Dump Cake Recipes

Dump cakes are as easy as pouring the ingredients into the pan; even kids can make these tasty desserts. This page contains recipes for dump cakes.


December 19, 2012 Flag
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This cake is made by layering the ingredients together over each other. There is not really any stirring. It has pineapple, cherry, and pecans blended with yummy yellow cake mix.


  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 15 1/4 ounce can crushed pineapple with juice
  • 1 21 ounce can cherry pie filling
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Pour pineapple and juice into 13x9 inch baking pan.
  3. Pour cherry pie filling over pineapple; spread evenly.
  4. Pour dry cake mix over cherries and pineapple. Spread evenly.
  5. Sprinkle pecans over cake mix.
  6. Slice margarine thinly and put over top.
  7. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
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December 28, 20120 found this helpful

This is also called a 'dump cake'. I just made one yesterday!

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December 28, 20120 found this helpful

Yes, a "dump cake"... It can be altered to lemon/poppyseed; chocolate/cherry; wherever your mind leads! It is a great cake! My Granmommie always made & she always said, "when you can smell it, it's done!"

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January 18, 20130 found this helpful

I really enjoy them a lot too! I didn't know they were called Dump Cakes though, that is cool to know!


Robyn from Tennessee

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September 9, 2006 Flag
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Recipes for making Dump Cake. Put crushed pineapple on the bottom, then put cherry pie filling on top of the crushed pineapple. Put the cake mix on top and press down with melted butter.

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December 29, 2009 Flag
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A deliciously different and simple to prepare pumpkin cake. All you do is dump! Mix pumpkin, milk, eggs, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Pour mixture into a greased 9x13 inch casserole dish.

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August 4, 2012 Flag
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This cake is so simple to make, it is made with fruit with dry cake mix on the top, and a few sprinkles of margarine or butter.

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February 6, 2009 Flag

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. This cake mixes up fast, so the oven should be about ready by the time the cake is ready to go in the oven. Spray a 9x13 inch baking pan with Pam or lightly grease with oil.

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December 28, 2009 Flag
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  • 1 large can pumpkin
  • 12 oz. can evaporated milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 cup melted butter or margarine
  • 1 yellow cake mix


Combine first 6 ingredients. Pour into lightly greased 9x13 inch pan. Sprinkle top with cake mix. Drizzle butter evenly all over top. Bake 350 degrees F for 60 minutes or until done.

Source: A dump cake recipe used at our church for serving the senior home that visits us in October.

By Harriet from Lakewood, CA

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December 24, 2009 Flag
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Pumpkin Dump Cake


  • 1 (29 oz.) can pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 1 package yellow cake mix or spice cake mix
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/2 cup melted butter or margarine


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan. In a bowl, mix everything except the last 3 ingredients.Pour into pan. Sprinkle dry cake mix over top of pumpkin, then sprinkle nuts over mix. Drizzle butter all over the nut and mixture. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes. The edges will be light brown.

Good served warm or cold with Cool Whip or Whipped Cream.

By Connie from Cotter, AR


Pumpkin Dump Cake

Here are some dump cake recipes.

http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf586970.tip.html (02/12/2007)

By lewis_admin

Pumpkin Dump Cake

I don't make the pumpkin dump cakes, but I do make other fruit dump cakes. This is how I make them (and they go fast in our home)

1 lg can fruit, undrained, or fruit pie filling (i have used cherry pie filling, pineapple, and peach, a fave)
1 box dry yellow or white cake mix (yellow is better, but have used both)
1 stick butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Dump fruit with juice or pie filling into lightly greased baking pan. I prefer to use a 9x9 inch pan for thicker cake, you can also use a 9x13 inch pan. Put cake mix evenly over top of fruit. Cut butter into several "pats" and lay on top of cake. Bake for 50-60 minutess. (02/16/2007)

By jmz2005

Pumpkin Dump Cake

Thanks everybody for your wonderful response to my request for Dump Cake and Pumpkin Dump Cake. I am putting together a recipe book for my granddaughter who does not cook well! She will thank you too.
Joanie in Havasu (02/16/2007)

By grams72

Pumpkin Dump Cake

For a healthier version you can omit the stick of butter in the "traditional" dump cake. I use a can of sliced peaches and a can of tidbit pineapple. Drain the juice into your reserve bowl, dump peaches into 13 x 9 baking dish (I like to chop mine up a bit at this point), dump pineapple bits, then dump yellow cake mix. Pour reserved juice on top and bake. It does have a more cake-like quality as opposed to the crispy top the butter tends to give, but it does cut the fat/calories.

Blessing & Warm Fuzzies! (02/17/2007)

By jc42

Pumpkin Dump Cake

This sounds like a good variation from the usual dump cake and the pumpkin should be on clearance next after Thanksgiving! :) (11/15/2007)

By Jawga

Pumpkin Dump Cake

This is my favorite recipe i have it as Pumpkin Crunch. I just made it the other day and its my husbands favorite.
he requested it instead of pumpkin pie. Love the topping. (11/16/2007)

By Tina

Pumpkin Dump Cake

I made this for a party Saturday. It received rave reviews and was thoroughly demolished! I do have one problem, though: It was more of a "dessert" than cake (no one seemed to mind!). It was not cut-able as cake; rather, it was softer. The only change I made from the recipe was to use fat-free evaporated milk. I have had this problem in the past with other dump cakes and am getting discouraged from making them. I even cooked this one longer than recommended, but it still was slightly mushy. Could the milk be the problem? Anyone with ideas? Cay from FL (04/07/2008)

By Exasperated

Pumpkin Dump Cake

These sound like some yummy cakes, BUT I hate the name. So I will just call it Yummy Pumpkin Cakes! (I know I have "issues") LOL (10/28/2008)

By meoowmom

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October 27, 2008 Flag
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I would like a recipe for Dump Cake and also a Pumpkin Dump cake? Reminds me of my childhood.

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February 12, 2007 Flag
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I am looking for a recipe using pumpkin in it. I was told it is a Pumpkin Dump Cake. It is delicious.

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