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Cherry Cheesecake Dump Cake

Are you looking for an easy and delicious dessert that will impress your friends and family? Look no further than a cherry cheesecake dump cake

This recipe combines the creamy richness of cheesecake with the sweet tartness of cherries, all in a simple, dump-and-bake format that requires only a few ingredients and minimal prep time. 

Whether you’re a new baker or an experienced one looking for a quick and tasty treat, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your collection.

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What is a dump cake?

A dump cake is a type of dessert that is known for its simplicity and ease of preparation. It typically consists of a few basic ingredients that are “dumped” into a baking dish and then baked until golden brown and delicious. The recipe usually involves layers of fruit or other sweet fillings and a dry cake mix, which is then mixed with melted butter.

One of the key features of a dump cake is that it is incredibly easy to make, even for those who may not be confident in their baking skills. The recipe requires no mixing or measuring, as all the ingredients are simply dumped into a baking dish and then baked in the oven. This makes it a great option for those who want to whip up a delicious dessert without spending a lot of time in the kitchen.

Dump cakes can also be customized to suit individual tastes and preferences. The basic recipe can be adjusted to include a variety of different fruits, toppings, and spices, allowing you to create a unique and delicious dessert that everyone will love.

For example, if you like a fresh baked good, you may really enjoy this cherry pineapple dump cake recipe!

two bowls of cherry cheesecake dump cake next to the baking dish

When should I make a dump cake?

Dump cakes are great for any occasion at any time of year. You can always swap out some ingredients to make it fit more with the different seasons!

For example, during the fall months when pumpkins and spices are popular, you might want to try to make a pumpkin dump cake.

During the summer, you probably would want to try out a refreshing flavor like a pineapple dump cake instead!

Of course there are no rules to this, and you can make any flavor of dump cake you want. Decide based on what you’re craving, or what you have on hand!

a bowl with a close up view of the texture of the cherry cheesecake dump cake

Are dump cakes runny?

Dump cakes can be runny, depending on the ingredients and how they are prepared. The consistency of the cake largely depends on the amount of liquid in the recipe and how well it is absorbed by the dry ingredients. For example, if the recipe includes a lot of canned fruit in syrup or a lot of liquid ingredients like milk or cream, the cake may turn out to have more liquid than desired.

However, there are ways to ensure that your dump cake is not too runny. One trick is to use canned fruit that is packed in its own juices rather than syrup. Or you can drain off excess liquid before adding it to the cake. Another option is to use less liquid overall in the recipe. If you do have too much liquid, add additional dry ingredients like oats or nuts to help absorb.

baked cherry cheesecake dump cake with servings taken out of the dish

How do you know when a dump cake is done?

Knowing when a dump cake is done requires observing its appearance and texture while it bakes. Unlike traditional cakes that require a toothpick or cake tester to be inserted into the center to test for doneness, dump cakes are designed to be moist and gooey, so a traditional cake-testing method may not work.

Here are a few signs to look for to determine if your dump cake is done:

The cake is golden brown on top: Look for a nicely browned top layer that is crisp to the touch. This usually indicates that the cake is done baking.

The edges are bubbling: As the cake bakes, the fruit filling may start to bubble and the edges of the cake should start to brown. This is a sign that the cake is close to being done.

The center is set: While dump cakes are supposed to be moist, the center should not be overly jiggly or runny. Look for a slightly firm center that holds together but is still soft to the touch.

The cake pulls away from the sides of the pan: If you gently shake the pan and the cake pulls away from the sides, it is likely done.

a utensil holding a piece of the cherry cheesecake up to the camera

What are some other cheesecake recipes I can make?

If you’re a big cheesecake fan, you’re probably interested in making more than just this recipe. You could always try out something like this cherry cheesecake poke cake which is great if you enjoy this recipe since it’s another cherry flavor dessert option.

If you like fudge, you’ll probably have fun trying out something like this strawberry cheesecake fudge recipe!

Or if you want to add a cheesecake flavor to another snack, you should try out this white chocolate cheesecake dip!

What ingredients are needed for a cherry pineapple dump cake recipe?

  • 2 cans cherry pie filling
  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1 tub whipped cream cheese
  • 1 stick butter, melted
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How to make this recipe for cherry pineapple dump cake

Begin by preheating oven to 350 and prepare a 13×9 baking dish with nonstick spray. 

Evenly spread the pie filling in the bottom of the baking dish. 

cherry filling in a baking dish with cream cheese scooped on top

Next, spoon dollops of whipped cream cheese over top of the pie filling. 

Now use a knife to swirl the cream cheese into the pie filling. 

the baking dish with the mixing of cherry filling and cream cheese

In a large bowl mix the cake mix and melted butter until a crumble forms. 

Mixing the cake batter and butter in a bowl

Then sprinkle the crumble over the top. 

Finally, bake for 55 minutes to an hour until bubbly and golden on top. 

baked cherry cheesecake dump cake

Cool or serve warm and enjoy!  

How to store a dump cake properly?

Properly storing a dump cake is important to maintain its flavor and texture. 

Once the cake has cooled to room temperature, it should be covered and sealed with plastic wrap or foil, or transferred to an airtight container with a lid to prevent it from drying out. 

If you’re not planning to eat the dump cake right away, store it in the refrigerator on a level shelf. This will keep it fresh for longer.

a bowl with a close up view of the texture of the cherry cheesecake dump cake

Can you freeze a dump cake?

Yes, dump cakes can be frozen for longer storage. 

To freeze a dump cake, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or foil, then place it in an airtight container or freezer bag. You can also label the container with the name and date so that you can easily identify it later.

When you’re ready to eat the dump cake, remove it from the freezer and allow it to defrost in the refrigerator or at room temperature. It’s important to note that freezing may affect the texture of the cake slightly, so it may not be quite as moist or gooey as it was when it was freshly baked. 

two bowls of cherry cheesecake dump cake next to the baking dish

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Do you serve dump cake hot or cold?

Dump cake can be served either hot or cold, depending on personal preference. Some people prefer to serve it straight from the oven. The warm cake and gooey filling create a comforting dessert. 

Others prefer to let it cool to room temperature or chill it in the fridge. Ultimately, the decision to serve it hot or cold is up to you and your guests’ preferences.

If you can serve it shortly after baking, it will taste great and be warm and gooey. However, don’t worry about serving it later after it’s cool won’t do anything to ruin the taste! 

a utensil holding a piece of the cherry cheesecake up to the camera

A cherry cheesecake dump cake is a delicious and easy dessert that everyone will love. 

With just a few simple ingredients and minimal prep time, you can have a decadent and impressive dessert on the table in no time. 

By following our tips and tricks, you can customize the recipe to your taste and make it even more delicious. Whether you’re serving it at a family gathering or bringing it to a potluck, this dessert is sure to be a hit.

Yield: 8

Cherry Cheesecake Dump Cake

a bowl with a close up view of the texture of the cherry cheesecake dump cake

This cherry cheesecake dump cake is a very easy recipe to throw together. Try it out the next time you have a cake craving! All you have to do is toss the ingredients together and wait for it to bake!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cans cherry pie filling
  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1 tub whipped cream cheese
  • 1 stick butter, melted

Instructions

    Preheat oven to 350 and prepare a 13x9 baking dish with nonstick spray

    Evenly spread the pie filling in the bottom of the baking dish

    Spoon dollops of whipped cream cheese over top of the pie filling

    Use a knife to swirl the cream cheese into the pie filling

    In a large bowl mix the cake mix and melted butter until a crumble forms

    Sprinkle the crumble over the top

    Bake 55 minutes to an hour until bubbly and golden on top

    Cool or serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 529Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 603mgCarbohydrates: 96gFiber: 2gSugar: 28gProtein: 3g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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