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The Easiest Patriotic Dump Cake Recipe

Sometimes you just don't want to put the time and energy into making Homemade Peach Cobbler or a Gluten Free Apple Crisp. This dump cake recipe gives you all the fruit and crumbly topping, but with only 5 ingredients.

Easy Patriotic Dump Cake recipe made with pie filling and cake mix

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With so many get-togethers and holidays to celebrate during the summer months, it’s a good idea to have a few simple desserts in your back pocket. If you’re looking for an easy summer dessert to make for your next party, there’s no better option than a dump cake.

And when you use red, white, and blue ingredients, you can easily turn a simple dump cake into a beautiful patriotic dessert. That means this strawberry blueberry coconut dump cake will be perfect for any summer occasion.

Serving of strawberry blueberry coconut dump cake with whipped cream on top

What is Dump Cake?

If you have never heard of dump cake before, you may be a bit turned off by the name. While the name of this dessert is a bit off-putting, I promise the end result will make you happy you gave it a try.

Dump cake gets its name because all you have to do to make it is “dump” the ingredients into a pan. That means this dessert is not only extremely easy, it also uses just a few simple ingredients.

Dump Cake Ingredients

Most dump cakes are made up of canned fruit or pie filling, cake mix, and butter. Sometimes, like this strawberry blueberry dump cake, you’ll also need to add an extra topping on the cake.

That means you can make this simple dessert using just five ingredients! To make this red, white, and blue dump cake, you’ll need:

That’s it! With these simple ingredients, you’ll have a delicious dessert in under an hour – and with just five minutes of prep work.

Plate of Strawberry Blueberry Coconut Dump Cake

How to Make this Dump Cake Recipe

Like I mentioned earlier, making dump cake can be as simple as dumping the ingredients into the pan.

But before you start pouring everything into your baking dish, take a minute to read through these simple steps. While you are able to “dump” the ingredients into the pan, you’ll need to add them in a certain order.

Start by pouring the pie filling into a prepared 9×13 baking pan. While you could simply pour both cans of pie filling into the pan and mix them together, I wanted to add a little patriotic flair to this dump cake.

Rows of strawberry and blueberry pie filling in a baking pan

I spooned the pie filling into the pan to create red and blue stripes at the bottom of the cake. Then, pour the dry cake mix over the top of the fruit.

Make sure to create an even layer of cake mix covering all the pie filling. Next, spoon the melted butter over the cake mix. Do your best to coat the dry cake with the melted butter, but don’t worry if all the mix isn’t completely covered.

Butter and cake mix on top of berry pie filling in baking pan

Whatever you do, don’t mix the ingredients together! They need to be baked in this order for the cake to come out with the right consistency.

Finish putting your dump cake together by topping it with the coconut flakes. Place the cake in the oven to bake for around 50 minutes. You’ll know your dump cake is done with the top is golden brown and the pie filling is bubbling.

Coconut sprinkled on top of dump cake

You can serve your dump cake warm, straight out of the oven, or allow it to cool to room temperature before serving. And of course–it's extra delicious when it's topped with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream!

Strawberry Blueberry Coconut Dump Cake recipe baked in a pan

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Yield: 8 servings

Patriotic Dump Cake

Easy Dump Cake Recipe

This indulgent dessert is so easy with 5 ingredients! Serve at a BBQ, party or potluck.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 21-oz can strawberry pie filling
  • 1 21-oz can blueberry pie filling
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • ¾ cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup sweetened coconut flakes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Spoon the strawberry and blueberry pie filling into the cake pan, creating stripes with the filling.
  3. Top the pie filling with yellow cake mix, spreading the cake mix in an even layer.
  4. Spoon the melted butter evenly over the cake mix. Do not mix in.
  5. Sprinkle the coconut flakes over the top of the cake.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes, until the top of the cake is golden brown.
  7. Serve warm or allow to cool completely before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 718Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 833mgCarbohydrates: 98gFiber: 2gSugar: 41gProtein: 6g
Strawberry Blueberry Coconut Dump Cake on a plate with whipped cream

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