Apple Cherry Dump Cake is easy to make with just six ingredients. Pairs well with vanilla ice cream or real whipped cream.
It has a buttery cake crust on top of sweet fruit. Similar to a cobbler. Superb on its own. Perfect for potlucks or any time you need a quick dessert loaded with flavor.
Are you a new baker? This super easy recipe is great for beginners. Just follow the simple instructions. The result is fab-u-licious!
Helpful Baking Tips…
This recipe contains 1 stick of unsalted butter (not margarine), apple pie filling, and cherry pie fillings.
Some recipes call for two sticks of unsalted butter. I prefer one stick because the cake crust is firm and not mushy.
I’ve made a dump cake with two sticks of unsalted butter. The cake is too moist (almost soggy) in my opinion.
Oh yeah, pie fillings are good on top of ice cream. Thought you’d like to know. 🙂
Apple pie filling is already seasoned with cinnamon. No need to add more cinnamon before baking.
No additional sugar required in this recipe because the yellow cake mix is sweet enough.
What is a dump cake?
A dump cake is made by dumping all of the ingredients into the baking pan rather than first mixing them in a bowl.
Popular ingredients are canned fruit and canned pie fillings (or fruit), flavoring, a yellow cake mix and a stick of unsalted butter. The butter is cut up and dotted over the top before baking.
According to FoodTimeline.org, the earliest reference to a dump cake is from a Duncan Hines holiday baking brochure published in 1980.
The first dump cake recipe called for a can of crushed pineapples and cherry pie filling. It continues to be a popular dessert because it is delicious!
You’re invited to check out my Pineapple Dump Cake. It is one of the top ten recipes on this blog.