This strawberry cheesecake dump cake is an easy dessert that packs big flavors. The taste of creamy cheesecake and sweet strawberries are topped off with a crumb topping that makes a sweet treat perfect for any occasion. Nobody will ever guess how quick and easy it is to throw together a baked dump cake with strawberries using a boxed can mix and canned pie filling!
I just love easy desserts that taste fancy.
This strawberry cheesecake dump cake is that kind of dessert. It’s ridiculously easy, but feels (and tastes) really special.
It’s something about the flavor combination.
You can’t do strawberry cheesecake anything without feeling at least a little classy. It’s an iconic combination- a classic pairing.
Smooth, velvety cheesecake is like the little black dress of desserts and the strawberries give it just the right amount a little something extra.
They are like a fabulous necklace or the amazing shoes that perfectly compliment the little black dress. The strawberries perfectly compliment the cheesecake flavors, enhancing them.
And like any great little black dress, this strawberry cheesecake dump cake is practically effortless to throw together.
You just need 5 basic ingredients, one microwave safe mixing bowl, and a 9×13 baking dish.
- Cake Mix – You’ll need one 15.25 ounce box of store-bought cake mix. You can use either the vanilla or French vanilla variety in this dump cake recipe. White cake mix will also work well.
- Butter – You’ll need one whole stick of butter, 1/2 a cup, melted. You can use unsalted or salted butter, whichever is more convenient- although as with all desserts, I recommend using the salted option.
- Cream Cheese – One 8 ounce package of full fat cream cheese- no need to soften it. If you want to shave off some calories, you can substitute neaufchatel cheese instead.
- Pie Filling – Two 21 ounce cans of strawberry pie filling, any brand will work.
Once you’ve got those 4 ingredients, you’re ready to get started.
How To Make
If you’re a novice baker, I know anything cheesecake can sound hard, but this recipe’s anything but.
There are no fancy techniques, and we’re taking a short cut by using boxed cake mix and making a ‘dump cake’ version.
To start, just melt the stick of butter in the mixing bowl in your microwave.
Once melted pour the cake mix into the melted butter, and stir until the mix resembles coarse wet sand. Set it aside.
After that, pour the strawberry pie filling into a greased 9×13 dish. You can use either non stick cooking spray or butter to grease the baking dish.
Using a spatula spread the pie filling out in an even layer.
Open the package of cream cheese, and thinly slice the block into thin pieces.
Lay the slices of cream cheese evenly out all over the strawberry pie filling layer.
To finish, top evenly with the buttery cake mixture.
Bake the strawberry cheesecake dump cake at 350F for 30 minutes, or until the strawberries are bubbly and the top is a beautiful golden brown color.
Let it cool for a few minutes before serving warm.
How Should I Serve Dump Cake With Strawberries?
A classic dump cake is good all by itself, and can be enjoyed warm or cold.
If you want to add a little something extra to round out your dessert, consider serving it with a scoop (or two!) of creamy vanilla ice cream.
A dollop of whipped cream also makes a delicious topping.
Does Dump Cake Need To Be Refrigerated?
Due to the ingredients in this strawberry cheesecake dump cake- leftovers will need to be refrigerated so it doesn’t spoil.
Let it cool completely, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Can Dump Cake Be Frozen?
Yes! Dump cake is perfect for making ahead of time and freezing to enjoy later.
Make and bake as instructed, then let the cake cool completely.
Cover tightly with plastic wrap and then aluminum foil, or transfer to an airtight container.
The cake can then be frozen for up to 3 months.
When you’re ready to enjoy- simply thaw and eat.
TIPS & TRICKS
- Don’t try to sub yellow cake mix for the vanilla called for in this recipe. Yellow cake mix will turn out, well, yellow. You want the result to be white, which will only come from using either vanilla, French vanilla, or white cake mix. However, if you like chocolate with your strawberries- you can substitute a box of chocolate cake mix for a delicious variation.
- If salt isn’t a dietary concern, then I highly recommend using salted butter in this recipe. A little bit of salt naturally enhances the sweetness of the dessert.
- Change things up and use different canned pie fillings in this recipe- cherry, blueberry, and peach all work well.
Other Easy Strawberry Desserts:
This strawberry cheesecake dump cake is perfect for sharing, whether it’s date night at home or just a sweet treat for an every day dessert.
Pass the spoons around, and dig in!
Looking for other easy strawberry desserts to enjoy?
- Strawberry Pretzel Salad Parfaits
- Strawberry Rose Ice Cream
- Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Strawberry Crunch Bars
- Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
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Strawberry Cheesecake Dump Cake
- 1 15.25 oz Vanilla or french vanilla cake mix
- 1 stick of butter melted
- 1 8 oz Package of cream cheese
- 2 21 oz cans of Strawberry pie filling
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray your 9x13 baking dish with non stick cooking spray.
- In a medium sized bowl melt your stick of butter. Add your cake mix and mix with a fork until its well combined and has a crumbly texture. Set aside.
- Pour both cans of strawberry filling unto your 9x13 baking dish and spread out evenly.
- Open your package of cream cheese and slice into thin pieces. Lay each thin slice on top of strawberry filling.
- Pour your crumbly cake mixture on top and spread evenly.
- Bake for 30 mins or until the strawberry is bubbling and the top is lightly golden brown.
- Serve warm.
- Don't try to sub yellow cake mix for the vanilla called for in this recipe. Yellow cake mix will turn out, well, yellow. You want the result to be white, which will only come from using either vanilla, French vanilla, or white cake mix. However, if you like chocolate with your strawberries- you can substitute a box of chocolate cake mix for a delicious variation.
- If salt isn't a dietary concern, then I highly recommend using salted butter in this recipe. A little bit of salt naturally enhances the sweetness of the dessert.
- Change things up and use different canned pie fillings in this recipe- cherry, blueberry, and peach all work well!