Strawberry Dump Cake

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Strawberry dump cake is an easy 3-ingredient dessert made with a box of yellow cake mix, strawberry pie filling, and butter. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or cool whip for a delicious dessert.

Strawberry dump cake serving on a plate topped with cool whip and a strawberry. Baking dish with remaining cake, a fork, a cloth napkin, and a pint of fresh strawberries are next to the plate.

Dump cake recipes are the ultimate no-fuss dessert. No measuring ingredients, no mixing bowls, no hand mixer, just “dump” your ingredients in the pan and bake. They are truly the easiest recipes.

Like chocolate cherry dump cake, lemon blueberry dump cake, and apple dump cake, this easy dump cake recipe comes together in minutes and is the perfect quick dessert when you are craving something sweet.

Top of dump cake with several scoops removed. You can see the strawberry filling beneath the cake layer.

The delicious cake tastes similar to a strawberry cobbler and is divine when served warm with a big scoop of ice cream or a generous dollop of cool whip.

Give this easy strawberry dump cake recipe a try and I’d bet it will become one of your family favorites, too.


This section includes ingredient notes and substitution options. Get all measurements, ingredients, and instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.

Yellow cake mix, 2 cans of strawberry pie filling, and one and a half sticks of butter.
  • Yellow Cake Mix – A box of white cake mix or vanilla cake mix would work, too.
  • Strawberry Pie Filling – You will need 2 cans of strawberry pie filling. I always grab the cans from the grocery store but you could use homemade strawberry pie filling if you are feeling ambitious.
  • Butter – unsalted or salted butter work for this recipe.

How to make Strawberry Dump Cake

This section shows you how to make the recipe with step-by-step photos and instructions. For the full printable recipe, see the recipe card below. 

Step 1: Place pie filling in the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish.

Strawberry pie filling in the bottom of a white 9 x 13 baking dish in an even layer.

Step 2: Sprinkle the cake mix on top of the pie filling.

Cake mix covering the pie filling in the baking dish.

Step 3: Pour melted butter over the top, covering as much of the dry cake mix as possible.

Melted butter poured over the top of the cake mix with a few small spots of dry cake mix remaining.

Step 4: Bake in a preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until golden on top and bubbly around the edges.

Strawberry dump cake baked until golden brown.

Serving suggestions

Dump cakes can be served warm or cold, but my family has always preferred warm.

Enjoy the delicious strawberry dessert as-is or à la mode with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Whipped cream, cool whip whipped topping, or fresh fruit makes a great option for topping the moist cake as well.

Strawberry pie filling dump cake served on a white plate with fresh strawberries and remaining cake beside it.

How to Store Dump Cake

Refrigerator: Store in an airtight container or tightly covered in plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Freeze: For longer storage freeze the cake in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Allow the cake to thaw in the refrigerator before reheating and serving.

To reheat: Reheat individual portions in the microwave for 20-30 seconds before serving, or enjoy it cold straight from the fridge if you prefer.


  • Chocolate Strawberry Dump Cake: Use chocolate cake mix instead of yellow.
  • Strawberry Cheesecake Dump Cake: Top the strawberry filling with dollops of whipped cream cheese before baking.
  • Very Strawberry Dump Cake: Use strawberry cake mix for a double dose of strawberry flavor.
  • Peach Dump Cake: Sub the strawberry pie filling for 2 cans of sliced peaches in syrup.
Large spoon breaking surface of dump cake and revealing the pie filling inside.

FAQ for Strawberry Pie Filling Dump Cake

Do you prepare the cake mix per the box instructions?

No, for this recipe you will just be using the dry cake mix.

Do I stir everything together?

No. You are not supposed to stir a dump cake, hence the name “dump cake.”

Can I use pats of cold butter instead of melted butter?

Yes. Some dump cake recipes call for thin slices of butter to be placed on top of the cake mix. This method works as well, as the butter will melt in the oven.

More Strawberry Desserts

Strawberry dump cake on a white plate topped with cool whip and a fresh strawberry.
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Strawberry Dump Cake

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
With only 3 simple ingredients, this strawberry dump cake is one of the easiest dessert recipes. All you need are cake mix, strawberry pie filling, and butter!


  • 42 onuces strawberry pie filling 2 (21oz) cans
  • 15.25 ounce yellow cake mix 1 box
  • ¾ cup butter melted
  • cool whip & fresh strawberries optional toppings


  • Preheat the oven to 350º F. Coat a 9 x 13 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Spread the pie filling in the bottom of the cake pan.
  • Sprinkle the dry cake mix over the strawberry filling.
  • Drizzle the top of the cake mix with melted butter, trying to cover as much of it as possible (a few dry spots are okay).
  • Bake for about 40 minutes, or until golden brown on top and bubbly around the edges.
  • Serve warm, topped with ice cream, whipped cream, and/or fresh strawberries, if desired.


Store in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.


Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 405mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1mg
Strawberry dump cake on a white plate topped with cool whip and a fresh strawberry.

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  1. 5 stars
    Hi, can I add fresh diced strawberries in conjunction with the strawberry pie filling? Thank you.

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