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Strawberry Dump Cake Recipe

Strawberry Dump Cake
Strawberry dump cake

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Easy Strawberry Dump Cake

One of my favorite things to do in the springtime is to eat strawberries. For a few weeks when they are in season, I like to find all the different ways to eat them.

I know that strawberry dump cake doesn’t sound so nice, but my goodness, it is delicious!

The best part about this cake is that it doesn’t need to be eaten in season!

These ingredients can be found in your pantry, which is perfect when you have last minute guests coming or you want to surprise your family with a delicious and fruity desserts.

What is Strawberry Dump Cake?

The name isn’t the most attractive name, but don’t let that fool you!

I find it to be a deconstructed pie that meets cake!

The yellow cake mix that you use makes it more light and airy and the sweet strawberry pie filling is dense and gooey. It’s really a crowd pleaser.

These types of desserts remind me of old fashioned treats because they aren’t complicated, they don’t need so many expensive ingredients and are delicious!

I can only imagine how amazing your home will smell when baking this dessert!

Delicious Toppings for your Strawberry Dump Cake

This dessert is so versatile that you can have a topping or you don’t!

If you have the toppings on hand, feel free to use them, but if you don’t have anything — you’re not missing anything!

Whipped Cream

Homemade whipped cream is my favorite topping to make because it only is 2 ingredients! The simplicity of homemade whipped cream tastes so much better than store bought, or Cool Whip. But I’m not going to lie, Cool Whip is so nostalgic.

I remember my mom used to buy the tubs on sale and freeze them. I used to sneak spoonfuls of it!

Now that I’m older and realize how easy it is to make homemade whipped cream, I never will go back!

Make sure you have chilled heavy whipping cream and lots of icing sugar.

Chill the bowl and whisk that you are going to use about 30 minutes before you are going to make it.

Add the chilled cream into the bowl and start mixing on high. Start adding the icing sugar until your desired taste and keep whisking until the cream holds its own peaks.

After it thickens up, hold it in the fridge until ready to use.

That’s it!

Vanilla Ice Cream

If you want something a little more decadent, vanilla ice cream and strawberries is a classic!

There is something so exciting about a warm dessert served with ice cream. The hot and cold mixture pf this dessert is one of my favorites!

Chocolate Drizzle


Chocolate and strawberries always go well together.

If you’re craving something super sweet then this combination is for you!

My Nana had such a sweet tooth and she would not only add ice cream but ALSO a chocolate drizzle on top too!

She was onto something I swear!

Fresh Strawberries + Icing Sugar

For something a bit “healthier”, adding fresh strawberries help to elevate this dessert and make it taste more fresh.

The icing sugar also help to sweeten your strawberries if they are out of season and maybe not as succulent as a strawberry picked in early July.

Strawberry dump cake recipe
Strawberry dump cake
Yield: 8

Strawberry Dump Cake

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 5 minutes

Strawberry Dump Cake is so easy and delicious, you will want to add this to your recipes and make it often!


  • 1 (21 oz.) can strawberry pie filling
  • 1 (15.25 oz.) box yellow cake mix
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice (optional)
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) cold butter, thinly sliced into square pats
  • Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, to serve (optional)


    1) Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). While it's warming up, grab a 9x13-inch baking dish and lightly grease it to prevent sticking.

    2) Layer the strawberry pie filling at the bottom of the greased dish. Spread it out evenly to form a consistent base.

    3) Add the lemon juice to the strawberry filling if you're using it. This little touch of acidity can brighten up the flavors.

    4) Sprinkle the yellow cake mix evenly over the strawberry layer. Make sure to cover all the filling and don’t mix it in – just layer it on top.

    5) Arrange the cold butter slices over the cake mix. Ensure the butter is distributed evenly to help the cake mix moisten and bake properly.

    6) Add a pinch of salt over everything. This will enhance the cake's flavors and balance the sweetness.

    7) Bake in the preheated oven for about 45-50 minutes, or until the top is a lovely golden brown and the edges are bubbling. The exact time might vary depending on your oven, so keep an eye on it.

    8) Serve warm, ideally with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream on top for that perfect finish.


For a unique twist, try using different types of cake mix such as white, lemon, or even chocolate for a delightful contrast.

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