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Cherry Cream Cheese Dump Cake

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Dessert done right is the name of the game for this Cherry Cream Cheese Dump Cake, a simple dump and bake cake that can be eaten as is or compliments bowl of ice cream beautifully.

Scores of sugary sweet cherries from canned pie filling, a cookie layered crust, and a topping of cake mix takes a traditional dump cake and dials it up to amazing.

scoop of Dump cake with cherry pie filling, whipped cream cheese, and vanilla cake - popular viral recipe for dump cake

 

 

Cherry & Cream Cheese Dump Cake 

Cherry pie filling and whipped cream cheese make a creamy, decadent and EASY dessert dump cake that substitute as a cherry cheesecake and goes great over ice cream.

There is nothing better than warm cherries out of the oven and the yellow cake mix and cookie crust with folded cherries is just so divine. This cherry cheese dump cake recipe is perfectly perfect for holidays and serving a crowd- easily serves 12 or more (depending on how much) and warms up great as left overs the next day. 

  • 2 Cans Cherry Pie Mix
  • Bag of Chessman Cookies – approximately 24 cookies
  • Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 1 1/2 Stick Butter
  • 8 oz. can of Whipped Cream Cheese

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Oven Baked Cherry Dump Cake

To get started, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

In a row, layer Chessman Cookies from one end of the baking dish to the other. 

Open and dump 2 cans of cherry pie filling over top of cookies, using a spatula to spread out evenly over the cookies. 

dump gorgeous cherries over cookies in a casserole dish, the first two steps of a dump cake

Dollop on whipped cream cheese all over pan.

Carefully use a spatula or spoon to integrate cream cheese into cherry pie filling. 

mix cream cheese into cherry pie filling

Sprinkle on Vanilla or Yellow Cake mix (dry) over top of cherry filling, edge to edge. 

Slice up 1 and a half sticks of butter thinly and layer evenly over the cake mix.

The butter needs to be able to melt into entire cake mix, so if you splice your butter too thick you may need some more to complete around the edges, this is fine. 

pats of butter over the top of a cake mix for a dump cake

Bake on 35o for 45-55 minutes or until set. 

soft creamy cherry pie filling dump cake

Consistency of Dump Cakes

Dump cakes are not quite like regular cakes. They (to me) always have an air of a softer cake and can be cooked longer if you want more of a cakey- cake.

This cake is set in our gas oven at around 55 minutes but add another 15 (and always check!) if you want a lighter cake over a dense one. 

As always when cooking, each recipe is based off of our experience, and baking leaves little room for error, so start checking on your oven baked goods 10 minutes before expected times to really gauge the doneness. 

Alternative Bottom Crust Layer

If you want to skip the Chessman cookies, try layering the bottom of the cherry dump cake with one of the following.

  • Graham crackers
  • Chocolate graham crackers 
  • Shortbread cookies
  • Oreo‘s of any flavor
  • Graham Cracker Crumbs

Chessman cookies lined into a casserole dish as a crust

 

More Cherry Filled Desserts

Slutty Cheesecake BarsSlutty Cheesecake bars with cream cheese, cherry filling, and a cookie crumble square really get around. You won’t need to apologize when you ask for seconds (and the recipe) of this perfect cheesecake bar dessert.

Ambrosia SaladAmbrosia salad recipe with with cool whip, fruit and marshmallows is the perfect for your upcoming picnic. Kid friendly with just the right amount of sweet, this is a classic recipe that will remind you of what grandma used to make! 

Easy Cherry Cobbler – The homemade cake that combines with the cherries provide a dense, rich flavor that is delicious warm out of the oven or left to cool and put right on ice cream. 

Cherry Cream Cheese Dump cake with chessman cookies being scooped out of casserole dish and ready to serve

4.76 from 57 votes

Cherry Cream Cheese Dump Cake


Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cherry Cream Cheese dump cake, made with cherry pie filling and cream cheese is the question "cherry cheesecake" you will ever eat! Dump, bake and eat is you need. Simply layer and set, SO good, SO fun - a perfect holiday recipe without the fuss and all the flavor. This simple to prepare dump cake will make it easy to indulge on the sweet side. Dump cakes are fantastic for serving at potlucks and picnics. The Chessman cookie crust layer, cake mix and cherry pie filling can be served over vanilla ice cream for an even tastier treat. Do not discount cherry dump cakes for parties as well! And while the term "dump" doesn't always sound great in a delicious dessert recipe, its there to showcase how EASY a dessert baked casserole is with simple DUMPING ingredients together and perfection being delivered. 

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cans Cherry Pie Mix
  • 1 bag Bag of Chessman Cookies - approximately 24 cookies
  • Vanilla or Yellow box of Cake Mix
  • 1 1/2 Sticks Butter
  • 8 oz. Whipped Cream Cheese can

Instructions

  • To get started, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  • In a row, layer Chessman Cookies from one end of a 9 x13 baking dish to the other. 
  • Open and dump 2 cans of cherry pie filling over top of cookies, using a spatula to spread out evenly over the cookies. 
  • Dollop on whipped cream cheese all over pan.
  • Carefully use a spatula or spoon to integrate cream cheese into cherry pie filling. 
  • Sprinkle on Vanilla or Yellow Cake mix (dry) over top of cherry filling, edge to edge. 
  • Slice up 1 and a half sticks of butter thinly and layer evenly over the cake mix.
  • The butter needs to be able to melt into entire cake mix, so if you splice your butter too thick you may need some more to complete around the edges, this is fine. 
  • Bake on 350 for 45-55 minutes or until set. 

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg

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4 Comments

  1. Do you need to refrigerate this?

    1. Yes, anything with cream cheese should be refrigerated if there is anything left over.

  2. They don’t sell Chessman cookies where I live. Are they like a shortbread type of cookie?

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      Yes they are. Walkers has a very common shortbread cookie out you probably can find.

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