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Dump Cake – Easiest Cake Recipe

Pineapple cherry dump cake

Pineapple cherry dump cake

Looking for a sweet treat that is buttery and crunchy on top and ooey-gooey fruity in the center?  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.

Dump Cake Ingredients

Cake Ingredients

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Ingredients:

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

Tools:

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

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

Delicious ooey-gooey fruity butter cake that is perfect for a sweet treat or when you are in a hurry.
Only 5 simple ingredients.
5 from 7 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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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

Nutrition

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 making this recipe in a dutch oven and cooking it over a campfire, it varies according to the temperature and the pan. Make sure you use the lid and add coals to the top of the lid. Check for doneness at 20 minutes.

More Cake Options

You can alter the basic dump cake recipe by substituting a white cake mix or a 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 ice cream and whipped cream.

Ice cream served warm dump cake

Ice cream served warm dump cake

 

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Thank you so much for your visit today. I hope you have found some inspiration.

Bon appétit,

Kippi

Ps. Please say hello in the comments below and let me know what your favorite easy cake recipe is…

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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

Miz Helen

Saturday 22nd of August 2020

We love a great dump cake and your recipe looks awesome, wish I had a serving right now! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Full Plate Thursday and please come back soon! Miz Helen

Kippi

Wednesday 26th of August 2020

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I really enjoy your inspiring party! See you soon, Kippi

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Saturday 22nd of August 2020

I love an easy dessert recipe like this. Wish I had a bowl of it right now to enjoy with my coffee!

Kippi

Wednesday 26th of August 2020

I feel the same way. I could eat pineapple cherry dump cake every day with my coffee. Have a great day, Kippi

Julie

Friday 21st of August 2020

I have never made a dump cake, but now I'm tempted. It's just so simple right? Time to pick up a packet of cake mix next time I'm shopping to give it a go!

Kippi

Wednesday 26th of August 2020

It is so simply! Just dump your ingredietns in a baking dish and bake. Dump cake is simply that dump and bake. Have a great week, Kippi

Crissy

Monday 17th of August 2020

Ooh, my mom used to make something like this when I was a kid. It looks so delicious!

Kippi

Wednesday 26th of August 2020

Thank you so much for your visit. I remember the first time my mom made a pineapple cherry dump cake. I thought the name was strange, but the dessert was divine. Have a great week, Kippi

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