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Recipe for Strawberry Dump Cake

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Did you know that you can make this recipe for strawberry dump cake in the slow cooker? Crockpot cakes are super easy and fun to make!
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 20 minutes
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Did you know that you can make this recipe for strawberry dump cake in the slow cooker? Crockpot cakes are super easy and fun to make!

Making cakes and desserts in the Crockpot is great because you don’t have to monitor them like you would in the oven. They also come out moist and delicious each and every time!

Try out this recipe for strawberry dump cake today! It’s a fun one to have the kids help with too so if you have little ones that like to “bake” have them lend a hand in the kitchen.

Caramel Apple Dump Cake, and Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake are delicious, check those out as well.

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Pin showing the finished strawberry dump cake recipe ready to eat.

For those of you who are just starting out with baking you might like to try this recipe. It doesn’t actually use the oven so it’s a nice treat for the summer months when you don’t want to heat up the whole house to bake a cake.

Crockpots and slow cookers are great for so much more than just dinners and soups, you can bake with them too! This recipe for strawberry dump cake is very easy and while it might not look like a 5 star wedding cake it tastes great!

If you really don’t want to bake in the slow cooker or if you don’t have a Crockpot you can always make this strawberry dump cake recipe in the oven.

featured image showing the finished recipe for strawberry dump cake ready to eat.

What is a dump cake?

If you haven’t been here before or if you’ve never heard of a dump cake this recipe might sound a little startling but the term “dump cake” is just a way of describing the way we’ll make this cake.

You basically just “dump” the ingredients in and then let the magic happen. I use “dump cake” to describe any cake that we’re not mixing up in the traditional way and pouring into a pan to bake!

Finished recipe for strawberry dump cake served on a plate with whipped cream

Does this recipe use canned or homemade pie filling?

You can use either. I’m going to share my easy recipe for homemade strawberry pie filling but you can also just buy canned pie filling and use that. Either way this recipe for strawberry dump cake is going to be a win!

When it comes to dump cake recipes I have to say I usually just grab the canned filling. We’re looking for quick, easy, and low maintenance when it comes to cake mix recipes so that’s usually what I do…

On the rare occasion when I’m feeling fancy or I have some extra time (or friends drop off a surplus of strawberries from their garden) I make homemade strawberry pie filling with the recipe below!

A close up view of a serving of the finished recipe for strawberry dump cake.

What do I need to make this Crockpot cake recipe?

You will need a strawberry boxed cake mix, strawberry pie filling (canned or homemade), and butter! This is it and that is all. Nothing fancy going on here.

Ingredients for strawberry dump cake laid out before we start baking.

If you want to make your own strawberry pie filling you’ll need strawberries, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and salt. We’ll need sliced strawberries and mashed strawberries so you’ll be using quite a lot of fresh strawberries if you are making the homemade version!

Ingredients needed to make this recipe for strawberry dump cake laid out before we start baking.

Check out the amounts and simple instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post for all the details in one easy to print spot.

Kitchen Essentials for Baking:

If you are trying to pick out some of the best supplies to stock your kitchen for cake mix recipes and baking in general, these are some of our favorites and must have items.

I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are a must when doing cake mix cookie recipes which can settle and become thin at lot easier than traditional cookie dough.

Of course mixing bowls, a mixer, spatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

A spoonful of the finished recipe for strawberry dump cake ready to eat.

How to make homemade strawberry pie filling:

If you want to make your own homemade strawberry pie filling you can follow this recipe. It’s really easy I’ll show you step by step how to make a batch so you can use it in this recipe or for any other recipes you might like to try!

In a saucepan stir together mashed strawberries with 1 1/2 cups water 

strawberries being mashed.

Bring to a boil then simmer on low for about 3 minutes 

strawberries straining to leave behind the juice.

Strain to equal 2 cups of juice, add water if needed 

2 cups of strawberry juice.

Discard pulp 

Sauce pan with juice, lemon juice, cornstarch and sugar.

In the saucepan combine juice, cornstarch, sugar, lemon juice, and salt 

sauce is getting thicker, stirring with a whisk.

Bring to a boil, whisking constantly until the mixture becomes clear and thick 

sauce will start to look like actual pie filling goo.

Remove from heat and cool slightly 

Removed from heat and ready for the sliced strawberries to be added to the sauce pot.

Stir in sliced strawberries 

Sliced strawberries added now the strawberry pie filing is ready to use.

How to make slow cooker recipe for strawberry dump cake:

Here you will find the step by step instructions for making this recipe for strawberry dump cake in the Crockpot. It’s simple and straightforward.

The slow cooker is going to do most of the hard work for us! If you use a liner in your slow cooker you’ll have almost no cleanup too which is AWESOME.

Prepare slow cooker with nonstick spray 

Look at what we are making in the slow cooker before we begin baking.

Pour pie filling in bottom 

pie filling in the bottom of the crockpot.

In a large bowl combine cake mix with melted butter until crumbly 

crumble mixture prepared and ready to use.

Sprinkle over pie filling in an even layer 

cake mix crumble ready to be used for the recipe for strawberry dump cake.

Cook low 4 hours or high 2 hours

Finished recipe for strawberry dump cake ready to be served hot from the crockpot.

Serve with whipped cream or ice cream and enjoy! 

Another look at the fully baked crockpot dump cake recipe.

Do you want to make more cake mix recipes?

If you are looking for more cake mix recipes you could not have landed in a better spot on the web. Here’s a few of our favorite recipes made with boxed cake mixes that I think you’ll love.

There’s something for everyone and each of these recipes is simple and straightforward; no muss, no fuss. Just simple desserts that the whole family will enjoy.

Try out Apple Pie Cookies, Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies, Twix cookies, brownie batter dip, key lime cookies, chocolate cherry cookies, vanilla cake with strawberry filling, or Instant Pot Apple Spice Cake.

A look at a serving of the dump cake on a plate ready to eat.

More options are these butter pecan cookies, banana bread with cake mix, 3 ingredient cake mix cookies, cinnamon donutsfunfetti sugar cookie trufflesStrawberry Cake Batter Dip, Firecracker Poke Cake, Layered Red White and Blue Cupcakes, Pineapple Coconut Poke Cake, Chocolate Peanut Butter Dump Cake, and red velvet cake mix cookies.

There’s more! Don’t miss out on these lemon cake mix cookies, Soft Cake Mix Sugar Cookies, Cake Mix Air Fryer Cookies, and Chocolate Chip Cake Batter Cookies!

Printable Recipe for Strawberry Dump Cake:

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Recipe for Strawberry Dump Cake

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Did you know that you can make this recipe for strawberry dump cake in the slow cooker? Crockpot cakes are super easy and fun to make!
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Servings: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 strawberry cake mix
  • 2 - 21 oz 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 low 4 hours or 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

Estimated Nutritional Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 683kcal | Carbohydrates: 107g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 446mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 80g

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