Crock Pot Strawberry Dump Cake

5 from 18 votes
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 20 minutes

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Strawberry Dump Cake is a quick and easy dessert that does not even require an oven or a baking dish. All you have to do is dump and cook. It could not be easier.

dump cake strawberry recipe on a plate with ice cream on the side.

Crock Pot Strawberry Dump Cake will produce a wonderful cobbler like dessert that you will love. You can make a can version or a fresh strawberry dump cake. Once baked, a strawberry dump cake comes out like a cross between a cake and scrumptious cobbler. Soft ooey-gooey bars come to mind, except more scoopable.


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What We Love About This Recipe

This dessert is perfect for busy weeknights or when you need to make a dessert with little or no effort. It is even great for the kids to help you make it.

  • 20 Minute Prep: Even less if you do not make the homemade filling. Then just set it and forget it.
  • Simple Ingredients: Only three for the can recipe and only a few more if you make it with the fresh strawberries. It’s one of the easiest recipes with easy ingredients.
  • Family Friendly: Everyone loves a nice warm delicious dessert.
  • Adaptable: Can make a low-carb, low-calorie or dairy free easy dump cake recipe.
Ingredients for the Strawberry Dump Cake recipe.

Ingredient Notes for Slow Cooker Dessert

  • Box Cake Mix: One box of strawberry cake mix. Any brand of dry cake mix that you enjoy.
  • Strawberry Pie Filling: Two cans of strawberry pie filling. You can use a sugar free version of a can of strawberry pie filling to save calories.
  • Butter: One stick of butter. Try using an unsalted version for this delicious cake.
Ingredients for the Strawberry filling.

To Make your own Strawberry Filling:

  • Strawberries: Two cups of mashed strawberries, plus 6 cups of fresh sliced strawberries
  • Sugar: One and a half cups of sugar; can use a sugar substitute
  • Cornstarch: To thicken the filling
  • Lemon Juice: Fresh or bottle versions will work for this perfect dessert
  • Salt: A half teaspoon
dump cake strawberry recipe on a plate with ice cream on the side.

Equipment Needed for the Simple Recipe

How to Make Crock Pot Strawberry Dump Cake

These are the basic steps for making dump cake strawberry recipe. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

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STEP 1: PREPARE

First, prepare slow cooker with nonstick spray. Next, pour pie filling in bottom. Then, in a large bowl combine cake mix with melted butter until crumbly.

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STEP 2: SPREAD

Then sprinkle over pie filling in an even layer. Cook on low 4 hours or on high 2 hours.

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STEP 3: PIE FILLING FROM SCRATCH (OPTIONAL)

Begin by stirring together the mashed strawberries with water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and then simmer on low for about 3 minutes. Strain to equal two cups of juice. Then, in the saucepan combine juice, cornstarch, sugar, lemon juice and salt. Bring to a boil and then remove from heat and cool slightly. Finally, stir in the sliced berries.

Prep and Storage Tips for Strawberry Cake Recipe using Cake Mix

HOW TO MAKE THIS STRAWBERRY DESSERTS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

You can make the strawberry pie filling in advance and keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container until you are ready to use.

HOW TO STORE THIS EASY STRAWBERRY DUMP CAKE RECIPE

 If you have leftovers they will keep in the refrigerator up to five days. Cover with plastic wrap or place in an airtight container.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS QUICK DESSERT RECIPE

Freeze the strawberry dump cake in the freezer for up to six months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE DUMP CAKE RECIPE

Reheat this easy dump cake in an airtight container for up to six months.

Frequently Asked Questions about Recipe for Strawberry Cake using Cake Mix

HOW TO MAKE THIS EASY DESSERT RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Use a low calorie or gluten free cake mix for this easiest dessert recipes.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT FLAVORS OF CAKE MIX?

Of course, you can use a butter flavor cake mix, a chocolate cake mix or even a box of white cake mix.

WHAT CAN I TOP MY DUMP CAKE WITH?

Serve warm or at room temperature, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, strawberry ice cream, top with powdered sugar, whipped cream or cool whip.

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Expert Tips for Making This Strawberry Dump Cake Recipe

  • Add Nuts: Pecans or walnuts can be good in this recipe.
  • More Berries: Try adding fresh fruit, such as fresh berries like blueberries, raspberries or blackberries.
  • Drizzle: Make a drizzle of powdered sugar, vanilla and milk, and drizzle over the top of the cake.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Bake the cake in the oven instead of the crock pot.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Use a gluten free or sugar free cake mix.

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Crock Pot Strawberry Dump Cake

5 from 18 votes
Strawberry Dump Cake is a quick and easy dessert that does not even require an oven or a baking pan. All you have to do is dump and cook.
Print Pin Rate
Servings: 10 Servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 strawberry cake mix
  • 2 – 21 ounce cans strawberry pie filling
  • or use homemade recipe
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • If using Homemade Pie Filling:
  • 2 cups strawberries mashed
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups strawberries sliced

Instructions

Preparation Instructions:

  • Prepare slow cooker with nonstick spray.
  • Pour pie filling in bottom.
  • In a large bowl combine cake mix with melted butter until crumbly.
  • Sprinkle over pie filling in an even layer.
  • Cook on low 4 hours or on high 2 hours.
  • Serve with whipped cream or ice cream and enjoy!

Optional Homemade Pie Filling:

  • In a saucepan stir together mashed strawberries with 1 1/2 cups water.
  • Bring to a boil then simmer on low for about 3 minutes.
  • Strain to equal 2 cups of juice, add water if needed.
  • Discard pulp.
  • In the saucepan combine juice, cornstarch, sugar, lemon juice, and salt.
  • Bring to a boil, whisking constantly until the mixture becomes clear and thick.
  • Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  • Stir in sliced strawberries.

Expert Tips

  • Add Nuts: Pecans or walnuts can be good in this recipe.
  • More Berries: Try adding fresh fruit, such as fresh berries like blueberries, raspberries or blackberries.
  • Drizzle: Make a drizzle of powdered sugar, vanilla and milk, and drizzle over the top of the cake.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Bake the cake in the oven instead of the crock pot.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Use a gluten free or sugar free cake mix.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 410mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing strawberry dump cake recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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