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Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Dump Cake Recipe

Is your sweet tooth calling? Answer it with our easy and irresistible Strawberry Cheesecake Dump Cake, where gooey strawberry pie filling meets a creamy cheesecake layer under a crispy golden topping.

Who says impressive desserts need to be complicated? That’s not the case with this super simple Strawberry Cheesecake Dump Cake. Perfect for potlucks, picnics, or anytime you want something sweet without the hassle, this dessert is your new go-to. With just five simple ingredients—strawberry pie filling, cream cheese, sugar, cake mix, and butter—you can whip up a treat that’ll disappear as soon as you put it out.

top down view of the strawberry cheesecake dump cake on a plate

This dump cake comes together in a snap. Just layer the ingredients, bake, and get ready to serve up a slice of heaven. Whether it’s a special family dinner or a casual backyard get-together, this Strawberry Pie Dump Cake promises to be the highlight of your meal.

Love strawberries? You may also enjoy our baked strawberry oatmeal. But for now, let’s get to this decadent dump cake.

Ingredients for Strawberry Dump Cake

This section is meant to provide an overview of the ingredients required for the recipe. For specific amounts and instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Strawberry Pie Filling — This is the star of the show! Using strawberry pie filling cuts down on the number of ingredients needed and really simplifies the recipe.
  • Cream Cheese — This, combined with the sugar, creates the yummy cheesecake flavor for this dessert.
  • Sugar — You’ll need a few tablespoons of granulated sugar to mix with the cream cheese for the cheesecake layer.
  • Yellow Cake Mix — This is a mild flavor that pairs well with the strawberry filling and still lets the cheesecake flavor shine through. You could also use a white cake mix, if you prefer.
  • Butter — Adds rich, buttery flavor to this yummy strawberry dessert.
ingredients for strawberry cheesecake dump cake

How to Make Strawberry Cheesecake Dump Cake

This section provides a brief overview of the instructions but the steps are not detailed. For exact step-by-step instructions, refer to the recipe card below.

combining cream cheese and sugar

Step 1: Combine the sugar and cream cheese, beating with a hand mixer for about 2 minutes until well combined.

adding strawberry filling and cream cheese mixture

Step 2: Add the strawberry pie filling to the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish. Next, add the combined cream cheese and sugar mixture by spoonfuls all over the strawberry filling.

strawberry cheesecake dump cake0005

Step 3: Sprinkle the dry cake mix over the strawberries and cream cheese, and then drizzle the melted butter all over the top.

Step 4: Bake in a 350F oven for 55-60 minutes until golden brown and bubbly. Remove from the oven, and let the dump cake cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.

baking pan with strawberry dump cake and some scooped out

Storage and Freezing

Refrigerator: Let the cake cool completely after baking. Cover the dish with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, or transfer the cake to an airtight container. Keep refrigerated for up to 5 days.

Leftover strawberry dump cake can be served chilled straight from the fridge or gently warmed in the microwave for a few seconds if you prefer it slightly warm.

Freezer: I don’t personally recommend freezing it, but you can if you want to. Freeze in individual servings for easy thawing in the refrigerator overnight. It’ll keep in the freezer for about 2 months.

a piece of strawberry cheeesecake dump cake on a white plate with the rest in a pan behind

Dump Cake Tips and Tricks

  • When adding the cake mix, be sure to sprinkle it evenly across the cream cheese and strawberry layers to avoid clumping or dry spots.
  • It’s normal for your cake to be a little gooey once the cooking time is done. You won’t get the same fluffy, cake-like mixture with a dump cake as you do a normal cake.
  • Start checking your dump cake around the 50-minute mark. The top should be golden brown and the edges should bubble when it’s done. If the top browns too quickly, you can loosely cover it with aluminum foil to prevent burning while it finishes cooking.

Additions and Variations

Use different filling. Switch things up for some flavor variation by swapping out the strawberry pie filling for blueberry or apple filling instead. There are so many possibilities!

Swap the cake mix. Instead of yellow cake mix, try this with a white cake mix or even chocolate if you like that berry-chocolate flavor combination.

Serve warm with ice cream. Serve this cake slightly warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Add a little lemon flavor. Brighten up the flavor of this dessert by adding some lemon zest with the strawberry pie filling.

decadent strawberry and cheesecake dump cake

Recipe FAQ

Can I make this strawberry dump cake ahead of time?

Yes, this is a great recipe for making ahead. Just bake the cake as directed and let it cool completely. Wrap it in plastic wrap, and store it in the fridge. When you’re ready to serve it, you can serve it chilled or warm it in the microwave.

How can I reduce the sugar?

Although we haven’t personally tried it, you could use a low sugar pie filling and sugar-free cake mix. If you try it, let us know how it turns out!

More Easy Dump Cake Recipes

Do you love easy breezy dump cakes? We do, too! Here are a few more of our favorites.

strawberry cheesecake dump cake on white plate and some in baking dish

Strawberry Cheesecake Dump Cake

Craving something fruity and decadent? Whip up our Strawberry Cheesecake Dump Cake! With just 5 simple ingredients, you can make a scrumptious dessert that'll be a hit with your family.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Cooling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 578 kcal



  • 2 cans strawberry pie filling 21 ounces each can
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 box yellow cake mix 15.25 ounce box
  • 1 stick butter melted


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add the cream cheese and sugar to a medium bowl. Beat with a hand mixer until creamy, about 2 minutes.
  • Dump the strawberry pie filling into the baking dish, and spread into an even layer.
  • Add spoonfuls of the cream cheese mixture all over the strawberry layer.
  • Sprinkle the cake mix over the strawberry and cream cheese layers.
  • Melt the butter in a small bowl, then drizzle over the cake mix layer.
  • Place the pan in the oven, and bake for 55-60 minutes, until golden and bubbly.
  • Remove from the oven, and allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving.


Calories: 578kcalCarbohydrates: 86gProtein: 4gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 659mgPotassium: 41mgFiber: 3gSugar: 54gVitamin A: 734IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 1mg
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  • I'm Donella, the voice, heart, and wit (sometimes) behind this blog. I homeschool my pre-teen son by day and moonlight as a blogger and freelance writer. I'm a Diet Pepsi aficionado with a bookshelf that's always overflowing. My two dogs—a German Shepherd and a Beagle—are my fluffy shadows. I love planning in my bullet journal almost as much as I love hoarding notebooks and pens. I may be an introvert who missed her calling as a desert hermit, but that just gives me more time to write, right?

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