This recipe is called 'Minister's Delight' and I swear tasting it feels like divine intervention!.

Oh, friends—have I got a treat for you today that will tickle your taste buds and satisfy that sweet tooth with minimal effort! When life is as bustling as a bee, and your sweet cravings hit like a train, Slow Cooker Minister's Delight is your handy dandy solution. In my quest for recipes that sprinkle joy but don't hog my meager moments, I stumbled upon this gem. Traditionally, Minister's Delight (also cozily known as "dump cake") was a heart-warming offering to visiting clergymen—simple, satisfying, no fuss. Nowadays, it's that perfect dessert calling your name after a long day’s work, needing just a few pantry staples thrown into Mr. Slow Cooker while you relax, unwind, or chase the kiddos. Let's get to it, shall we?

Minister's Delight is itself a potluck star, solo and proud. However, if you want to elevate this comfort on a plate, serve it with a dollop of vanilla ice cream, a swoosh of whipped cream, or, dare I say, a light dusting of powdered sugar? Perfection.

Slow Cooker Minister’s Delight

Servings: 8


1 box of yellow cake mix

1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, sliced into thin pieces


First things first—grab your trusted slow cooker and give it a little spray with non-stick spray. We’re building foundations here—no stickage allowed.

Pour the cherry pie filling into the slow cooker. Spread it out to create a fruity, tempting base.

Now, sprinkle the yellow cake mix evenly on top of the cherry layer. No mixing, you hear? Layers are the name of the game in this delight.

Next, place those thin butter slices on top of the cake mix, covering as much cakey territory as you can. This is where the magic happens—the butter will melt and mingle with the cake mix, creating a golden, crumbly crust. Bliss.

Put the lid on your slow cooker, set it to low, and forget about it for about 3-4 hours. What you're aiming for is a cake that's golden and has edges pulling away slightly from the cooker.

Variations & Tips

Fancy a change-up? Swap cherry for blueberry, apple, or even peach pie filling. The Minister's Delight is not one for monotony!

If you're in the mood for nuts, throw a handful of chopped pecans or walnuts over the cake mix before adding the butter. This'll add a delightful crunch.

Want to go full Midwestern charm? A scoop of cinnamon in the pie filling can add an extra warming touch.

For my fellow ever-busy bees, prep it before your evening hustle and dessert will be ready when dinner's cleared. Talk about perfect timing!

There you have it! A delightful dessert that delivers both in taste and simplicity. So next time you're looking for a fuss-free finale to your day, remember the Minister's Delight, and let your slow cooker work wonders. Keep it sweet, keep it simple, and most importantly, keep it utterly delectable. Enjoy, everyone!

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