Cake is one of those ubiquitous foods that, while we may not eat it every day (not that there's nothing wrong with that!), we are constantly presented with opportunities to eat it, and by extension, to make it.
But cake doesn't need to be an all-or-nothing decision: spend all day in the kitchen making a layered, homemade jam-filled cake, or just pick one up from the store? Or worse, no cake at all!
That's where dump cake comes in. You just dump the ingredients into the baking dish, pop it into the oven and wait for a beautiful, bubbly crust. No reason not to make one!
These 13 dump cake recipes should hit just about every type of sweet tooth, whether you're a chocolate hound, or go in for more fruit-based sweetness, like in this apple spice dump cake. Or maybe cobbler is more your thing. These dump cakes are perfect for pot lucks, or sweet dessert *for the kids.*
Dump it in, have a ball!
Chocolate triple threat: chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding, chocolate chips. Did we mention pudding?
In the true spirit of dump cakes, this recipe calls for canned peaches. Fresher is always better, but hey, no one's watching. Serve with vanilla ice cream and/or whipped cream.
This recipe gets two sticks of melted butter, half a cup of heavy cream, and 6 ounces of blueberry yogurt. We will be needing a nap after eating the whole thing.
Lots of Thanksgiving flavors in this one, with pumpkin pie spice, graham crackers and toffee bits.
Death by chocolate. Plus, it gets a chocolate icing after it's done baking. Yum.
Overshadowed by its more popular cousin, the apple pie, apple cake can be light and natually sweet, making it a less-indulgent dessert that still delivers on the mmm factor.
Where most dump cake recipes use canned fruit (the point of the whole thing is convenience), this one uses fresh black berries for extra tartness.
Perhaps you thought that blueberries, pineapple, and pecans aren't a likely combination. Well, go ahead and get yourself learned.
Although it's titled "Churro," we would have been equally sold on "Cinnamon Toast Crunch Dump Cake," because that's what it is and it's the greatest cereal on the planet.
In the butter category, this recipe is a two-sticker. You're welcome.
This is sort of like my kitchen experiments as a kid. Bananas! Dump. Peanut butter! Dump. Jelly! Dump. Except it turns out delicious.
Because we needed more chocolate. There still aren't enough chocolate recipes on this list.
Grab a box of cake mix, butter, frozen strawberries, yogurt, and whipped cream, and you're set!