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This luscious strawberry cheesecake dump cake is a dreamy dessert that combines strawberry flavors with creamy cheesecake and cake for a fantastic dessert that is sure to impress. Rich and tempting, this easy dessert only needs a handful of simple ingredients and 15 minutes of prep time.
This easy easy strawberry cheesecake dump cake takes all of the best elements of cheesecake and combines them with a classic dump cake. Light and creamy, this yummy dump cake will remind you of strawberries and cream that will be sure to hit the spot.
With a cream cheese and sweet strawberry pie filling plus a moist cake, this dump cake is delicious served warm or cold. This cake is so easy to make, you don’t need a reason to whip it up to make a regular day extra special. Enjoy a serving of this delightful treat with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a little bit of whipped cream on top.
Baked to golden brown and bubbling, this might be the best strawberry dump cake recipe around. A winning combination of sweet strawberry, creamy cheesecake filling, and a moist cake, this strawberry cheesecake dump cake will be the highlight of your dessert menu all year long.
Strawberry Cheesecake Dump Cake Ingredients
- Pie filling - strawberry pie filling
- Cream cheese
- Sour cream
- Sugar - powdered sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Cake mix - white cake mix
- Butter - salted butter
For this easy dump cake recipe, you can substitute the can of pie filling with a homemade strawberry pie filling if you have any on hand. You can also serve this with fresh strawberries over the top. Do not cook the filling mixed with fresh or frozen strawberries added as it will change the consistency of the filling.
When buying the cake mix at the grocery store, it is best to pick one that doesn’t have pudding mix in it, and you’ll want to check the label to make sure. You can use vanilla, white, or yellow cake mix for this strawberry dump cake with cream cheese. You can even use a gluten-free cake mix to make this dish gluten-free.
You’ll want to use a 9×13-inch baking pan for this easy dessert recipe so that the texture and consistency are right. Allowing the dump cake to rest for a bit before serving it will give the strawberry filling time to cool just a bit so that it is not super runny when you scoop into it.
How to Make Strawberry Cheesecake Dump Cake
FIRST STEP: Preheat the oven to 350°F.
SECOND STEP: Spread the strawberry filling into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish.
THIRD STEP: In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer to combine cream cheese, sour cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth and combined.
FOURTH STEP: Drop spoonfuls of the cream cheese mixture over the strawberry filling.
FIFTH STEP: Sprinkle the cake mix evenly over the first two layers.
SIXTH STEP: Slice very thin pats of butter and spread over the entire top of the dry cake mix. Cover as much of the cake mix as possible. Cold butter is much easier to slice and to maintain square pats for covering the top of the dump cake.
SEVENTH STEP: Bake for 40 minutes or until the topping is browned and the strawberry filling is bubbling around the edges.
EIGHTH STEP: Allow dump cake to rest for 15 minutes before serving it.
What is a dump cake?
A dump cake is one of the easiest dessert recipes around in which the ingredients are simply dumped into the pan and baked. Usually, they use a box of cake mix and a handful of additional ingredients.
What if I have dry cake mix spots on top?
The dump cake is made correctly and tastes delicious even with some dry spots on the top. The pats of butter need to be VERY thin to cover the whole top of the cake.
If you prefer, you can add additional pats of butter over the dry area. Check the dump cake after about 30 minutes to determine if the melted butter missed any areas.
Can I switch a yellow cake mix for the white?
You can substitute a box of yellow cake mix for the white in this delicious dessert. Or what about strawberry cake mix for even more strawberry flavor? Also know that different brands of strawberry filling can vary in color. If the cans are older, the fruit may not be as vibrant, but it will still taste amazing.
Can you make strawberry dump cake ahead of time?
This is a great recipe to make ahead. You can make this easy dessert cake up to 2 days ahead of time. Just store it in the fridge until you are ready to serve.
How to Store Strawberry Cheesecake Dump Cake
IN THE FRIDGE: Store leftover strawberry cheesecake dump cake in the refrigerator, covered with plastic wrap or in an airtight container, for 5 to 7 days.
IN THE FREEZER: You can freeze this delicious dump cake for up to 1 month. Thaw in the refrigerator or reheat to serve.
Strawberry Cheesecake Dump Cake
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- 42 ounces strawberry pie filling
- 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
- ¼ cup sour cream
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 15.25 ounces white cake mix
- 1 cup salted butter (cold)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Spread the strawberry filling into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish.
- In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer to combine cream cheese, sour cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth and combined.
- Drop spoonfuls of the cream cheese mixture over the strawberry filling.
- Sprinkle the cake mix evenly over the first two layers.
- Slice very thin pats of butter and spread over the entire top of the dry cake mix. Cover as much of the cake mix as possible. Cold butter is much easier to slice and to maintain square pats for covering the top of the dump cake.
- Bake for 40 minutes or until the topping is browned and the strawberry filling is bubbling around the edges.
- Allow dump cake to rest for 15 minutes before serving it.