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 With Bananas

Cut up some fruit and you’re basically done.


Easy Peach Cobbler Dump Cake

You only need four ingredients and five minutes.

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Lemon Blueberry Dump Cake

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

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Chocolate Cherry Crisp Dump Cake

No special occasion necessary.

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Crushed Pineapple Dump Cake

It’s made in a bundt pan.

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Chocolate-covered Strawberry Dump Cake For Two

This gives mug cake a run for its money.

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Banana Split Dump Cake

Don’t mind if we do.

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Salted Caramel Apple Dump Cake

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Double Cherry Dump Cake For Two


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Black Forrest Dump Cake

When someone tells you dump cakes aren’t fancy.

Chocolate Dump Cake

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Blackberry Lemon Dump Cake

Bake, eat, repeat.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Dump Cake

Live a little.

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Easy Peach Dump Cake

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

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Crock-pot Key Lime Pie Dump Cake

We’re intrigued.

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Strawberry Dump Cake

Pretty as can be.

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Red Velvet Cherry Dump Cake

Did someone read our mind?

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Cherry Almond Dump Cake

Shhh, there might just be a shot of Amaretto.

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Cherry Berry Dump Cake

There’s nothing not to love.

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Caramel Peach Dump Cake

Because apples shouldn’t get to hog caramel.

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White Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake