Strawberry Dump Cake has just 4 ingredients and makes a simple but delicious dessert. This cake is loaded with strawberries for a luscious treat in minutes.

Strawberry Dump Cake in a bowl with whipped cream.
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This cake recipe is one of those desserts that takes hardly any effort but turns out fabulous. It is a cross between a cobbler and cake and the results are amazing. If you love comfort food and Easy Strawberry Desserts, this easy no fuss dessert is the one to try with strawberry flavors along with Strawberry Crunch Bars Recipe, Strawberry Shortcake Popsicles and Strawberry Trifle Recipe.

We also love Sock It To Me Cake and Strawberry Crunch Poke Cake Recipe.

Why We Love This Recipe

Not only is it so delicious but it is very inexpensive too. With so few ingredients, it does not cost very much to make. It is a win for everyone! You can easily serve a large family or crowd without a ton of expense or money.

I have always loved cobbler and any dessert that you can put ice cream on top! So, this is a hit in my book and I’m pretty excited for you to try it too.

Check out this Strawberry Angel Food Cake and Paula Deen Strawberry Cake for another delicious strawberry dessert.


Ingredients for recipe - cake mix, fruit filling, butter.

Get the complete ingredients and Strawberry Dump Cake recipe at the bottom of the page.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Cream Cheese. Follow the same directions but add an 8 oz package of cream cheese on top of the pie filling before you add the cake mix. Just cut in slices and put all over the pie filling.
  • Dry Cake Mix. I think lemon would be yummy. You could also try strawberry cake mix or chocolate cake mix to make a Chocolate Strawberry Dump Cake.
  • Fruit filling. You can substitute other types of pie filling. Try cherry, apple, blueberry, peaches, blackberries, raspberries, or anything you like.

How to make a strawberry dump cake

  • Step 1. First, go ahead and preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then get your baking pan ready. We use a 9×13 pan and it works perfectly. Just make sure to spray with cooking spray.
Pie filling in baking dish.

Step 2. Next, add the cans of strawberry pie filling to the pan. Pour it all over the bottom of the dish.

Strawberries on top of pie filling.

Step 3. Once the filling is smoothed out, put about half of the fresh sliced strawberries on top.

Cake mix sprinkled on top.

Step 4. Sprinkle the cake mix all over the layer of pie filling. Make sure you don’t have any gaps without cake mix on it.

Melted butter drizzled all over cake mix.

Step 5. Finally, melt the butter and drizzle all over the cake mix. Try to get this mixture as evenly as possible.

Cake baked until golden brown.

Step 6. Next, bake until the top is golden brown. This normally takes about 45 minutes, but oven times will vary. I recommend checking on the cake once you get to the 40-minute mark.

Cake being served.

Step 7. Let the cake cool on a cooling rack for a few minutes before serving.

Topping ideas


Cover or place inside an airtight container. Store in the fridge up to 3 days. Learn How Long Does Cake Last in the Fridge?

Expert Tips

  • Cover the cake evenly in butter. It needs to cover the cake as evenly as possible when pouring the butter.
  • Make in advance. The cake is very quick and easy. However, you can make this a day in advance if needed and reheat.
  • Cool slightly before serving. The cake is great served warm but should cool a little before serving.
  • Cut strawberries into thin slices. You do not want them too thick.

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Strawberry Dump Cake

5 from 8 votes
Strawberry Dump Cake has just 4 ingredients and makes a simple but delicious dessert. This cake is loaded with strawberries. Try it today.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 9
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 341


  • (2) 21 oz. strawberry pie filling
  • 1 box white cake mix or yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 1 pound sliced fresh strawberries divided
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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, and using a rubber spatula, spread it evenly over the surface of the dish.
  • Place half the strawberries sliced on top.
  • Sprinkle the cake mix on top of the strawberry pie filling, distribute evenly. Shake the pan, to make sure the cake mix is spread evenly.
  • Drizzle the melted butter over the top of the cake mix, try to distribute it evenly.
  • Bake the Strawberry Dump Cake in the preheated oven for about 45-50 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Start checking on the cake after 40 minutes.
  • 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 remaining fresh sliced strawberries. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 341kcal, Carbohydrates 56g, Protein 2g, Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 27mg, Sodium 369mg, Potassium 104mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 34g, Vitamin A 320IU, Vitamin C 45mg, Calcium 111mg, Iron 1mg

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