Easy Dump Cake Dessert for Thanksgiving and Christmas

Updated on April 28, 2017
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Valerie is pursuing a degree in Creative Writing and enjoys cooking, medical topics, flash fiction, fashion, culture, and politics.

So Easy and So Good!

My mother gave me this recipe a few years back. I have put my own twist on it over the years. You can do the same. It is very easy to make and delicious! It kind of reminds you of a cobbler except without all the work of making a cobbler. Now its called a "dump" cake because essentially you dump everything into the pan.

Well, here goes and I hope you enjoy!


  • 1 box of yellow/butter cake mix
  • 2 cans of apple pie filling
  • 2 cans of sliced peaches in heavy syrup
  • Nutmeg or cinnamon
  • Margarine or butter


  1. Empty peaches and pie filling into a rectangular baking pan.
  2. Sprinkle nutmeg or cinnamon, whichever you prefer.
  3. Mix it together to make sure the nutmeg is spread into your mixture.
  4. Dump the box of cake mix on top of the mixture.
  5. Using a spoon or knife, level the cake mix so that it is nice and flat.
  6. Cut pats of butter or margarine and arrange them all over the pan. This will be your crust so you can place each pat about half an inch apart from each other.
  7. Put in the oven at 350 degrees and cook for about 1- 1.5 hours (until crust is hard to the touch, not mushy).
  8. Take out, allow to cool slightly and enjoy! You can eat it plain, with ice cream or shipped cream!


  • You can use white cake mix instead of yellow if you prefer.
  • Mix it up! Use cherry and apple pie filling or peach and cherry pie filling.
  • My mother uses all peaches or all apples.
  • Add nuts, coconut, or raisins if you desire.


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Any yellow/butter cae mixAny margarine or butterGround NutmegAny brand Sliced Peaches in Heavy SyrupAny brand apple pie filling
Any yellow/butter cae mix
Any yellow/butter cae mix
Any margarine or butter
Any margarine or butter
Ground Nutmeg
Ground Nutmeg
Any brand Sliced Peaches in Heavy Syrup
Any brand Sliced Peaches in Heavy Syrup
Any brand apple pie filling
Any brand apple pie filling

Step-By-Step Pictures

Get All Your Cans Open & Ready to Dump

"Dump" All Fruits into A Large Baking Pan & Mix Together

Add Nutmeg to Your Fruit

Stir Nutmeg Into Fruit Mixture

"Dump" Cake Mix Into Pan

Cake Mix Will Look Like This

Use Back of Spoon or A Spatula & Level

Add Your Pats of Butter or Margarine

Should Look Like This When Done

Stayingalivemoma's Easy Dump Cake

Voila! Dump Cake!
Voila! Dump Cake!

Yummy!! The Crust is the Best!

The crust is the best part. You should let it cool for about ten or fifteen minutes before eating to allow it to set some. Add ice cream or whipped cream for a final touch! Eat it anyway you want; I prefer mine cold, others in my family like it slightly warmed.

Please tell me how you liked it and if you put any variations to it! Enjoy!!

Dump Cake Heaven

Dump cakes are quick, easy to make and are great for any occasion. You'll find that they are great for holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. But also for other occasions like office potlucks, church functions, after school treats for the kids and even late-night treats for adults!

Have fun making your dump cake and enjoy!

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      • kenneth avery profile image

        Kenneth Avery 

        5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

        @ stayingalivemoma,

        I will definitely let you know how this goes. Thanks so much.

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        Valerie Washington 

        5 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

        @Kenneth Thanks so much for the heartfelt comments. I love when people are touched by my writing! It means a great deal to me. Please, try this recipe and let me know how it turns out! - Valerie "Stayingalivemoma"

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        Kenneth Avery 

        5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama


        Great read. Super work. But now I am starving. This is an excellent piece of writing. Honestly, I can easily describe it as amazing.

        I loved every word. Graphics were superb. This hub was helpful, informative and I found it very interesting.

        Voted up and all the choices because you deserve it.

        You have such a gift for writing. Keep the wonderful hubs coming.


        Kenneth Avery, Hamilton, Alabama

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        Dee aka Nonna 

        7 years ago

        I cannot believe how good this looks. I am going to make this for my next book club meeting. It is my turn to bring dessert. Thank you for sharing this.

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        Valerie Washington 

        7 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

        Hey there Movie Master! Thanks for commenting. Yes, this is a very easy recipe and there are so many ways you can change it up. Missolive has a great dump cake recipe on here as well!

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        Movie Master 

        7 years ago from United Kingdom

        I love the name! this looks and sounds so easy - my kind of pudding!

        Loved all the photos and instructions, thank you and voted up!

      • stayingalivemoma profile imageAUTHOR

        Valerie Washington 

        7 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

        Lol... I think you could use a smaller portion of butter. I use margarine instead of butter and it comes out fine. Sorry, cardisa, I'm not the health nut when it comes to food! Especially desserts!

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        Carolee Samuda 

        7 years ago from Jamaica

        Momma girl, I was giggling at the title and am still giggling. This is quite easy, I have one problem, the butter. Is there a substitute or can I use less! What if I make my own crust?

      • stayingalivemoma profile imageAUTHOR

        Valerie Washington 

        7 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

        OMG, Rachelle! You have to make this! It'll all be gone in one day!

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        Rachelle Williams 

        7 years ago from Tempe, AZ

        I had never heard of dump cake before, bit it sounds scrumptious! I might have to try this one, if I do, I'll let you know how it turns out.

        Thanks so much for sharing!

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        Valerie Washington 

        7 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

        Thanks Victoria!! It's so easy to make, a child could help you with it. It's fun for kids too!! Let me know how your turn out!

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        Victoria Lynn 

        7 years ago from Arkansas, USA

        Wonderful and easy. Tasty, too, I'm sure. Going to bookmark this one!

      • stayingalivemoma profile imageAUTHOR

        Valerie Washington 

        7 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

        Thanks Quill. It is very easy to make. From start to the oven in about 10 minutes!! Good luck!! Let me know how it turns out!

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        "Quill Again" 

        7 years ago

        This is one I will need to try... being retired I have discovered baking... smiles

        Thanks for the follow and looking forward to reading on.


      • stayingalivemoma profile imageAUTHOR

        Valerie Washington 

        7 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

        I know! It's great for those times you want something sweet but fast. Great for thanksgiving and Christmas too!

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        Tracy Lynn Conway 

        7 years ago from Virginia, USA

        I have never heard of dump cake before. I love anything simple that also tastes great. Great instructional hub, voted up.

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        7 years ago from Australia

        oh yummy thanks for sharing

        voted and shared

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        7 years ago

        sounds amazing and easy! thanks for sharing!

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        Joanna McKenna 

        7 years ago from Central Oklahoma

        I love EASY! I've never had this with apple and peach. An aunt made her "dump cake" for church suppers and club luncheons using cherry pie filling and white cake mix. We could never decide if it was better with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, so we **had** to keep tasting. That was our story and we stuck to it! ;D

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        Sojourner McConnell 

        7 years ago from Winchester Kentucky

        This looks so simple and so delicious. I was looking for a recipe that would be different and easy, and I believe I have found it. Thanks for sharing this!

      • stayingalivemoma profile imageAUTHOR

        Valerie Washington 

        7 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

        Thanks ladies! I had to make it in order to snap the pics and everyone is enjoying it--it's almost gone!!

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        Carlon Michelle 

        7 years ago from USA

        This is one of my favorite cobblers. A friend taught me this years ago but it's wonderful to see it with the pictures. Helps with the children see how to make it. Thanks for sharing. I forgot about this wonderful desert and now I will have to make it. Smile!

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        Marisa Hammond Olivares 

        7 years ago from Texas

        This is WONDERFUL and sooooo easy! Just yesterday my mom and I were talking about dumpcakes! Awesome! Thank you for sharing.

        voted up and useful


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