Four-Ingredient Cherry Dump Cake For Lazy Baking Days


I don’t know about you guys, but I like easy recipes. Specifically, the kind where I can pronounce the words and the items are things I can find in the store without having to circle the whole place twice. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes I like a challenge in the kitchen. Whether it’s baking with some trendy food item I saw on my Facebook feed or simply attempting to cook something that may be above my skill level, at least I’m learning something either way. If you caught yourself saying, “Yes, that’s me!” to any of those statements, then you NEED to try this Cherry Dump Cake that only requires FOUR INGREDIENTS! Yes, four ingredients. Can I get a high five?

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With only two pounds of fresh Stemilt dark-sweet cherries required, a splash of orange juice, one box of yellow cake mix, and some butter, you got yourself a pretty easy recipe that results in a piece of heaven on a spoon.

Honestly, the hardest part about this recipe is probably opening the box of yellow cake mix (and maybe pitting the cherries – but if you do it with this cherry pitter, it goes twice as fast). Once the cake has baked and is warm, add a scoop of ice cream or a nice plop of whipped cream for a delicious and easy dessert.

Do you have any tips or tricks to make this Cherry Dump Cake even easier? Let us know in your comments below!


  • 2 lbs fresh Stemilt cherries, pitted
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 box yellow cake mix, dry
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter

You NEED to try this Cherry Dump Cake that only requires FOUR INGREDIENTS! Yes, four ingredients.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Add the cherries and orange juice. Top with dry cake mix then drizzle the melted butter on top. No need to mix or stir!
  3. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until the top is golden and the filling is bubbly.
  4. Remove and cool on a wire rack for at least 15 minutes.
  5. Serve warm or at room temperature with a dollop of whipped cream.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

  • Calories: 232
  • Fat Content: 6g
  • Protein Content: 2g
  • Carbohydrate Content: 43g
  • Sugar Content: 27g
  • Sodium Content: 328g