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cherry cheesecake dump cake on plate with red checked napkin in background

Cherry Cheesecake Dump Cake (Vegan)

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry cheesecake, vegan dump cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
cooling time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 168kcal
Author: Cindy Rainey
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  • 9x13 pan
  • oven


  • 6 graham crackers (the full rectangle sheet)
  • 3/4 cup vegan butter divided into two steps ¼ cup and ½ cup
  • 2 21 ounce canned cherry pie filling
  • 8 ounces vegan cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 box cake mix (white)
  • 3/4 cup (optional) nuts, chopped I used macademia nuts


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Melt 1/4 cup vegan butter and line the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Tilt to spread evenly.
  • Place 6 full (retangle) graham cracker sheets in the bottom of the pan on top of the melted butter.
  • Add the two cans of cherry pie filling, spreading evenly.
  • Mix the vanilla into the vegan cream cheese and stir well. The vegan cream cheese should be light and fluffy and very spreadable.
  • In small even portions, dollop spoonfuls of the cream cheese mixture on top of the cherry pie filling layer.
  • Sprinkle the cake mix evenly on top.
  • If you are adding the optional nuts to the top, chop if necesssary, and sprinkle evenly.
  • Add the remaining 1/2 cup butter to the top of the cake mix layer. You can either slice and place evenly (if you have stick butter), or melt and drizzle.
  • Bake in a 350° oven for about 35 minutes or until the top is lightly browned.
  • Take out of the oven and allow cooling to room temperature.
  • Store leftover covered in the refrigerator. If the dump cake is quite cold, you'll want to go ahead and dish out and then let sit for a few minutes to come closer to room temperature. This will allow the flavors to come through better and the butter won't be rock solid.


This recipe was written for vegan options if you are not vegan, then you may substitute in the options of your choice.


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 539IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg