You know what sucks? When you really want dessert, but there's nothing sweet in the house and you really don't feel like making anything. That's why dump desserts are so fabulous – they're so fast and easy, even lazy girls won't mind making them! You literally just have to dump in the ingredients, then stick the cake pan in the oven. I didn't know dump desserts were even a thing! Now that I'm in-the-know, though, I make them all the time! These are some of my favorites, as well as some of the ones I'm dying to try.
1. Dump Peach Cobbler
Next time you're at the store or the farmers' market, grab some fresh, sweet peaches. They're delicious snacks, but they also make amazing cobbler! A dump peach cobbler is also an excellent way to use up your peaches before they get too ripe. Of course, you can sub in whatever fruit you like – or a mix of different fruits!
2. Cherry Dump Cake
Oh, this puts Cherry Chip cake to shame! This looks so good! The Beekman Boys have the BEST cherry filling ever – check your local Target! However, you can use the canned variety, fresh cherries, or a combination!
3. Cream Cheese Dump Cake
I bet this has a cheesecake vibe! You know what would be really excellent? Adding in some of your favorite fruits. So many of them taste delicious with cream cheese – cherries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, or lemon.
4. Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake
So, okay, I guess you could say I have a thing for cherries. This one is so decadent, it's absolutely amazing. I want to make it for my mom the next time she visits – she's a Cherry Chip fanatic, I think she'd like this and #2 so much better!
5. Pumpkin Dump Cake
I'm a huge fan of pumpkin, too, and I think this would make an absolutely amazing dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Actually, forget that, it's the perfect fall dessert, period. Not that you have to wait, of course – if you're a pumpkin lover, too, make it today!
6. Lemon Blueberry Dump Cake
Lemon cake is one of my very, very favorites, and I love lemon-blueberry, too – it's the perfect flavor combination, the berries sweeten the tart citrus perfectly! The flavors in this cake keep it light, so it's an ideal dump dessert for summer. Why not make it for your first backyard BBQ of the season?
7. Very Berry
The really great thing about dump desserts is that not only are they easy and convenient, but they're so adaptable! You can use practically any ingredients and cake flavors you want. This cake is definitely Very Berry, but you can go even crazier, especially when your favorite berries are in season. And when they're not? Well, frozen and canned fruits work just fine for dump desserts – and the results will taste just as delicious!
You have to love a dessert you can make using just one dish – no fuss, no muss, just a little mix, and into the oven it goes! I love cobblers and I didn't realize they were this easy. Anybody else have any recipes for dump desserts? Give 'em up in the comments!