Need to bake a delicious cake and don’t want to dirty every bowl and pan in your kitchen? Dump cake is your answer! Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake is decadent and deceptively simple to pull together.
When you hear the words "dump cake," it doesn't sound so pleasant. BUT I can assure you that dump cakes are indeed delicious. They’re great for the beginning baker or even the smallest of bakers because they take 5 minutes to pull together. Then you simply pop them into the oven and wait.
When it comes to defining a dump cake, there are many, many versions. Some will say that what constitutes a dump cake is no mixing. Others think only one mixing bowl should be used. Then there is the camp that believes dump cakes are so named because they are inverted after baking (a la pineapple upside-down cake).
I’ve tried all of those versions and am happy to report they’re all delicious in their own way. Personally, I prefer the smallest amount of mixing because I love a decadent and moist cake. If you do not mix, it’s more of crumble-type dessert.
You can get as creative as you like with these simple yet scrumptious cakes. Substitute fresh fruit or even pie filling. The flavor combinations are limitless.