When you combine fresh, juicy strawberries with a crisp crumble topping, you have a wonderful strawberry crumble dessert that’s quick and easy to make. With the help of strawberry cake mix, you won’t believe how simple this strawberry dump cake recipe is to prepare.
Strawberry dump cake
Finding delicious new ways to use up fresh strawberries is a great way to enjoy the summer months. Thanks to the use of cake mix, this quick and easy strawberry dump cake is a breeze to put together. That makes it perfect for a last-minute party recipe or for a quick sweet treat to enjoy after dinner.
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How to Dice Strawberries
Preparing your fresh strawberries for this crumble recipe is the hardest part. Follow these tips and tricks for quickly and easily slicing the strawberries for your filling:
- Remove the stems and leaves. Before you can start slicing, you’ll need to hull your strawberries. You can use a sharp knife to cut the tops of each berry. But if you want to make the most out of each berry, you can also pop the top off the berry without wasting any of the fruit. Slide a straw from the bottom point of the strawberry up through the top to easy pop the leaves off the top.
- Halve the strawberries. To dice your strawberries, start by creating a flat surface on the berry to make it easier to cut. Cut the strawberry in half lengthwise, then place the flat side of the strawberry on the cutting board.
- Dice the berries. First, cut each strawberry half in half again lengthwise through the center. Then, slice the strawberry widthwise, starting at the small end and working your way up. Continue this process with each strawberry half until all the strawberries are chopped.
strawberry cream cheese dump cake Ideas
Since this quick recipe is so simple to prepare, you can easily adjust it to suit your family’s preferences. Try these recipe ideas while you’re making your own strawberry and cream crumble:
- Use fresh or frozen strawberries. Fresh strawberries are perfect for this simple dessert, but frozen strawberries are another option. Purchase sliced frozen strawberries for quick prep work. Or allow your whole frozen strawberries to thaw before slicing them.
- Try baking with larger strawberry pieces. Finely dicing the strawberries is the best way to ensure your berries cook into a smooth consistency. But if you prefer chunkier fruit in your crumble, you can slice or quarter your strawberries instead of dicing them.
- Substitute a different cake mix flavor. Any flavor of cake mix can be used in this easy recipe. Instead of adding strawberry cake mix to your crumble, try making the topping with white, yellow, or chocolate cake mix for a unique flavor.
- Add some toppings. When your strawberry crumble is finished baking, it can be served warm. You can easily dress up your dessert with the help of toppings. Try adding a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream to add to the flavor of your strawberry dessert.
- Mix in some lemon juice. To enhance the flavor of your fresh strawberries, try mixing in a tablespoon or two of fresh lemon juice with the sugar and flour. The lemon will balance the sweetness of the sugar and berries as the filling bakes.
- Try other berries. Strawberries are a delicious addition to this simple dessert, but they’re not the only berry you can use in this recipe. Blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries are all delicious additions to this crumble recipe. You can substitute the strawberries for any other berry or mix a variety of berries together to create a mixed berry crumble.
How to Store Strawberry dump cake
This strawberry cobbler with cake mix is so delicious, I’d be surprised if you have any leftovers! But if you do have some crumble left in the pan, you can store the leftovers in the refrigerator for up to one week. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and place it directly in the fridge. Or transfer the leftover slices to an airtight container before refrigerating.
The leftover strawberry crumble can be eaten cold or reheated in the microwave in 30 second intervals until heated through.
Strawberry crumble recipe
Ingredients for Strawberry cake Crumble
The best part about this simple dessert is that you only need a few ingredients to prepare it. To make your own strawberry crumble at home, you’ll need:
- Strawberry cake mix
- Cream cheese
- Salted butter
How to Make Strawberry Cake Mix Crumble
While most crumble recipes feature a made-from-scratch crust, this easy recipe speeds up the preparation process with the help of cake mix. That means you only need to follow a couple of simple steps to prepare this quick dessert.
- Prep the strawberries. Getting your strawberries ready for baking is the most time-consuming process of this simple recipe. Start by removing all the stems from the berries, then dice the strawberries. Combine the diced berries with sugar and flour and stir until they’re evenly coated.
- Top the berries. After spreading the strawberries in a pan, top the berries with cream cheese, strawberry cake mix, and melted butter.
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Strawberry dump cake
- 2 lbs strawberries approximately 4 ½ cups, stems removed and diced
- ⅛ + 1/4 cup granulated sugar divided
- 2 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1 box strawberry cake mix
- 1 block cream cheese softened
- 12 tbsp salted butter melted
- Olive oil or cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 350℉. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with olive oil, or cooking spray. Set aside. Remove stems and dice the strawberries. Pour the strawberries into the baking dish.
- Sprinkle the ⅛ c sugar and flour over the strawberries, and stir lightly to even coat the strawberries with the mixture.
- In a medium sized bowl, mix the softened cream cheese with the remaining ¼ c sugar on medium speed until smooth and well mixed. Add cream cheese mixture by the spoonfuls on top of the strawberries. Do not spread, just leave in spoonfuls.
- Sprinkle the bag of strawberry cake mix evenly over the strawberries and cream cheese. If there are any large clumps, lightly separate with a spoon or your fingers, and pat down to smooth.
- Lastly, pour the melted butter over the cake mix as evenly as possible.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the top starts to brown, and the cake is cooked through. Let cool for about 10 minutes in the baking dish before serving. I love to serve it warm with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.