Need a quick and delicious dessert? This Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake recipe is the BEST!
First of all, yes it looks delicious, and yes it is delicious. But I have to admit something seriously amazing about this cake – it is probably one of the EASIEST cakes I have ever made. Seriously. To give you a quick sneak peek: it has four yummy ingredients and all you have to do is dump them in a pan (hence “dump cake”).
Believe me, after trying a slice of this, your life will change forever cause who knew baking could be SO easy?! This is my great grandmother’s recipe – a recipe that has become legendary at my house because we cannot get over how fantastic it is. I know I’m giving this cake a lot of hype but it is VERY well deserved 🙂
If you wanna learn more about what you are making as well as additional ingredients that you could use, check out the section below! If not, scroll down to the recipe and ENJOY! :))
What is a Dump Cake?
- We always laugh at the name “dump cake”, I mean- can’t we all agree that there’s got to be a better name? But at this point, people have been using the name for decades for the simple fact that these recipes are just a matter of dumping just a few easy ingredients together to make the most delicious cakes!
- Most of the dump cakes that I have tried involve spreading pie fillings into the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish, followed by a layer of cake mix. Top it all off with sliced butter and into the oven it goes! As it bakes, the juices bubble up and the cake mix transforms into a cobbler-like crust.
- Extra ingredients can be added if you’d like to play around with flavors like chopped nuts, coconut, and more. You can also easily swap in one pie filling for another or change the flavor of cake mix!
How to Make Easy Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake:
Here are the main ingredients–a yellow cake mix, a can of cherry pie filling, a can of crushed pineapple, and butter. Four simple ingredients– you don’t even need to prepare the cake mix according to package instructions! We’re just going to sprinkle it over the fruit later…
First, spread the cherry pie filling into a 9×13 dish.
Follow that with the crushed pineapple…
Top the layers of fruit with the dry yellow cake mix, and top it all off with sliced butter. That’s it! The butter will melt into the other ingredients and magical things will begin to happen once it’s in the oven.
Bake until it turns golden brown and bubbles up.
Allow to cool and enjoy! I love to serve it warm with homemade whipped cream, cool whip, or ice cream!
It is still soft when sliced, much like our Apple Crisp, but it is ohhh SO good! I love the combination of pineapple and cherries. Your friends and family are going to love it.
The layer of cake on top is fairly thin and makes a super easy and flavorful crust for our fruit filling.
- 1 (21 oz) can Cherry Pie Filling
- 1 (20 oz) can Crushed Pineapple, undrained
- 1 box Yellow Cake Mix (I used Duncan Hines Classic Yellow)
- 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, thinly sliced
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Spread the cherry filling into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish
Then, layer on the crushed pineapple.
Sprinkle the yellow cake mix over the pineapple (I like to sift my cake mix first but that is optional)
Layer on the sliced butter and bake until bubbling and light golden- this should take about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Thanks for stopping by! Don’t miss my other favorite easy recipes in my Recipes section! If you give this recipe a try, I’d love to hear what you think!