Baked to a golden crisp, cherry pineapple dump cake is an easy and delicious homemade dessert you’ll crave. This truly simple and tasty dump cake requires almost no prep to bake, so it’s ready to go in the oven in just moments. Layers of crushed pineapple, cherry pie filling, cake mix, and butter create the best dessert.
Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake Recipe
This decadent dessert is as easy as it is delicious. With layers of fruit, cake mix, and butter, it’s totally irresistible when served hot and bubbly after being baked in the oven.
You’ll think the golden cake topping is spectacular — just the right amount of crunchy to balance the sweet, juicy filling. It’s perfect when topped with vanilla ice cream.
It’s amazing how quick and simple it is to bake this treat homemade from scratch. There is virtually no prep involved, so you can just enjoy eating it in no time!
For more of our favorite pineapple recipes, try our classic pineapple upside-down cake as well as our mini pineapple upside-down cupcakes or our pineapple dream dessert (I stole from my Southern grandma’s recipe box). I snagged this Hawaiian wedding cake recipe from her, too.
What is Dump Cake?
Dump cakes are such named because they don’t require measuring and mixing. You literally dump all the ingredients in a pan and bake and voila! An incredible, tasty treat to enjoy.
They are perfect for last-minute guests, to take to potlucks, or to enjoy after dinner on a busy weeknight.
They are extremely versatile, with endless flavor possibilities.
Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake Ingredients you will need:
- 1 large 20-ounce can crushed pineapple
- 1 large 21-ounce can cherry pie filling
- 1 15.25-ounce box yellow cake mix
- 1.5 sticks butter, sliced
I’ve also seen this cherry pineapple dump cake recipe made with oatmeal, with coconut, and with chocolate chips sprinkled on top.
One thing I love about baking is that you can get creative and experiment with different flavors.
Because this recipe is so basic, it’s a great one to get your kids involved with. My boys love helping in the kitchen. Since there isn’t measuring and mixing with dump cakes, my boys love jumping in and pouring the ingredients out for me.
How to Make Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake
Spray the bottom of a 9×13 dish with cooking spray, then pour crushed pineapple in the bottom.
Then pour cherry pie filling on top of pineapple, then sprinkle yellow cake mix evenly over the cherry pie filling.
Finally, put slices of butter evenly across the whole pan.
How Long to Bake
Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. It will be bubbling and hot when you remove from the oven.
It’s perfect served warm alone, or with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on top!
Do You Serve Dump Cake Hot or Cold?
Both! It’s amazing fresh from the oven, but I also love the flavor and texture of cold dump cake. You should store any leftovers in the fridge, which will last for three or four days when sealed.
When it’s cold, it takes on a whole new consistency that I think is very good!
How Do You Reheat Dump Cake?
You can microwave individual servings or pop bake in the oven for a few minutes to warm through.
Enjoy this cherry pineapple dump cake with your family soon – you’ll be glad you indulged!
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Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake
- 1 20- ounce can crushed pineapple
- 1 21- ounce can cherry pie filling
- 1 15.25- ounce box yellow cake mix
- 1.5 sticks butter sliced
- Spray the bottom of 9x13 dish with cooking spray, then pour crushed pineapple in.
- Top with cherry pie filling, then sprinkle yellow cake mix evenly over the cherries.
- Evenly put slices of butter across the whole pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.