Try as you might, it’s tough to avoid the alluring power of dessert. Coming from someone with a serious sweet tooth, I know the many struggles of constantly craving baked goods. First and foremost, you can’t eat dessert all the time! Annoying, but true. And secondly, how difficult it can be to whip up a dessert when the mood strikes.

If you try to eat decently healthy, it’s likely that you don’t have boxes of cookies or pints of ice cream ready and at your disposal. So when your sweet tooth calls, what do you do?

Well, if you’re like me, you try to make something with what you have in your kitchen.You’ll be pleased to know that there are plenty of desserts that can be made like this!

Whether it’s for your kids’ bake sale or a sweet after-dinner treat, nothing beats an easy, delicious dessert that you can enjoy on the fly. If you couldn’t agree more, you’re going to love this slow cooker dessert that we’re obsessed with.

Let’s be honest – the name “dump cake” doesn’t necessarily sound delicious, right? But you might change your mind fast when you see this incredible cherry dump cake, which is made with only three ingredients and a little time in the Crockpot.

The unsavory name comes from the simplicity of the recipe; literally dumping the three ingredients into your slow cooker and leaving it to cook. And it’s that easy!

Here’s what you need to make this amazing cherry cake:

Cherry Dump Cake

Finished cherry dump cake.GreaterGood


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • 1/2 cup melted butter

Make sure to watch the GreaterGood Rumble video below to get the full instructions on this quick cake.

The one thing that you might be hung up on is the cook time — for a fast dessert, the cook time probably doesn’t strike you as convenient.

Yes, you have to wait two hours for this cake to cook in the Crockpot, but the glory of Crockpots is that you don’t need to monitor what you’re making! Throw in these ingredients (it’ll take, what, five minutes to combine everything?) and let it simmer while you’re making and enjoying dinner. By the time you’re done cleaning the dishes, it’ll be time to enjoy your delicious dessert.

Keep in mind that the structure of this recipe can always be adjusted to your favorite flavors. Chocolate cake mix with cherries would be amazing, or strawberry cake mix with strawberries would be perfect for summer! Let your sweet tooth be as creative as possible.

What do you think of this simple Crockpot dessert? Share your thoughts and your favorite dump cake recipe in the comments section below.