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.