1 large can of cherry pie filling
1 box yellow cake mix
1 stick butter, melted
1. To make the dump cake, simply line the bottom of the slow cooker with a large can of cherry pie filling.
Pro Tip: You can also make your own pie filling using frozen or fresh cherries, which allows you to control the sweetness:
To make your own cherry filling, you’ll need:
4 cups pitted cherries
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Quick directions for cherry filling: Heat the cherries in a saucepan until the juices begin to release. If you are using frozen cherries, simply thawing them will do the trick. Add the sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice and combine well. Stir constantly over low heat until the filling is thickened.
2. Dump a box of yellow cake mix on top.
3. Pour a melted stick of butter over the top.
4. Set on high for 3 hours.
For an extra-delectable treat, you can add some white chocolate morsels (chips) to the mixture.
Now comes the difficult part: waiting! Find something to distract you for a few hours, and try not to let the delicious smell of the slow cooker tempt you into eating the dump cake early.
5. Once it’s ready, it will look golden yellow on the top.
6. Just scoop out and enjoy!
We love this cake served with vanilla ice cream.
Here’s a tip: You can make this recipe with any type of fruit pie filling, so feel free to experiment with whatever you like best.