Total TimePrep: 5 min. Cook: 2 hours
- 1 can (21 ounces) cherry or apple pie filling
- 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, optional
- Place pie filling in a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker. Combine cake mix and butter (mixture will be crumbly); sprinkle over filling. Sprinkle with walnuts if desired. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours. Serve in bowls.
Nutrition Facts1 serving: 304 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 357mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
May 28, 2019
Also known as Dump cake and really faster to bake it in the oven than tie up a slow cooker, unless you want to delay the time when it is done.
May 26, 2019
As one reviewer stated, this is what has been called Dump Cake for many years. I saw the first recipe for Dump Cake in the '70s. I bake a lot and cut way down on sugar in my recipes. You can google Homemade Cake Mix and then cut down on the sugar according to taste and also make your own Pie Filling by buying just the canned fruit and adjust the sugar on that too.
Dec 17, 2017
Has been one of our favorites for many years! I use 2 CANS pie filling, we like blueberry or apple. Sprinkle each can layer generously with cinnamon, then top with the cake mix/butter mixture, then with either walnuts or pecans. Cook in 3-1/2 Qt slow cooker for 3 hours on Low. Easy and very tasty! -Lori in WI
Sep 1, 2013
This was way to sweet (and I like sweet). Next time I will use the unsweetened pie filling and either use 2 cans of filling or reduce cake mix to 1/2. I also think the oven would to a better job than the slow cooker.
Jul 17, 2013
I have varied tastes to provide for, so I used two different kinds of pie filling. I made a "pan divider" out of folded tin foil to split my 9 x 13" pan in half. I poured a can of blueberry on one side, and a can of cherry pie filling on the other. After I added my cake mix crumbs, I removed the divider and baked at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Everyone's happy! It IS sweet, but my husband has a (very) sweet tooth - and he liked it.
Nov 15, 2012
Made the recipe in a 3 quart with 2 cans of filling, cooked almost 3 hours but still looked "raw". Next time I will make it with enough time to use a backup.
Sep 19, 2012
This is a five star recipe for sure....easy to make, easy to take along, taste wonderful to young and old alike. I have enjoyed it for years, and have never been disapointed with the results. We like it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to guild the lilly.
Jun 19, 2011
Also need 3 hours on low, not 2 hours.
Jun 19, 2011
Slow cooker dump cake is a great idea, however the recipe needs revision. Use a 3 quart slow cooker and 2 cans of pie filling for 1 standard cake mix and 1 stick of butter. Cherry pie filling and chocolate fudge cake are our favorite.
May 18, 2011
I made this many times after it was published in 1999. The original recipe did not suggest a 1 1/2 qt slow cooker so I cooked it in a 3 qt. Very good recipe!