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Dump Cake: The Ridiculously Easy Dessert You Should Be Making This Summer

Don’t be put off by the name: Dump cakes are a great invention. Possibly one of the greatest inventions in the history of dessert. Just dump some summer fruit (or pudding) into a cake pan, top it with cake mix and pats of butter (no mixing allowed!) and bake until the top is golden brown and crispy. The results look like a crumble…but taste like cake. Here are 20 easy recipes to get you started.

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strawberry dump cake bananas recipe
Sunday Supper Movement

Strawberry Dump Cake With Bananas

Cut up some fruit and you’re basically done.

easy peach cobbler dump cake recipe
Half-Scratched

Easy Peach Cobbler Dump Cake

You only need four ingredients and five minutes.

lemon blueberry dump cake recipe
Tiny Kitchen Capers

Lemon Blueberry Dump Cake

Like the most delicious blueberry muffin you’ve ever tasted.

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chocolate cherry crisp dump cake recipe
Kirbie's Cravings

Chocolate Cherry Crisp Dump Cake

No special occasion necessary.

crushed pineapple dump cake recipe
Mom Foodie

Crushed Pineapple Dump Cake

It’s made in a bundt pan.

chocolate covered strawberry dump cake for two recipe
The Seasoned Mom

Chocolate-covered Strawberry Dump Cake For Two

This gives mug cake a run for its money.


banana split dump cake recipe
My Baking Addiction

Banana Split Dump Cake

Don’t mind if we do.

salted caramel apple dump cake recipe
Say Grace

Salted Caramel Apple Dump Cake

Come to Mama.

double cherry dump cake for two recipe
One Dish Kitchen

Double Cherry Dump Cake For Two

Picnic-ready.

black forrest dump cake recipe
Lets Dish Recipes

Black Forrest Dump Cake

When someone tells you dump cakes aren’t fancy.


blackberry lemon dump cake recipe
Inside Bru Crew Life

Blackberry Lemon Dump Cake

Bake, eat, repeat.

chocolate peanut butter dump cake recipe
Mom Loves Baking

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dump Cake

Live a little.

easy peach dump cake recipe
Dine and Dish

Easy Peach Dump Cake

So simple, you’ll wonder if you read the recipe wrong. (You didn’t.)

crock pot key lime pie dump cake recipe
The Frugal Girls

Crock-pot Key Lime Pie Dump Cake

We’re intrigued.

strawberry dump cake recipe
Thirty Handmade Days

Strawberry Dump Cake

Pretty as can be.

red velvet cherry dump cake recipe
Sweet ReciPEAS

Red Velvet Cherry Dump Cake

Did someone read our mind?

cherry almond dump cake recipe
Tiny Kitchen Capers

Cherry Almond Dump Cake

Shhh, there might just be a shot of Amaretto.

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cherry berry dump cake recipe
Crazy for Crust

Cherry Berry Dump Cake

There’s nothing not to love.

caramel peach dump cake recipe
Grand Baby Cakes

Caramel Peach Dump Cake

Because apples shouldn’t get to hog caramel.

white chocolate cherry dump cake recipe 921
The Magical Slow Cooker

White Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake


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Heath Goldman

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From 2017 to 2019 Heath Goldman held the role of Food Editor covering food, booze and some recipe development, too. Tough job, eh?
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