The Easiest Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

This Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake Recipe is super delicious and only requires 4 ingredients. Layers of fruit and a crunchy golden brown topping makes this Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake one of the easiest cakes in the world to make.

Why is Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake one of the easiest desserts to make? Because you just dump and bake. There are no messy bowls or food mixers- you only mess up one dish. 🙂

Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake
Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

What Is A Dump Cake?

What is a Dump Cake? A dump cake is a dessert where all ingredients are dumped and layered into a baking dish and baked in the oven. The simplicity of a dump cake will have you making it more and more for dessert options. Plus, you can serve it in the same baking dish, and that means less mess to clean up.

Dump cakes are great for those desserts when you don’t have a lot of time but still want something sweet. This dessert is mixed (dumped) and in the oven in less than 5 minutes. Unexpected guests? Throw a dump cake together and impress your company. Cookouts, family gatherings, ball games, church socials, girls night in? Dump cakes are the perfect dessert that requires only minutes to prepare and yields a huge taste.

Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake
Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

 

This dessert is great for the little ones who want to help in the kitchen. Let them get involved with dumping all of the ingredients into the baking pan. They will love it.

Ingredients Needed for Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

1 box yellow cake mix
1 can  (21-ounce ) cherry pie filling 
1 can ( 20 ounce ) pineapple tidbits or crushed pineapple WITH juice 
1 stick of butter

How Do I Make A Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake?

Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake
Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with non-stick spray.
Dump a can of pineapple and juice into the baking dish.
Dump a can of Cherry Pie Filling over the top of the pineapple.
Mix the pineapple and pie filling together.
Sprinkle cake mix over the top of the cherry pie filling and pineapple mixture.
Using the back of a spoon, gently spread the cake mix over the fruity mixture pressing down gently to slightly wet the cake mix.
Thinly slice the butter and arrange evenly over the top of the cake mix.
Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees or until the top is golden brown.
Serve warm.

How Do I Serve Dump Cake?

Add a large spoonful of Dump Cake to a bowl and enjoy while warm.

To really push it over the top, add a big scoop of vanilla ice cream or a scoop of whipped topping. Total Yum!

Tips for Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

Slice your butter very thin. This will give you enough slices to cover the top of the cake.

Add vanilla ice cream or whipped topping to the top. Out of this world!

Swap up the flavors. Instead of cherry–substitute blueberry.

Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake
Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

Got Leftovers?

This cake will keep in the refrigerator for several days–if it lasts that long.
To reheat: Just add a scoop or two to a bowl and pop into the microwave for a few seconds.
Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake is the perfect ending to a long day. 🙂 Absolutely easy and totally yummy!

For more yummy desserts, try:

Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Lemon Pudding Pie

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Chocolate Brownie Trifle

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Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

Gina Abernathy
This Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake Recipe is super delicious and only requires 4 ingredients. Layers of fruit and a crunchy golden brown topping make this Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake one of the easiest cakes in the world to make.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 10 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 21 ounce can Cherry Pie Filling
  • 1 20 ounce can Pineapple Tidbits OR Crushed Pineapple with Juice
  • 1 stick butter

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with non-stick spray.
  • Dump a can of pineapple and juice into the baking dish.
  • Dump a can of Cherry Pie Filling over the top of the pineapple.
  • Mix the pineapple and pie filling together.
  • Sprinkle cake mix over the top of the cherry pie filling and pineapple mixture. Using the back of a spoon, gently spread the cake mix over the fruity mixture pressing down gently to slightly wet the cake mix.
  • Thinly slice the butter and arrange evenly over the top of the cake mix.
  • Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees or until the top is golden brown. Serve warm.

18 Comments

  1. Are there dump cakes that have chocolate in them? Hmm, like a cherry and chocolate dump cake? That could be delicious!

  2. Wow yum!! Dump cakes are my favorite because you can just throw in all of the ingredients into the pan and bake. It is so simple and delicious! Your recipe looks great, and I have yet to see a cherry pineapple dump cake, so props to you! I will have to try it out for the next family gathering. Thank you for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    I never knew how easy it was to make a dump cake and I love that it’s only 4 ingredients! Such a wonderful combination of cherry and pineapple. It’s my family’s new favorite!

  4. 5 stars
    You make me so craving now! I like the idea of dump cake I got some pineapples I need to get cherries and do this dessert!

  5. 5 stars
    This looks amazing… I can never understand why something with such an ugly name makes something so delicious and wonderful. One of life’s little mysteries. I’ve loads of cherries in the garden just now so I’m thinking I could use those this way I can’t wait to try it. Thank you

  6. 5 stars
    I love recipes like this. They are perfect for an evening dessert. I especially make these when I’m exhausted and have had a long day. Thank you so much.

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