Strawberry Cheesecake Dump Cake starts with a cake mix for a super easy dessert. The cheesecake filling is so rich and delicious. The entire recipe is quick and easy.

Strawberry cheesecake dump cake in a bowl topped with ice cream.
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This decadent cake recipe only requires 5 ingredients. You can easily make this anytime the craving strikes for something sweet. It is such an effortless recipe to prepare, and we have made this for years.

If you love chocolate, try this Easy Chocolate Dump Cake for another simple to make dump cake. Cheesecake fans will also enjoy Easy No Bake Cheesecake Recipe and Instant Pot Cheesecake. For more strawberry desserts, make Strawberry Trifle Recipe and Strawberry Shortcake Bars.

Why is it called a dump cake?

The name originates from the uncomplicated process of dumping all of the ingredients into a dish. There is minimum prep work required and the recipe is straightforward.

In addition, no mixing bowl required. However, the results are fabulous.

Bowl of Strawberry cheesecake dump cake.


Ingredients for recipe: cake mix, strawberries, cream cheese, butter.
  • Whipped Cream Cheese. Make sure that you buy whipped so the texture will be lighter.
  • Fresh Strawberries. This is optional but delicious to garnish.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Cake Mix. Use strawberry cake mix for more strawberry flavor instead of vanilla cake mix or box of yellow cake mix. Chocolate cake mix is great for chocolate lovers and tastes perfect with strawberry.
  • Gluten free. Swap the cake mix for gluten-free cake mix.
  • Pie Filling. This recipe is also great with Homemade Cherry Pie Filling. Blueberry is also delicious.

How to make Strawberry Cheesecake Dump Cake

  • Step 1. Preheat oven and spray the baking dish with cooking spray.
Strawberry filling in baking dish.

Step 2. Evenly spread the can strawberry pie filling in the baking dish.

Cream cheese mixture on filling.

Step 3. Add the whipped cream cheese mixture. Place dollops all around the strawberry filling.  

Bowl with cake mixture and melted butter.

Step 4. Melt the butter in the microwave. Next, use a medium bowl and stir in the cake mix into the melted butter with a fork until thoroughly combined.

Dry cake mix spread over pie filling in dish.

Step 5. Next, pour the dry cake mix crumble and butter all over the top of the cream cheese dollops in an even layer.

Strawberry Dump Cake baked and cooling.

Step 6. Finally, bake the Strawberry Dump Cake. Allow the cake to slightly cool in pan before serving.

Bowl of Strawberry Dump Cake topped with ice cream.

Step 7. Scoop and enjoy this strawberry dump cake recipe.

How to serve

Top with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream or Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe based on preference. Garnish this easy dessert recipe with fresh sliced strawberries for a stunning presentation.

Bowl of Strawberry cheesecake dump cake.


How do you know when dump cake is done?

The Strawberry Cream Cheese Dump Cake will begin to bubble upon completion and the top will be golden brown in appearance.

Does dump cake need to be refrigerated after baking?

Yes, refrigerate leftovers for proper storage. However, make sure to cover with plastic wrap to preserve freshness. You can also place inside an airtight container in the fridge.

How long can you keep dump cake?

This easy dump cake recipe will last up to 5 days covered in the refrigerator.

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Strawberry Cheesecake Dump Cake

4.61 from 92 votes
Strawberry Cheesecake Dump Cake starts with a cake mix for a super easy dessert. The cheesecake filling is so rich and delicious. The entire recipe is quick and easy.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 421


  • 2 strawberry pie filling (21 oz.)
  • 8 oz Whipped Cream Cheese
  • 1 box white cake mix or yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • fresh strawberries optional
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  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish with butter or spray it with nonstick baking spray.
  • Add the strawberry pie filling to the bottom of the baking dish (both cans), and using a rubber spatula, spread it evenly over the surface of the dish.
  • Add dollops of the whipped cream cheese on top of the pie filling.
  • Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl. Then stir in the cake mix into the butter with a fork until it’s wet combined and crumbly.
  • Pour the cake mix and butter mixture on top of the cream cheese dollops and spread out as evenly as possible.
  • Bake the Strawberry Dump Cake in the preheated oven for about 30-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and let it just slightly cool on a cooling rack.
  • Scoop cake into bowls, top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Garnish with fresh sliced strawberries. Serve warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers covered for up to 5 days.  I love to warm the leftovers in the microwave for 20-30 seconds before enjoying, so that the cake is warm again.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 421kcal, Carbohydrates 65g, Protein 3g, Fat 16g, Saturated Fat 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 41mg, Sodium 450mg, Potassium 55mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 40g, Vitamin A 489IU, Vitamin C 21mg, Calcium 138mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Ginny says:

    Do you make your own whipped cream cheese or is it something you buy prepackaged and ready to use? The recipe sounds great and I would like to try it.

    1. Carrie says:

      I just buy cream cheese.