Strawberry Dump Cake is probably the easiest sweet treat to make of all time.  Just three total ingredients and a few effortless steps and dessert is served!  Make sure to check out my Cherry Dump Cake too!

Strawberry Dump Cake

Strawberry Dump Cake

The genius that decided to dump a bunch of dessert staples into a pan and see what happens next deserves an award.  They are my hero.  Dump cakes are a dream recipe for busy moms and dads.   For those days when just getting through the door is a chore, you can still impress the entire family with a tasty dessert that doesn’t take much effort from you.   The prep for this delicious strawberry dump cake recipe is five minutes.  I’ll say it louder, FIVE MINUTES.  No mess, no fuss, just dump it in the pan and go.

Strawberry Dump Cake

How to Make Strawberry Dump Cake

You hear me talking a lot about “your recipe is only as good as your ingredients” and most cases, that is my primary rule of thumb.  This dessert is designed for ease.  So, in this case, you won’t hear me say that.  For this Strawberry Dump Cake recipe, you need a box of white cake mix, your favorite can of strawberry pie filling, and some cold butter. Yes, there are a few ways you can make this dump cake fancy, but with a name like Strawberry Dump Cake, you really can’t dress it up too much.    Fresh strawberries are a great flavor addition and add some additional filling to the basic dump cake.

Can you Make Crockpot Strawberry Dump Cake?

You can and you should!  It is literally the exact same recipe and instructions, except you use a crockpot instead of the skillet and an oven.  For this method, you will put the strawberry pie filling in the bottom of a greased crockpot,  top with the cake, and then butter, and then cover and cook on high for 2 hours or on low for 4.  You can get the same great tasting results with a slow cooker as with cooking in the oven.  This is a great option if you are already using up some of your precious oven space.  I know cooking around the holidays, this happens to me quite a bit.

Strawberry Dump Cake with Fresh Strawberries

Topping Ideas for Strawberry Dump Cake

The basic topping choices for a strawberry dump cake are whipped cream or ice cream.  Within those two categories, there are a few variations that can really take this dump cake to a whole new level.   For the ice cream, we almost always have vanilla or vanilla bean as a staple in our freezer.  The vanilla ice cream is a perfect compliment to the buttery, cakey, strawberry flavors in the dump cake.  I love serving it with strawberry ice cream too!

Homemade Whipped Cream

Making your own whipped cream is probably one of the top recommendations that I will ever give you when discussing homemade desserts.  To do that, you need heavy whipping cream and confectioners sugar.   Essentially, from here you just pour the whipping cream into a bowl and whip until peaks start to form.  I would recommend using a hand mixer or a stand mixer unless you are really focusing on those arm muscles.  Slowly add in the sugar and serve.  Super simple.  You can put a few other fun twists on this by adding in fresh berries into the whipped cream. I have also made berry whip cream by adding a few tablespoons of strawberry jello powder (or any other flavor).  You can do this with store-bought whipped cream too.  The same method applies here, you just add extra ingredients to the pre-made version.

Strawberry Dump Cake

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5 from 4 votes

Strawberry Dump Cake

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Strawberry Dump Cake is probably the easiest sweet treat to make of all time.  Just three total ingredients and a few effortless steps and dessert is served!  Make sure to check out my Cherry Dump Cake too!


  • 1 box (15.25 ounces) white cake mix
  • 1 (21 ounce) can strawberry pie filling
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup butter, cold


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large skillet or greased 9x9 baking dish, add the strawberry pie filling and fresh cut strawberries. Mix together and spread it evenly over the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle the cake mix over the top, being careful to cover all of the pie filling.
  • Slice the butter into small pads (about 16) and spread them out evenly over the top of the cake mixture.
  • Bake for 1 hour or until the topping is golden brown and the pie filling is bubbling.

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Reader Comments

  1. Hello, can you please tell me what I’m doing wrong,on dump cake ? I did everything that was called for but when I pulled the cake out of. The oven the the was not cook?

  2. This came out so terrible for me! Omgoodness I’m so disappointed in myself and the recipe! I’ve made your recipes before but always from scratch. This one was just flat in flavor and way too sweet! The cake was a weird combo of chewy and powder. I wouldn’t make it again or suggest anyone does. But I’ll make another of yours from scratch again!

  3. After reading all the comments on this Strawberry Dump Cake, I decided to give it a try. I followed all the instructions, but I used two sticks of butter, cutting them in small slices. Then made sure to completely cover the cake mix with the sliced butter. I then placed the cake in the oven to bake. I made sure to check the cake after 20 minutes, then again every five minutes after, until it was done enough to my liking. It took a total bake time of 30 minutes to get it golden brown. When cooled sufficiently I tasted the cake and it was delicious. Thank you for the recipe.

  4. I’ve got a strawberry cake mix in my cabinet. Too much strawberry? Too sweet? Any thoughts anybody?

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