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Minister’s Delight

A friend gave me this recipe several years ago. She said a local minister's wife fixed it every Sunday, so she named it accordingly —Mary Ann Potter, Blue Springs, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 2 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry or apple pie filling
  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, optional


  • Place pie filling in a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker. Combine cake mix and butter (mixture will be crumbly); sprinkle over filling. Sprinkle with walnuts if desired. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours. Serve in bowls.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 304 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 357mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Adam
    Oct 10, 2020

    Uninspiring the first day, Elmo glue like consistency thereafter.

  • ReBecca
    May 31, 2020

    No comment left

  • Cris
    May 24, 2020

    Very similar to the old fashion dump cake. Add some pineapple to the bottom layer. Yummy

  • Carol
    May 24, 2020

    For those of you that think it is too sweet, drain a can of fruit and mix it with the pie filling. Then mix the rest as usual. Cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top of some fillings would be good too.

  • lapincomb
    Feb 6, 2020

    I add a teaspoon of almond extract to the cherry pie filling and I cook it in the oven.

  • Mitchel
    Jan 20, 2020

    My Boy Scouts make this a couple of times a year on campouts, using a camp dutch oven. Any canned pie filling will do, and when they say "dump," they take it literally! One young man made a hit on a spring camp. He brought rhubarb and sugar and cake mix. He cut it into pieces and stirred the chunks, coating liberally, in the sugar, then dumped in the mix. The adults were skeptical, but most of learning is correcting the OOps. We (almost) always eat the mistakes anyway, but there was nothing left of this experiment. So whether you use a slow cooker, oven, or charcoal, it's timeless.

  • tjfawson
    Jan 20, 2020

    I always use the oven. Try a combination of cherry pie filling and crushed pineapple mixed together and poured in the bottom of the pan. You WILL think you died and went to heaven. :-)

  • auntcon
    May 28, 2019

    Also known as Dump cake and really faster to bake it in the oven than tie up a slow cooker, unless you want to delay the time when it is done.

  • kimmer815
    May 26, 2019

    As one reviewer stated, this is what has been called Dump Cake for many years. I saw the first recipe for Dump Cake in the '70s. I bake a lot and cut way down on sugar in my recipes. You can google Homemade Cake Mix and then cut down on the sugar according to taste and also make your own Pie Filling by buying just the canned fruit and adjust the sugar on that too.

  • Classicrock
    Dec 17, 2017

    Has been one of our favorites for many years! I use 2 CANS pie filling, we like blueberry or apple. Sprinkle each can layer generously with cinnamon, then top with the cake mix/butter mixture, then with either walnuts or pecans. Cook in 3-1/2 Qt slow cooker for 3 hours on Low. Easy and very tasty! -Lori in WI