Easy Crockpot Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

This delightful Crock Pot Cherry Dump Cake requires just 3 ingredients and can be effortlessly prepared in a slow cooker. With less than 5 minutes of prep time, this fruity comfort food dessert is perfect for serving a crowd! It’s quick, easy, and allows you to enjoy some “me time” while it cooks away.

The Lazy Cook’s Delight

If you’re familiar with my easy dessert recipes, you already know that I’m all about finding time-saving tricks to get out of the kitchen and back to doing what I love. This Crock Pot Cherry Dump Cake is a prime example. It combines the flavors of your favorite cherry pie and vanilla cake into one delicious dessert. Trust me, it’s a breeze to make!

Serving Tips

I particularly love making this Slow Cooker Cherry Dump Cake when I have to feed a large group. It stays at the perfect temperature for quite a while, allowing you to serve it directly from the counter. It also makes a great holiday dessert since it frees up valuable oven space. Plus, in the summer, it won’t heat up your kitchen because it doesn’t require an oven.

Foolproof and Easy

This recipe is virtually foolproof and requires no special skills or prior experience. Even if you’re a beginner in the kitchen, you can confidently tackle this dessert. While I usually reserve my crock pot for savory dishes like Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Soup, it’s great to know that it can also be utilized for creating mouthwatering desserts!

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Just like the classic Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake, this easy dessert is layered in the slow cooker without any stirring required. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Two cans of cherry pie filling (look for cans that contain ample fruit)
  • Yellow cake mix (for a touch of buttery flavor)
  • Salted butter (adjust the quantity according to your preference)

If cherries aren’t your thing, you can even try making a Crock Pot Apple Dump Cake as an alternative.


Creating this heavenly Cherry Dump Cake in the Crock Pot is a breeze. Follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Prepare the Crock Pot

To begin, add the two cans of cherry pie filling to the bowl of your crock pot. Feel free to use a spatula to ensure that you’ve scraped out every last drop of delicious cherry goodness from the cans. Remember, a dump cake doesn’t require any stirring.

Step 2: Add the Cake Mix

Next, sprinkle the dry boxed cake mix evenly over the cherry pie filling. You don’t need to prepare the cake mix as per the instructions on the box. Simply use the powdered mix as it is. Trust me, desserts made with cake mix are seriously delicious!

Step 3: Top with Butter

Finally, generously drizzle melted butter over the dry cake mix. The combination of butter and cake mix creates a delightful crust that you’ll absolutely crave.

Pro Tip: Before placing the lid on the crock pot, add a double layer of paper towels. This will help absorb any condensation that collects under the lid. Don’t worry if the edges of the paper towels hang out past the side of the lid—it’s completely fine.

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Cooking Time

Allow the Cherry Dump Cake to cook in the slow cooker for 2 hours on high or 4 hours on low. While the crust may not get as crispy as it would in the oven, the buttery cake mix flavor is definitely there. It’s a true delight for your taste buds!

Tools You’ll Need

Click on the images below to learn more about each product:

Crock Pot
Cherry Pie Filling
Yellow Cake Mix

Frequently Asked Questions

A Few More Easy Dump Cake Recipes

If you enjoyed this recipe, you might also like these other easy dump cake variations:

  • Slow Cooker Apple Pie Dump Cake (Crock Pot Apple Dump Cake)
  • Thanksgiving Dump Cake with Sweet Potato
  • Christmas Dump Cake with Eggnog
  • Angel Food Dump Cake with Pineapple
  • Easy Peach Dump Cake with Blueberries
  • Pumpkin Dump Cake (without Evaporated Milk!)

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