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4 ingredient recipe for Easy Cherry Dump Cake
4.23 from 9 votes

Easy Cherry Dump Cake

This super simple cake mix recipe is so good it will SHOCK you! Easy Cherry Dump Cake is a summer favorite and only needs 4 ingredients!

Course Dessert
Keyword cake, cake mix, cherry, dump cake, easy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 15 people


  • 2 21 oz cans Cherry Pie Filling
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Almond Extract
  • 1 box Yellow Cake Mix
  • 3/4 cup melted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a casserole dish (approximately 9 X 13).

  2. Open cherry pie filling cans and divide the almond extract between the two cans and then give the filling a little stir to incorporate the extract. Dump into prepared pan and spread evenly.

  3. Sprinkle cake mix over pie filling.

  4. Pour melted butter over the top as evenly as you can.

  5. Bake for 50-65 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown! Serve warm with ice cream!

Recipe Notes

If you want to cheat the "dump" part of the recipe, you can use a small bowl to combine your cake mix and melted butter. Then sprinkle that over your filling.  You'll have one dirty bowl but then you don't have to worry about any dry cake mix spots.