Yes, this is a dump cake but this really should be called the “$5 Dollar Dump Cake”. Let me explain.
I would like to call this cake “The $5 Dump Cake” because you really can make this cake for less than $5. Let’s me a do a cost breakdown for you. The prices of the ingredients are according to Kroger.
- Cream Cheese- $1
- Lemon Cake Mix- $1
- 2 Cans Cherry Filling- $2
this is assuming you have vanilla extract and a stick of butter at home.
I remember taking that first bite and I made the kind of face where I was confused, but I wasn’t sure if I liked the cake, but I knew I liked the cake, and I was falling in love at the same time. Try to imagine such a face. Yea it looked sort of like that… a hot mess. But it was amazing! The best part of the cake was the crunchy topping. I tried to make it myself but it never turned outright. The topping kind of melted like cake batter. It was never crunchy and crisp like my friend’s. So I gave up on Dump Cakes for a while.
Lemon and Cherry Dump Cake
- Total Time: 35 mins
- Yield: 12 1x
Looking to make a quick and easy dessert? Try this Lemon and Cherry Dump Cake with sweet and tart cherries and a crunchy cake topping that is to die for!
- 1 box Lemon Cake Mix
- 3 oz. Cream Cheese
- 1 stick butter, softened
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 lb. Cherry Pie Filling
- Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. Spray a 9X13 casserole dish with non stick spray
- In a large bowl, add the dry cake mix and add the cream cheese, vanilla extract, and butter. Use a pastry cutter or fork to work with cream cheese and butter into the dry cake mix. Continue to work into the cake mix until the mix forms into large crumbs and the mixture is no longer dry.
- Pour the filling into the casserole dish and sprinkle the cake mix evenly on top. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cake mix is golden. Allow to cool and serve.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Category: Dessert
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