If you’re like me, then you LOVE simple recipes that deliver delicious results with minimal dirty dishes. Summertime is my favorite time of year to make berry anything, and this 5 ingredient Very Berry Cheesecake Dump-Cake will be a crowd pleaser in your home for sure!
- One bag (16 oz) frozen blackberries, thawed and drained
- One box yellow cake mix
- One can strawberry pie filling (21 oz)
- 6 ounces of cream cheese, cut into small pieces
- 2 sticks GOOD quality butter, cut into thin slices
As you can tell, I’m not always big on brand name groceries…most of the store brand are just as good if not better than the brand name counterparts. Butter, however, is one area where I NEVER skimp or try to save money. If you want any recipe that calls for butter to come out good, then you need to use a really good quality butter, no margarine! I prefer Challenge butter, but any real butter will work.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and begin assembling your Very Berry Cheesecake Dump-Cake.
This recipe doesn’t require any dishes other than the one it bakes in which is why it’s one of my favorites (besides the out of this world amazing taste). Spread your strawberry pie filling in the bottom of a 13×9 or 15×11 pan. (I have a 15×11 pan that I absolutely love for baking, and that’s the pan I chose for this recipe.) Top the strawberry pie filling with the thawed and drained blackberries, then add the small pieces of cream cheese. I like to cut my cream cheese into small pieces, so I put it in the freezer for about a half hour before I cut it to help it get firmer, and easier to cut.
Sprinkle the yellow cake mix on top of the strawberries/blackberries/cream cheese, and top with thinly sliced butter as evenly as possible. That’s it! Bake it for 45 minutes at 350 degrees and cool slightly before serving.
Top this delicious dessert with a little dollop of whipped cream and you’ve got a simple dessert that just can’t get any better. Mix up the pie filling and berry combination for a cake that’s all your own or try it just as is. Let your freak flag fly and have fun!
If you try this recipe out, make sure you comment below and let me know what you think!