Strawberry Dump Cake

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Filled with a rich cheesecake and strawberry filling, this Strawberry Dump Cake recipe is one you won’t want to skip. It’s quick, easy, and perfect for any occasion.

plate with serving of strawberry dump cake

Strawberry Cheesecake Dump Cake

Dump cakes are some of my favorite simple desserts. You can make them with pretty much any flavor that you like. I love strawberries but it is hard to find juicy fresh berries when they aren’t in season. That’s where this recipe comes in! It used canned strawberry pie filling and trust me, it’s so good in this dessert.

I find that this recipe works wonderfully for potlucks. It is so easy to make large batches and it’s always a hit. Plus, kids love it too. The cream cheese filling mixed with the strawberry is reminiscent of decadent cheesecake but without any effort!

fork with strawberry dump cake

Why You’ll Love This Strawberry Dump Cake

  • Perfect to make ahead. Planning a party? This dump cake is great to make in advance and bake when you’re ready.
  • Tasty leftovers. The leftovers of this strawberry dump cake reheat well. It can also be enjoyed cold!
  • Versatile. You can easily make variations of this recipe with any kind of fruit pie filling, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries and cake mix flavors, white cake mix, strawberry cake mix or chocolate cake mix . Change it up and make it your own. I like to call this a no-fuss dessert.
ingredients needed to make strawberry dump cake

Recipe Ingredients

Easy and budget-friendly ingredients are used in this strawberry cheesecake dump cake dessert. You will find the exact measurements on the recipe card!

  • Strawberry pie filling: Any brand of strawberry filling will work great. Be sure it’s a 42 oz can or cans of strawberry pie filling that add up to about the same amount.
  • Cream cheese: Softened cream cheese mixes better and isn’t lumpy and difficult to work with. Leave it at room temperature for 30-45 minutes before making this recipe.
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla: I try to use pure vanilla extract whenever I can because the flavor is amazing. Imitation can be used as an inexpensive option.
  • Sour cream: This helps balance the sweetness of the other ingredients. I use full fat but low-fat works as well.
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Vanilla Cake Mix: Any brand of yellow cake mix is great. Don’t prepare using the package directions. It is going to be added to the strawberry dump cake as is.
  • Butter: Be sure the butter is chilled. It is going to go on top of the cake mix and all of the other ingredients. If it is too warm, the recipe will not bake properly.

How to Make Strawberry Dump Cake

These instructions are so incredibly easy! For more info, see the recipe card below.

  • Preheat the oven. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease the pan. Spray a 9×13 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Make cream cheese mixture. Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and sour cream in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Start layering. Spoon the strawberry pie filling into the bottom of the pan. Add dollops of the cream cheese mixture on top and swirl if you wish.
  • Add chocolate chips. Sprinkle white chocolate chips on top of the strawberry cheesecake layer.
  • Finish with cake mix and butter. Evenly pour dry cake mix on top and grate cold butter over it.
  • Bake. Place in the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.
  • Cool. Allow the dump cake to cool for 10-15 minutes. 
  • Serve. Enjoy with ice cream or your favorite topping!
strawberry dump cake baked in dish

What to Serve with Strawberry Dump Cake

  • Strawberry slices. Top with fresh strawberries to really drive the strawberry flavor home!
  • Ice cream. You can’t go wrong with ice cream! Keep it simple with a scoop of Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream or take it over the top with Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream.
  • Whipped cream. A dollop of homemade whipping cream tastes amazing on this easy strawberry dessert.
  • Chocolate. Strawberries and chocolate are a great combination. Drizzle your portion of Strawberry Dump Cake with rich Chocolate Syrup.
serving of strawberry dump cake on plate

Proper Storage

Leftovers can be placed in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Reheating is recommended but not necessary. It only takes about 1 minute in the microwave. I do not recommend freezing this strawberry dump cake as it will become mushy and watery as it defrosts.

strawberry dump cake with fork

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Strawberry Dump Cake

Filled with a rich cream cheese and strawberry filling, this Strawberry Dump Cake recipe is one you won’t want to skip. It’s quick, easy, and perfect for any occasion.
Servings: 12
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
1 hour
Total: 2 hours



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a 9” x 13” pan with cooking spray and set it aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl, place the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla and sour cream and beat until smooth and creamy.
  • Spoon the strawberry filling into the bottom of the baking dish. Drop large spoonfuls of the cream cheese mixture on top of the strawberry filling. (You can lightly swirl them together if you wish).
  • Sprinkle the white chocolate chips on top in an even layer, then sprinkle the cake mix on top.
  • Using a box grater, grate the butter over the top of the entire pan. If you don’t want to grate the butter, slice into thin slices to cover the entire top.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes until golden brown on top.
  • Let sit for about 10-15 minutes before serving.
  • Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 490mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 759IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 1mg


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