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Slow Cooker 3-Ingredient Cherry Dessert

Discover some new recipe ideas this holiday season from Family Dollar with Sara Wellensiek from Mom Endeavors!

Slow Cooker 3-Ingredient Cherry Dessert

This post is sponsored by Family Dollar

Cherry desserts are great for the holidays. Not only is the beautiful cherry-red color perfectly festive, but cherry desserts taste great too! This 3-ingredient cherry dump cake dessert is an especially good choice because it is amazingly simple to make and it cooks up right in your slow cooker! Using a slow cooker is perfect to save on time and space in the oven. So, this dish is great to add to your holiday menus.

It's tasty, easy, and only requires three ingredients! To save money on making this easy dessert the holidays, you'll find what you need at Family Dollar. It’s a one stop shop for everything you’ll need to create a fun holiday recipe without breaking the bank. With such a variety of products, you’re likely to discover something new! Not only is the food & beverage section full of items perfect for your holiday recipes, but you can get other things checked off your holiday shopping list as well! We loved the selection of holiday decor and serving dishes to go with your meal, like these:

Super convenient and a great value! So you can grab everything you need for this easy recipe, while getting some other shopping done! Money-Saving Tip: When you're shopping at Family Dollar, make sure you check out the Weekly Deals and then use their Smart Coupons to save even more. Who doesn't like saving money on their holiday meals?!

The beauty of this recipe is you just dump the ingredients into the slow cooker and let it cook! That’s why it’s often called “Dump Cake”. There is SO little work involved, leaving you more time to prepare other food or enjoy a moment with the family! Here's the simple recipe:

Slow Cooker 3-Ingredient Cherry Dessert:


  •   2 cans (21 oz each) cherry pie filling
  •   ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  •   1 box yellow cake mix


  1. Grease slow cooker with butter or cooking spray.
  2. Spread contents of both cans of cherries on bottom of slow cooker.
  3. In a bowl, combine melted butter and cake mix (until a sort of crumb mixture is formed).
  4. Crumble the cake mixture over the layer of cherries.
  5. Cover and cook for 4 hours on low or 2 hours on high.

It is SO tasty and SO easy! One great way to serve it up is in little individual ramekins. 

Or for something a little more festive, you can serve it up in one of the cute Christmas dishes from Family Dollar. This Santa dish is perfect for a more “family-style” presentation, allowing guests to dish up their own portions! Delicious and cute! 

So, be sure to check out Family Dollar’s Weekly Deals, snag your Smart Coupons, and head over to your local Family Dollar to pick up everything you need for your holiday meals. You’re sure to discover something new while you’re there!  You can also discover some new, fun holiday ideas below from my fellow Family Dollar bloggers:

Stay tuned for a fun holiday fashion post from Lexi With The Curls!

Happy Holidays!

By Sara Wellensiek

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