A dump cake is one of the easiest desserts to make with very few ingredients to always have on hand. This strawberry and lemon version does not disappoint!
A dump cake was one of the first desserts I made when I first got married. My mom had given me a box filled with recipe cards, and Apple Dump Cake was probably one of my favorite things in there. It is my husband’s favorite and I make it for his birthday every year.
The name “Dump Cake” pretty much explains how easy this dessert really is. You literally dump all the ingredients in the pan and bake it. It really doesn’t get much easier than that! I serve the apple version with vanilla ice cream, but for this one I went with homemade whipped cream…yummo!
Strawberry Lemon Dump Cake
- 2 cans strawberry pie filling
- 1 box lemon cake mix
- 2 sticks butter, cut up into cubes
- 8 oz heavy whipping cream
- 2 tbsp powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Pour both cans of pie filling into the bottom of a 13 x 9 pan.
- Sprinkle dry cake mix over the top of the pie filling spreading evenly to cover.
- Distribute butter cubes all over the top of cake mix.
- Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the top is golden brown.
- For whipped cream, using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat whipping cream with powdered sugar until it thickens to the texture of whipped cream.
- Spoon cake into bowls and serve with a dollop of whipped cream. Enjoy!
Apple version-Use 2 cans of Apple Pie filling, yellow cake mix, and add chopped pecans to the top before baking.
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That cake sure sounds really good Jaren, I will have to try it out on hubby. Hugs, Brenda
Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says
I have yet to make a dump cake, but it looks so easy! Strawberry and lemon is such a good combo! Pinned!
You’ve got to try one Taylor. I always have 2 cans of pie filling and a cake mix in my pantry at all times!
Nutmeg Nanny says
This looks so delicious! Perfect for summer.
Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos says
It’s been ages since I’ve made a dump cake. I’m loving the strawberry lemon combo 🙂
They really are such a great dessert! Thanks for visiting Becca!
Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen says
I LOVE a good dump cake, Jaren, and this one is calling my name right now. Strawberry and Lemon is one of my favorite combinations. I got a big Strawberry Lemonade while I was out shopping yesterday, and I had one of those moments where I wanted to run off and hide so I wouldn’t have to share it with my son! He drank most of it. 🙂 I can see myself making this cake and hoarding it, too! Will definitely have to make this soon!
Yes, I know that feeling of not wanting to share either Ashlyn!
Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic says
I’ve never made dump cake before but it sounds great and I love easy desserts!
You must try one! They are so easy and so good!
Nice and easy. Thank you.
I know! Dump cakes are the best because they are so quick and easy! Thanks for visiting Liz!
This recipe sounds so good! I have made many dump cakes, and they all have required only one stick of butter. You have listed two, is that a mistake, or is it really that rich and gooey? I really Plan on making this, but don’t want to mess it up! Please let me know, Thank you!
Hi Sherrie! I did use 2 sticks of butter to keep it from being too dry at the top. I normally use 2 sticks for all my dump cakes, but you could certainly only use 1 or 1 1/2 to cut down on the calories too! Thanks so much for visiting!
I have an extra box of lemon cake mix and didn’t know what to do with it until now! Question: can I use one can of strawberry pie filling and fresh strawberries instead of 2 cans of the filling? Will that make it too tart or dry? I want to try to use some fresh strawberries. how much fresh strawberries do you suggest? Thank you for sharing this recipe!
Hi Tracey! I think it would turn out fine. I would just make sure the strawberries are sweet. You could always add a little sugar.