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Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake Easy Recipe

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If you are looking for the fastest cherry pineapple dump cake recipe, this is it.  You dump all the ingredients in the baking pan and bake. Hence the name dump cake. 

Pineapple cherry dump cake
Pineapple cherry dump cake

This amazing sweet treat is buttery and crunchy on top and ooey-gooey fruity in the center. How could anyone resist?

  Making a dump cake only takes a few minutes; therefore, it’s in the oven baking, bubbling with a buttery aroma filling the kitchen in a few minutes.

Delicious fruity Dump Cake
Delicious fruity Dump Cake

Dump Cake Recipe

To make an easy dump cake, gather your ingredients and tools. Nothing complicated about this recipe so you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry.

Dump Cake Ingredients
Cake Ingredients

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  • One can 15 oz crushed pineapple
  • A can 28 oz Cherry Pie Filling
  • One yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (or omit)
  • One stick of butter sliced


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Grease your baking dish with cooking spray (which I used) to ensure the cake does not stick.

Tip: You can bake this cake in a pretty seasonal casserole. 

Add the canned pineapple to pan
Add the canned pineapple to the pan
Using a spatula to evenly spread the crushed pineapple
Using a spatula to spread the crushed pineapple evenly
Dump cherries on top of the pineapple
Dump cherries on top of the pineapple
Spread cherries evenly over pineapple
Spread cherries evenly over y
cherry pie filling and crushed pineapple
Dump the cake mix and chopped nuts in a bowl
Dump the dry cake mix and chopped nuts in a bowl
Sprinkle the cake mix mixture over fruit
Sprinkle the cake mix mixture over fruit

Add pats of butter to top
Add pats of butter to the top
Cover the top of cake mix with pats of butter
Cover the top of the cake mix with pats of butter
Golden brown cake
Golden brown cake
Crunchy buttery topping with fruity ooey-gooey center

Cherry Dump Cake

This delicious ooey-gooey fruity butter cake is perfect for a sweet treat or when you are in a hurry. Only five simple ingredients are needed to make this easy dessert.
4.88 from 8 votes
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Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Southern
Keyword: Dump Cake, Dump Cake Recipe, Easy Dump Cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 347kcal
Cost: $6


  • 1 16 oz Can of crushed pineapple
  • I 28 oz Can Cherry Pie filling
  • 1 18 oz Yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup Chopped pecans
  • 1 stick butter


  • Preheat oven to 350 (f) degrees.
  • Grease 9" by 11" pan
  • Add crushed pineapple (do not drain) to the pan and spread it out evenly
  • Add the cherry pie filling on top of crushed pineapple and spread it out evenly
  • Mix the chopped nuts into the cake mix and sprinkle over fruit
  • Slice one stick of butter into pats of butter and dot the top of the cake mix
  • Place pan in a preheated 350-degree oven for 45 to 55 minutes


Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 457mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 288IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 1mg
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The cake is ready when the cherry filling is bubbly and golden brown
The cake is ready when the cherry filling is bubbly and golden brown

How Long do You Cook a Dump Cake

The cook time could vary depending on the size of your pan. Usually, a 9″ by 11″ casserole dish bakes 45 minutes (up to 55 minutes).

However, when cooking this recipe in a dutch oven, the cooking time varies over a campfire. Make sure you use the lid and add coals to the top of the cover. Check for doneness at 20 minutes.

More Cake Options

You can alter the basic dump cake recipe by substituting a white or chocolate cake mix.

You can choose different fruits and pie fillings such as apple pie filling, peach, or blueberry pie filling.
Also, you can omit the nuts or add any type you like; besides, you can add shredded coconut.

If you prefer more butter, add a half stick of butter, and you can also melt the butter and drizzle it on the top before baking.

Serving Suggestions

Our favorite way to serve the cake is warm with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.

Ice cream served warm dump cake
Ice cream served warm dump cake

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Thursday 26th of October 2023

This looks absolutely divine, I will be making this today. doodle jump


Monday 7th of August 2023

I haven’t made this dump cake since1976! Got it on my mind recently and didn’t have a recipe for it so I went to Pinterest and your recipe looked exactly like the one I made. Thank you! I have it in the oven right now and the aroma is wonderful.

Saturday 27th of May 2023

What temp do I have to use


Monday 6th of June 2022

I tried this but didn't use the nuts & instead of stick butter i used the squeeze bottle parkay because I'm lazy and pregnant right now (& yes...i used almost the entire bottle lol) And It's absolutely amazing.

Linda Kilsdonk

Wednesday 14th of July 2021

I would love to dig into this right now! Unfortunately, I'd have to go to the store first. This sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing! Smiles, Linda at Paper Seedlings

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