Dump cakes are the easiest and possibly the best of all cake recipes to make at home. This Cherry Dump Cake is a truly effortless dessert – you just take a few ingredients (one of which is canned or homemade cherry pie filling), dump them into a pan, and bake in the oven. You have a tasty cake with almost no effort at all.
Last week I made this cake using baking soda and I mixed all ingredients together. The final result was good to eat, but it didn’t look nice – it had some unappealing greenish/purple color. This time I dumped cherry filling in the bottom of the pan and covered it with cake mixture, using baking powder instead of soda. This was much better! And I’ve noticed one more thing: if I use just 1 teaspoon of baking powder, the cake is more cobbler-like. If I increase the amount of baking powder to 2 1/2 teaspoons, it turns into a true cake.
Serve this quick and easy Cherry Dump Cake with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for an extra special treat.
- 1 ounce can cherry pie filling 21 ; 1 1/2 cup
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 - 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder*
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup butter softened, 1 stick + 2 tsp; 125 g
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dump cherry pie filling into greased and floured 9×13 inch baking pan.
Put the flour, baking powder, sugar, eggs, butter, salt, lemon zest and vanilla into a bowl of food processor and mix until combined. Dump the mixture iinto the pan over cherry filling.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 1 hour.
*less baking powder will create cobbler-like cake
I have a question regarding the Cherry Dump Cake. What do you mean by cobbler like cake? I look forward to your response.
I apologize if that was a wrong way to say. English is not my native language so I have trouble expressing what I mean.
I meant that with less baking powder the dough is thicker, similar to cobbler or a pie dough. With more baking powder it is softer, similar to sponge cake.
Two cups of sugar in the dough ?? This would stop me right there. Same amount as flour ? Can this be a typo?
Yes, it was a typo, sorry! It should have been 1 1/4 cup sugar.