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Easy Strawberry Dump Cake Recipe

This Strawberry Dump Cake Recipe is one of the easiest recipes! Made with just 3 ingredients and you have a dessert that’s perfect for weeknights or get togethers alike!

Are you looking for an easy dessert recipe that’s delicious and crowd-pleasing? Look no further than this strawberry dump cake! All you need is a few simple ingredients, and you can have this sweet treat ready in no time.

This delicious dessert is perfect for any occasion – from a summer BBQ to a birthday party. So why not give it a try? Your taste buds will thank you!

Dump cakes are some of the easiest dessert recipes! They are a delicious way to use cake mixes.

This easy dump cake recipe is made with simple ingredients and is the perfect dessert – a can of strawberries, strawberry cake mix and butter. Just dump all the ingredients into a baking dish and bake – no mixing or stirring required. The cake is moist and flavorful, with a delicious strawberry flavor.

I love the taste of strawberry pie filling. It reminds me of the topping of a cheesecake! Many of my friends have said this recipe reminds them of a delicious strawberry cobbler. If you are looking for more strawberry desserts try these easy recipes!

strawberry shortcake dump cake

The best thing about this no fuss dessert is there is no need to make a mess with a mixing bowl or a slow cooker or instant pot to make a great recipe. You just need a cake pan!

strawberry shortcake dump cake

How to Make a this Easy Strawberry Dump Cake

Be sure to scroll down a little bit to the recipe card, where I have full instructions and ingredients for you!

You’ll need: 

  • 1 box of Betty Crocker Strawberry Cake Mix
  • 2 sticks of melted butter or 2 sticks of thin slices of butter
  • 2 cans of strawberry pie filling
  • Fresh sweet strawberries for garnish
  • vanilla ice cream
  • a baking dish
strawberry shortcake dump cake ingredients

Spray an 8×8 baking pan with non stick cooking spray or grease with butter.

Spoon the strawberry filling into the bottom of the casserole dish. 

Sprinkle the dry cake mix over the pie filling.

cake batter over strawberry pie filling

Pour the melted sticks of butter over the top of the cake mix. Or slice butter and scatter it on top of cake mix. Don’t worry about the dry spots, the butter will melt covering the whole thing.

Top the dump cake with slices of fresh berries. 

strawberry shortcake dump cake before baking

Bake until your dump cake is bubbly and cooked, about 40-45 minutes in a preheated oven to 350 degrees f.

Serve warm.

strawberry shortcake dump cake

If you would like to add cinnamon sugar or vanilla extract to your cake mix, it’s my favorite way to add some more flavor to one of my favorite recipes. If you would like to try out a strawberry cheesecake dump cake, you can spread softened cream cheese over the strawberry filling.

strawberry shortcake dump cake with vanilla ice cream

What should I top my Strawberry Shortcake Dump Cake with?

The whole family loves to enjoy this amazing recipe with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or strawberry ice cream, homemade whipped cream or cool whip. I just love the flavor combination of the crumbly topping with a scoop of ice cream on top of the cake.

How should I store this recipe?

Cover your dump cake with plastic wrap or transfer to an airtight container. Store the whole yummy cake in the refrigerator for a few days.

When we want to have a quick dessert, we scoop out some into a microwavable bowl and heat up the dump cake at 30-45 seconds.

What if I can’t find Strawberry Cake Mix?

I have heard from some that grocery stores don’t always have the strawberry cake mix. It’s ok! You can also use a box of yellow cake mix or a box of white cake mix. I am sure it will be a delicious cake nonetheless! The can of strawberry pie filling has enough sweetness and strawberry flavors to make up for it.

More Dump Cake Recipes that are family favorites for you to try!

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Strawberry Shortcake Dump Cake Recipe

Strawberry Shortcake Dump Cake Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
This Strawberry Dump Cake Recipe couldn't get any easier! 3 ingredients and you are done with an easy dessert that's perfect for weeknights or get togethers alike!


  • 1 box of Strawberry Cake Mix 

  • 2 sticks of butter, melted 

  • 2 cans of strawberry pie filling 

  • Fresh strawberries for garnish


    1. Spray a 8x8 Casserole Dish with non-stick spray or grease with butter.
    2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees,
    3. Spoon the pie filling into the bottom of the casserole dish. 
    4. Sprinkle the cake mix over the strawberry pie filling. 
    5. Pour the butter over the top of the cake.
    6. Top the dump cake with slices of fresh strawberries. 
    7. Bake until your strawberry shortcake dump cake is bubbly and cooked, about 40-45 minutes. 
    8. Serve your strawberry dump cake warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

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Friday 1st of July 2022

In one spot it says to use two cans of strawberry pie filling, later in the article it says to use one, which is it?

momma lew

Saturday 2nd of July 2022

Sorry about that, it is 2 cans. I just updated it.


Monday 27th of September 2021

Thanks soooo much for this recipe.

ronaak mehta

Sunday 9th of August 2020

Wow. It looks delicious. I love chocolate cakes. So, I will try to make it. Your recipe will help me. Thanks for sharing.

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Tuesday 30th of June 2020

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