Easy Gluten Free Dump Cake

Gluten Free Dump Cake in 9x13 pan

From a name like gluten free Dump Cake, you might wonder why anyone would ever want to try this recipe. I agree. In fact, I really wanted to name it something else entirely (who names a recipe Dump Cake, after all!?) but that’s what it’s called and it’s not my fault.

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Readers have asked me many times how to make a Dump Cake with my gfJules Flour, and I’ve never gotten around to trying it until now (maybe because it’s called a “Dump Cake”??!). It’s one of the world’s easiest desserts (a lot like my Easiest Gluten Free Dessert — which has a nice ring to it, actually), but more cake-y instead of more cookie-y.

The premise behind a Dump Cake is that you dump a cake mix on top of pie filling and call it a quick dessert. Since I don’t make a gluten free cake mix anymore, folks understandably were stumped as to how to make a gluten free dump cake from scratch.

gluten free dump cake topping


I tried a couple variations (note: they were all good and all were eaten), and I don’t really think you can get this wrong if you use any of my gluten free cake recipes, treating the dry ingredients like a cake mix in itself.

What I’ve settled on as my favorite though, is the one I’ve shared below. You can double the topping if you like lots of cake, or leave it as is for a more fruit-forward approach.

gluten free dump cake 9x13

It’s pictured in a 9×13 pan and I’ve doubled the cake mix/topping recipe for a higher cake/topping: fruit ratio, but you could easily just follow the recipe as written and use an 8×8 pan instead; move to the 9×13 if you like extra topping and decide to double the cake mix recipe below.

I’ve been excited to see lots of brands are now making pie filling without high fructose corn syrup, some even made with organic fruit! Here’s the one I found at my local grocery store. Of course, feel free to make your own pie filling instead.

Here’s my recipe for homemade cherry pie filling and my recipe for homemade apple pie filling.

gluten free pie filling

However you decide to make it, whatever pie filling flavors you use, this is a recipe you’ll love to return to anytime you are short on time and need sweets for a crowd (summer picnics, BBQs, neighborhood get-togethers … so many great opportunities to show off this easy dessert!).

gluten free dump cake with coffee

And … leftovers make delicious breakfast. But you didn’t hear that from me.

Yield: serves 8-10

Easy Gluten Free Dump Cake

gluten free dump cake gfJules

In only 10 minutes time, you could be sitting patiently by the oven waiting for this yummy gluten free dump cake / cobbler dessert to be bubbling and ready, hot out of the oven. Such an easy dessert with such yummy results!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


Topping for 8x8 Pan

  • 1 ½ cups (202.5 grams) gfJules All Purpose Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 cup minus 1 Tbs. granulated cane sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/3 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla powder or pure vanilla extract


  • 1 can (15 ounce) crushed pineapple, undrained (use 8 ounce can for 8x8 pan)
  • 1 can (21 ounce) pie filling - cherry, blueberry, etc. - (I used Lucky Leaf)
  • 1/2 cup butter or non-dairy alternative (e.g. Earth Balance Buttery Sticks)


Preheat oven to 350 F.

Oil pan or line with parchment paper.

In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients for cake topping.

Empty full can of pineapple by dumping into prepared pan. Dump full can of pie filling on top with vanilla extract. Dump whisked dry ingredients on top.

Melt butter and drizzle on top of cake ingredients. Stir gently with a rubber spatula, if needed, to distribute evenly so the dry powder ingredients on top are mixed in at least slightly.

Bake for 1 hour or until fruit is bubbling and the cake is lightly browned.


The cake/topping recipe is easily doubled for 9x13 pan for a higher topping:fruit ratio.

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