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Crock Pot Cherry Dump Cake Recipe is so easy with only 3 ingredients needed to make this decadent dessert. Sweet cherries and the best topping come together for a cake recipe that will melt in your mouth.

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I love making a variety of desserts from a boxed cake mix. I have made chocolate chip cookies, cookie bars, even waffles (well, dessert waffles). A boxed cake mix is just so versatile so I think you are going to love this easy Crock pot Cherry Dump cake recipe.

What is Dump Cake?

It is exactly what is sounds like. No mixing, no guessing. You literally just dump it in the crock pot and walk away. You come back and dessert is done!

You just these 3 ingredients together and you’ll have this crock pot cherry dump cake ready by dinnertime.


Ingredients needed for Cherry Dump Cake - Yellow Cake Mix, Cherry Pie Filling, Butter
  • Yellow Cake Mix
  • Cherry Pie Filling
  • Butter

With just a few simple ingredients, this dessert comes together for an amazing cobbler. Check out the full recipe in the recipe card

Variations Ideas

  • Try white cake mix instead of yellow cake mix.
  • Make Chocolate Cherry cake by using chocolate cake mix.
  • Use other pie fillings such as apple, blackberry, strawberry, blueberry and more! The ideas are endless. Apple dump cake is always a family favorite.

Step by Step Instructions

Pouring melted butter over cake mix

Step 1 – Combine the melted butter and dry cake mix in a bowl. The cake mix and butter mixture will resemble soft crumbles.

Topping the cherry pie filling in the crock pot with the cake mix crumble

Step 2 – Pour both cans of cherry pie filling in the crock pot and spread out evenly. Add the crumble the batter mixture over top of cherries. Cover and cook then serve hot with your favorite toppings.

Recipe Tips

  • Adding the Ingredients – After combining the cake mixture together in a bowl, layer on top of the cherries. There is no need to mix the cake mix into the cherries. This will give the dump cake dessert a delicious crispy layer.
  • Moisture – If problems with moisture being on top of the dump cake, place a paper towel over the top. Then place the lid on the slow cooker. This will help to achieve a crispy crust.
  • Cooking Time – Cooking time will vary depending on your slow cooker.
Cherry Dump Cake in a jar

Topping Ideas

We love add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to this slow cooker dessert recipe. This is such a simple dessert but one of our favorites.  I just love recipes that are so easy but turn out so decadent and delicious.

You truly can enjoy a wonderful and delicious cherry dessert with little to no work. Just another example that it does not have to be complicated or expensive to be amazing!

Cherry Dump Cake in a jar topped with vanilla ice cream

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

How to Reheat

This crockpot dessert reheats well in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Then add your favorite toppings to enjoy again.

Can I Bake in the Oven?

Yes, this desserts bakes well in a baking dish. Layer the ingredients in the baking dish and bake in a preheated over at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. You want to bake until the crust is golden brown.

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Crock Pot Cherry Dump Cake

5 from 12 votes
Just 3 ingredients to make this yummy crock pot cherry dump cake. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 340


  • 1 box Yellow Cake Mix
  • 42 oz Cherry Pie Filling (2 – 21 oz cans)
  • 1/2 cup melted Butter
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  • Combine melted butter and cake mix in a bowl. Your mixture will resemble soft crumbles.
  • Spray your crock pot with non-stick cooking spray. Pour both cans of cherry pie filling in the crock pot and spread out evenly.
  • Crumble the batter mixture over top of cherries. Cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours.
  • That is it! Serve hot and enjoy this crock pot cherry dump cake after dinner.

Recipe Notes

If you are in need of an easy, crowd pleasing dessert! This is the dessert for you!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 340kcal, Carbohydrates 63g, Protein 2g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 399mg, Potassium 124mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 18g, Vitamin A 440IU, Vitamin C 3.5mg, Calcium 104mg, Iron 1.1mg

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