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.
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.
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. Bake in a 9x13 cake pan at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes or until looks like cake.
Pour pie filling into bottom of pan. Sift dry cake mix over pie filling, cut oleo into patties and thoroughly cover cake mix. Sprinkle nuts over oleo.
Bake at 350º for 45 min or until brown.
You can use the can fruit of your choice.
I've tried apple, blueberry, cherry and peach and they all fantastic!
By Robin from Washington, IA
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.
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.
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.
Source: A dump cake recipe used at our church for serving the senior home that visits us in October.
By Harriet from Lakewood, CA
Good served warm or cold with Cool Whip or Whipped Cream.
By Connie from Cotter, AR
Here are some dump cake recipes.
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)
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)
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)
This sounds like a good variation from the usual dump cake and the pumpkin should be on clearance next after Thanksgiving! :) (11/15/2007)
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)
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)
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)
I would like a recipe for Dump Cake and also a Pumpkin Dump cake? Reminds me of my childhood.
I am looking for a recipe using pumpkin in it. I was told it is a Pumpkin Dump Cake. It is delicious.