Strawberry Cream Cheese Dessert
This is a "dump cake", but it's really more like a pie with 3 layers: Cream cheese, strawberry, and crunchy topping. Serves 9.
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 can (21 oz.) strawberry pie filling
  • 1 white cake mix (or see easy instructions below the recipe)
  • ¾ cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  1. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Prepare a 9-inch pan or casserole dish. (or a 10-inch heart-shaped pan) by greasing and flouring it or using an oil/flour spray like Baker's Joy.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, egg, vanilla, and flour and mix at medium speed until well combined and creamy. Spread into prepared pan.
  4. Spread the strawberry pie filling over the cream cheese mixture. It's easiest if you evenly distribute dollops of pie filling and then spread with a rubber spatula.
  5. Cover the strawberry layer with all of the dry cake mix.
  6. Drizzle melted butter over the cake mix and sprinkle with walnuts.
  7. Bake for approximately 50 minutes. The top should be golden brown. It will continue to darken a little while it is cooling.
  8. Cool on a rack and serve warm with a little vanilla ice cream.
Recipe by The Rowdy Baker at