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Strawberry Dump Cake is a delicious dessert with 3 ingredients. This easy dump cake recipe is the perfect dessert for spring and summer and even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!

strawberry dump cake on a plate with fresh strawberries and scoop of vanilla ice cream

I am all about easy recipes, and this easy strawberry dump cake recipe is one of the easiest recipes you will ever make!

This simple recipe is basically an easier way to make strawberry cobbler and it’s just a combination of strawberry filling, yellow cake mix and butter — that’s it!

Some of our other dump cake recipes include peach dump cake, pineapple dump cake, apple pie dump cake, pumpkin dump cake, lemon dump cake and blueberry dump cake.

dry cake mix and strawberry filling and butter on the table


You only need 3 simple ingredients for this strawberry dump cake recipe. You can find them in your grocery store or online:

  • Canned strawberry pie filling — 2 cans of strawberry pie filling
  • Boxed yellow cake mix
  • Butter 

How to Make Strawberry Dump Cake

First, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Then, grease a baking dish with butter or nonstick cooking spray. I use a 9x13in baking pan.

Next, spoon the strawberry pie filling into the baking pan, making sure to spread it evenly along the bottom of the baking dish.

spoon strawberry pie filling into baking pan

Sprinkle the dry cake mix over the pie filling. Then, spread the cake mix with a spatula or knife so that the pie filling is completely covered by cake mix.

I like to lightly press the cake mix into the filling. This is so there won’t be any clumps of cake mix after baking.

smooth dry cake mix over pie filling in baking pan with red spatula

Next, slice butter thinly into small pads. Then, place the thin slices of butter in neat rows all over the top of the cake mix.

You might have to cut the butter pads into smaller pieces to make sure that the cake mix is covered.

And that’s it! Just a few simple steps and a couple minutes of prep, and you’re ready to bake this delicious cake!

slices of butter over dry cake mix in baking pan

Cooking Time

Bake the dump cake uncovered for 40 to 50 minutes in a preheated oven.

When it’s ready, your strawberry dump cake will have a golden brown, crunchy topping and hot, bubbly strawberry filling.

Enjoy this perfect dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a little whipped cream, and juicy fresh strawberries on the side!

baked strawberry dump cake on the table

How to Store

Strawberry dump cake can be stored multiple ways. You can leave the cake out at room temperature for a little while if your kitchen is cool, or refrigerate it up to 4 days.

Just make sure to keep it in an airtight container.

If you want, you can also freeze the dump cake in a freezer safe container for up to 3 months.

Enjoy any leftover cake straight from the fridge, at room temperature, or microwaved at low power for a few seconds.


There are a couple great ways to customize this easy dessert.

Instead of using yellow cake mix, try a box of white cake mix or strawberry cake mix. Or, use chocolate cake mix for a chocolate strawberry dump cake.

If you don’t want to slice up a stick of butter, pour melted butter over the top layer of the dry cake mix before baking the cake.

A dust of powdered sugar over some fresh berries is a delicious way to add a little extra pizzazz to your yummy cake!

You can also make Instant Pot dump cake and slow cooker dump cake. We have made the Instant Pot cherry dump cake with cherry pie filling and crock pot peach cobbler using canned peaches with great results!

5 from 11 votes

Easy Strawberry Dump Cake

By: Dee
Strawberry Dump Cake is a delicious dessert with 3 ingredients. This easy dump cake recipe is the perfect dessert for spring and summer and even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 2 21 oz cans strawberry pie filling
  • 1 15.25 oz box yellow cake mix
  • sticks butter thinly sliced
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease a 9×13 baking dish with butter or non-stick spray
  • Spoon strawberry pie filling into the baking dish, and spread evenly with spatula.
  • Sprinkle dry cake mix over pie filling, and spread with a spatula or knife so that it covers the filling
  • Place pats of butter in neat rows over cake mix, and bake uncovered for 45 to 50 minutes or until top is golden brown and filling is hot and bubbly


Nutritional amounts are approximate.
Cake may take 40 to 50 minutes depending upon individual ovens.


Calories: 102kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 91mg, Potassium: 3mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 353IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 4mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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  1. Tiffany says:

    What a show piece. Had it over the weekend for a small get together. What a hit! A new family favorite!5 stars

  2. Juliane says:

    This looks SO good! Can’t wait to give this a try!5 stars

  3. Amanda says:

    I made this with my kids and they loved every second. It came out perfect and was super delicious!5 stars

  4. Erika says:

    This Strawberry Dump Cake was a huge hit at at my house!!5 stars

  5. Erik says:

    Such an easy way to make strawberry cake!5 stars

  6. Amanda says:

    This is the easiest and most delicious dump cake! I’ll be making it over and over again.5 stars

  7. Catalina says:

    I am drooling on this cake! Love that creamy and flavorful strawberry filling!5 stars

  8. Beth says:

    I adore this recipe! It looks delicious, and it’s so easy. I think this would be a great one to make with the kids or for a dessert on a night when you don’t have a lot of time.5 stars

  9. Betty says:

    Another super simple recipe for me to do with the grandkids! They did almost all if it them selves! Second helpings for all!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      We love it, too! Thanks so much, Betty!