3 simple ingredients are all it takes for this strawberry lemon dump cake. Bursting with lemon and strawberry flavor in every single decadent bite. A fun dessert for spring, summer, or even Valentine’s day for the kids! Give this strawberry dump cake recipe a try today.
Dump cakes are something that has been around for so many years. A perfect potluck dessert, easy dessert to feed a crowd, or weeknight treat. Check out my berry cherry dump cake, pumpkin dump cake, or even this one-pan strawberry dump cake.
What Is A Dump Cake
Dump cakes used to be in every church cookbook that you would buy. It is a pie filling that you pour into a pan, top with dry cake mix, and then add dollops of butter all over the cake.
Bake in the oven and it transforms into a cake! It is very similar to a cobbler style that is loaded with delicious pie filling and topped with a cake topping. You will find all the different flavors of dump cakes on the internet. One of the most simple desserts you could make.
Do you have to refrigerate dump cake?
When your dump cake is fresh out of the oven go right ahead and eat it warm, or allow it to cool down. We love serving with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream! Now, once your dump cake is cooled, you do need to refrigerate it.
Cover the cake tightly with aluminum foil or use an airtight container. The cake will store for up to five days in the fridge. You can eat chilled or reheat in the microwave if you choose.
What is the difference between a dump cake and a cobbler?
While the two desserts are similar, they are different. Cobblers have a different topping than a dump cake. My apple cobbler uses a pie crust as the topping. Both use canned pie filling which helps to bring them similar flavors when you eat it.
When To Serve Up This Strawberry Lemon Dump Cake
- Birthday Party
- Dessert for Mother’s Day or Easter
- Weeknight Dessert
- Gift a neighbor or loved one
How to place butter on a dump cake?
You want to slice your butter into small slices and place along with all areas of the cake pan. As you can see I did a quick dollop of each all over the cake pan. It doesn’t have to be precise but do your best to have it spread out. As the butter melts it transforms the dry cake mix into cake batter as you want.
How to Know When Dump Cake Is Fully Cooked?
You will know your dump cake is done when the top turns a golden brown. Take a toothpick and stick it into the cake topping and if it comes out clean without batter your cake is done. You will get pie filling on it, just you don’t want the wet cake batter on the toothpick.
Storing Dump Cake
If you have leftover dump cake simply store in the refrigerator covered for up to five days. Then you can serve it cold straight from the refrigerator, or opt to warm it up. It will give it that fresh out of the oven flavor.
Also, consider adding a dollop of ice cream or even whipped cream for added flavor. Grate on some lemon zest for more kick of flavor.
- 2 large cans strawberry pie filling
- 1 box lemon cake mix
- 2 sticks of butter, cut into thin slices
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour both cans of pie filling into the bottom of a 13 x 9 pan.
- Sprinkle dry cake mix over the top of the pie filling spreading evenly to cover. Gently press the cake mix into the filling.
- Lay butter squares evenly all over the top of the cake mix. Bake for 45 minutes
to one hour, or until the top is golden.
- Spoon into bowls to serve and top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. If desired, garnish with strawberries and a slice of lemon.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 354Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 472mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 2g