When it comes to crockpots a lot of people only see them as a way to cook a delicious one-pot meal. That is so true and they always turn out so good, but what about dessert? Did you know that the crockpot can make super tasty desserts? if not, well now you do. This is a delicious strawberry dessert that is a dump-and-go treat.
This recipe is so easy you can switch out the ingredients to make many different flavors, so if you do not like strawberries…. just swap it out. Let me show you.
1 – box of strawberry cake mix (of choice)(see below for swaps)
2 cans – of strawberry pie filling ( see below for swaps)
1 stick of butter (unsalted and melted)
- Spray a slowcooker with oil spray or grease with butter.
- Add the 2 cans of pie filling to the bottom of the slowcooker. Spread out evenly.
- In a bowl combine the cake mix and the melted butter and mix until crumbly. Sprinkle over the top of the pie filling as evenly as you can.
- Cover and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours or on high for 2 to 3 hours.
- Serve warm with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
- You can swap the strawberry cake mix for any other flavor you want. It does not have to be strawberry. Try vanilla, butter recipe, classic yellow, classic white, french vanilla, red velvet, lemon, or chocolate. The sky is the limit. I love switching this recipe out for many many different styles and flavors. It is so easy to create your own based on what and how you are filling on that day.
- Can’t find strawberry pie filling? Switch it up. Try cherry, apple, blueberry, peach, berry medley, raspberry, caramel apple, strawberry rhubarb, blackberry, lemon creme, lemon, pineapple, or even pumpkin. So many options to create your own favorite flavor. You can even mix two different pie fillings to create a whole new flavor profile. I do this all the time. (blackberry lemon, caramel apple peach, cherry raspberry, berry medley lemon creme, raspberry lemon creme, etc…)I place one can down and spread it out and then dollop the other over the top of that. I typically don’t mix the two together. You can if you want to.
- If you find that the top of the cake is too wet looking for your liking, You can sandwich paper towels between the base and the lid to help absorb some of the steam from the slowcooker. This will help the cake part of the dump cake to become more “cake-like” in texture. I do this depending on which cake I am making and how I want the consistency to turn out.
- Mix things up. Here are some ideas. cherry chocolate dump cake, lemon creme lemon dump cake, raspberry and strawberry dump cake, french vanilla lemon creme dump cake, red velvet raspberry dump cake, french vanilla caramel apple dump cake, berry medley butter dump cake, strawberry rhubarb classic white dump cake, vanilla pineapple dump cake, etc… This slowcooker dump cake is so easy to swap and switch up to create brand new flavors that you can your family will enjoy. I do it all the time. This is just a base recipe to make your own. Enjoy!