I just recently learned about this baking phenomenon known as the dump cake. A couple cans of pie filling, a box of cake mix, a bit of butter, and voila–dump cake. It sounds kind of disgusting, doesn’t it, but it is actually quite delicious! The great thing about it is the recipe just cries out for adaptation, so you can be as creative as you desire.
Read on for the recipe …
My version is an adaptation of this recipe from recipe source.
Cherry Berry Dump Cake
1 box yellow cake mix
1 stick cold, unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2 cans cherry pie filling (or you can just use 1 can)
1 bag frozen berry medley
Preheat oven to 350F. Place the cake mix into a bowl and cut in the butter until mixture is crumbly. Dump about half the mixture into the bottom of a 9×13 baking pan and press down gently. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden. Remove from the oven and dump the cans of pie filling over the crust. Spread evenly. Sprinkle the frozen berries over the filling layer. Sprinkle the remaining cake mix mixture on top. Return the pan to the oven and bake another 30-40 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned and the filling is bubbly. Don’t forget the ice cream!
Note: Many recipes just have you put the pie filling in the bottom of the pan and then just dump the cake mix over the top. I like the extra step of creating the bottom crust because you end up with a chewy gooey crust.