This Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake has just 5 ingredients. Ridiculously EASY! @natashaskitchen

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This Pineapple Cherry “Dump” Cake has just 5 ingredients and is probably one of the easiest desserts you’ll ever make. I admit the name isn’t all too appealing, but you literally just “dump” the ingredients into the pan. There’s no stirring, beating, or prep involved that you’d normally expect when baking a dessert. It’s easy peasy. Pair this dump cake with vanilla ice cream and you have yourself one super tasty, crowd-pleasing cake.

I first tried this cake at a party and it was made by a gal in our church, Tanya M, who got the recipe from her sister Natalya K, who got the recipe from a friend, Tanya O. When a recipe makes its way around the block, you know it’s gonna be a good one! Thank you ladies for passing it along :).

This Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake has just 5 ingredients. Ridiculously EASY! @natashaskitchen

Ingredients for Cherry Dump Cake:

20 oz crushed pineapple, undrained (we used Dole)
21 oz cherry pie filling (we used Duncan Hines)
1 pkg moist yellow cake mix (we used Betty Crocker)
1/2 – 1 cup shaved almonds or chopped walnuts
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted

This Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake has just 5 ingredients. Ridiculously EASY! @natashaskitchen

How to Make a Dump Cake:

1. Preheat oven to 350˚. Butter bottom and sides of a 9×13 inch baking pan.

2. Dump pineapple with juice and spread into bottom of pan. Top with cherry pie filling.

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3. Sprinkle the top evenly with dry cake mix, add nuts if using then drizzle the top with melted butter. Bake uncovered at 350˚F for 55-60 min or until bubbly and browned.

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Easy Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake

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Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
This Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake has just 5 ingredients. Ridiculously EASY! @natashaskitchen
This Pineapple Cherry "Dump" Cake has just 5 ingredients and is probably one of the easiest desserts you'll ever make. I admit the name isn't all too appealing, but you literally just "dump" the ingredients into the pan. There's no stirring, beating, or prep involved that you'd normally expect when baking a dessert. It's easy peasy. Pair this dump cake with vanilla ice cream and you have yourself one super tasty, crowd-pleasing cake.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients 

Servings: 8 Servings
  • 20 oz crushed pineapple, undrained (we used Dole)
  • 21 oz cherry pie filling, we used Duncan Hines
  • 1 pkg moist yellow cake mix, we used Betty Crocker
  • 1/2 - 1 cup shaved almonds or chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter, melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350˚. Butter bottom and sides of a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  • Dump pineapple with juice and spread into bottom of pan. Top with cherry pie filling.
  • Sprinkle the top evenly with dry cake mix, add nuts if using then drizzle the top with melted butter. Bake uncovered at 350˚F for 55-60 min or until bubbly and browned.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $$

 

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  • VH
    February 16, 2024

    Hi Natasha, can I substitute cake mix with all purpose flour mixed with baking powder?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 16, 2024

      Hi VH! It would not be the same. Cake mix has sugar and other added ingredients. I have not tested this with homemade cake mix using all purpose flour. If you experiment, let us know how it turns out.

      Reply

  • Molly
    May 6, 2022

    This turned out horribly. The cake mix didn’t all bake in with the butter, mostly where it was higher over cherries, so there were patches of browned baked cake mix. When we served it, where it wasn’t powdery, it was mushy. Now the next day most of the cake layer is complete slimy mush. The empty areas of the pan where we cut pieces from is filled with pineapple juice. If I were to make this again, which I highly doubt, I would drain most of the pineapple and instead of pouring melted butter I would lay thin slices of butter to cover the top.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      May 9, 2022

      Hi Molly, I’m sorry to hear it didn’t work out for you. I haven’t had that happen – did you possibly change or substitute any of the ingredients or proportions?

      Reply

  • Emme
    January 20, 2022

    Wish I’d read the comments before making this- the top definitely needs a better distribution of butter (which would change it from 100% dump cake, I guess… but maybe the liquid from the pineapple could be the middle layer?). Generally, toasted almonds are a great addition, the cake tastes great with vanilla ice cream, cake mix comes out powdery in places the butter didn’t reach.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us, Emme!

      Reply

  • Liz
    March 25, 2021

    Natasha,
    Can this be put together earlier in the day and then baked later that same day?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 29, 2021

      Hello Liz, I honestly haven’t tried making this recipe that way to advise but I imagine that should be fine.

      Reply

  • Jeri
    February 24, 2021

    It’s in the oven now!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 25, 2021

      I hope you love it! Please share with us how it goes.

      Reply

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