling, then the cake mix and melted margarine, topping it off with some wonderful chopped walnuts. yummy if you like peach!

Comment submitted: 5/6/2007 (#2341)



From The Reason

The reason it was dry is that she forgot to use a can of crushed pineapples as the bottom layer then the pie filling and then cake mix, butter and nuts...

Comment submitted: 3/24/2007 (#1939)



From KRich2000
Rating (out of 5):  

Yum-o!

Comment submitted: 1/12/2007 (#1191)



From Jim
Rating (out of 5):  

Use canned fruit not pie filling and put cake mix on top then the butter. Try this. I use a dutch oven on campouts. The kids love it. Good luck.

Comment submitted: 8/18/2006 (#91)



From Pooh
Rating (out of 5):  

I have always used fruit cocktail instead of the pineapple. It gives it more color and flavor.

Comment submitted: 6/4/2006 (#90)



From Merrie
Rating (out of 5):  

I have had the recipe similar to the way you have it listed and had no problems with it. I use one can of cherry pie filling and one can of crushed pineapple, then the cake mix, then cut 1 1/2 sticks of butter in thin pats layered over to the top. It is decadent and delicious. I have done it with white cake mix, but for my choc lovers I use a choc one and it's truly decadent.

Comment submitted: 3/23/2006 (#89)





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