Last weekend we were heading to a family birthday party and my sister-in-law was serving an adorable birthday cake and strawberry shortcake but it was regular cake (as in not gluten free). We chatted about whether or not she needed me to bring anything for the party and since our son has Celiac Disease we decided a gluten free dessert would be good. This way he could have a sweet treat when everyone else did. I wanted to do something quick and easy and we had fresh berries on hand so I decided on this Strawberry Dump Cake. Lots of the guests loved the cake, no one realized that it was gluten free, and our guy got to have delicious dessert with everyone else! You are going to love this amazing recipe because it is so easy and so yummy!
Strawberry Dump Cake
Dump cakes are among the easiest recipes out there! You just take a dry cake mix and four more simple ingredients. Then you add them to a baking pan. The best thing is you don’t even need a mixing bowl! Then voila, you have one of the most delicious strawberry desserts!
- 1 Box of White Cake Mix or 1 Box of Yellow Cake Mix – I used a gluten free vanilla cake mix for my family
- 5 Cups Fresh Strawberries – You can substitute a can of strawberry pie filling if you are in a pinch but fresh fruit only take a little effort and they make sure it doesn’t taste too sweet.
- 1/4 Cup Sugar
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 1/2 Cup Butter, Melted
How To Make Strawberry Dump Cake:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
The first step is to use a little bit of butter or cooking spray to coat the inside of your baking dish. I used a 9″x 13″ baking dish for my cake.
Pour the strawberries into the bottom of the greased baking dish and sprinkle with the sugar and vanilla.
Pour the cake mix, just the powder as it comes out of the box, over the fresh berries. Make sure that the cake mix is evenly distributed.
Drizzle the melted butter on top of cake mix and berries, trying to cover as much of the mix as possible. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 30-45 minutes depending on your mix. My gluten free took closer to 45 because of the ingredients but a regular cake mix will be closer to 30.
When the top of the cake is golden brown, remove it from the oven and place it on a baking rack to cool before cutting.
Once the cake has cooled, slice it into serving sizes. It’s amazing served with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Also, don’t forget to garnish it with a couple of sweet strawberries!
It is like a strawberry cobbler only it takes less minutes of prep time. It is sure to be added to your family favorites.
On the off chance you don’t eat the whole thing in one sitting, cover with plastic wrap or store in an airtight container.
This is such a quick and easy dump cake recipe to make so it is a great option for a last minute dessert. This fresh strawberry dump cake is fun for the kids to help with and everyone will love this no-fuss dessert!
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If you love fruit dessert recipes, try this blackberry cobbler in a jar too!