Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake {with Pecans & Coconut}

Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake {with Pecans & Coconut}

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I love Dump Cakes. Just dump the ingredients in and Voila’ – a delicious cake.  They are so easy to make and always a big hit with everyone. This Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake is full of delicious flavors that I’m sure will delight your taste buds.

cherry dump cake recipe

Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

Dump cakes are some of my very favorite cakes. I have to admit, I am not the biggest fan of just any cake with frosting. I am more of a pie lover, myself. This cake has that same fruity, juicy pie filling texture with the crust of a cake, so it’s a winner in my book.

Why I love this Dump Cake Recipe:

  • moistness
  • fruit filling
  • easy to make
  • kids can help
  • always a hit

Make-Ahead and Storage:

This cake is 100% moist. Any leftovers will continue to moisten the cake portion as it sits out. Think of it like a cobbler.

It can be left out on the counter and covered for up to 2-3 days. It can also be covered an stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

Why is it called a Dump Cake?

A dump cake is a mixture of a cobbler and a cake. The ingredients are literally dumped into the baking dish – with some spreading out required – and baked. That’s really it!

What is the difference between a cobbler and a dump cake?

Both dump cakes and cobblers have a crust and some type of fruit. The difference is that a dump cake usually includes a yellow cake and a cobbler has more of a pie crust

Can I Freeze a Dump Cake?

This cake is at its’ best on the day it is made and fresh. I would not recommend freezing this cake. You can, however, cover and refrigerate it for up to 3 days.

cherry dump cake

Tips and Tricks for making this Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake:

  • dump 2 cans of fruit to the bottom of a large cake pan – about a 9×13 inch baking pan
  • spread those layers out
  • shake the cake mix over the fruit
  • spread the cake layer out so it covers a good portion of the fruit base – as best you can
  • melt the butter and evenly distribute it the best you can over the cake mix

making cherry pineapple dump cake

Are you ready to make this cherry pineapple dump cake? Let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need…

Ingredients

  • a can of cherry pie filling
  • 1 can of crushed pineapple
  • yellow cake mix
  • unsalted butter

Additional add-ins (optional)

  • shredded coconut
  • pecan halves or pieces

How do you make a dump cake?

Dump cakes all follow the same formula.

They have a fruit base, a cake mix, and melted butter spread out on top of the cake mix.

  1. Use 2 containers of fruit filling (about the size of a pie filling can)  – this can be applesauce, pie filling, canned fruit with juices, canned fruit with syrup, etc…
  2. Then add yellow cake mix to the top of your fruit – you may need to spread it out
  3. Add melted butter
  4. Additional toppings can be nuts, shredded coconut, crumble topping, or more fruit
  5. Bake and enjoy

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cherry pineapple dump cake recipe

Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake


  • Author: Melissa
  • Total Time: 29 minute
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x

Description

A delicious cake that reminds me more of a fruit cobbler. Easy to make!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 (21 oz.) can of cherry pie filling
  • 1 (20 oz.) can of crushed pineapple
  • 1 box of yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup (8 Tbsp.) of unsalted butter – melted
  • optional toppings…
  • 1 cup of shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup of pecan pieces

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Pour the cherry filling into the pan – spread out if needed
  • Next, dump the crushed pineapple – again, spread if needed
  • Sprinkle the yellow cake mix over the fruit base
  • Pour the melted butter over the cake mix
  • Add coconut shavings and pecan pieces to the top
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes
  • Serve with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Notes

Make-Ahead and Storage:

This cake is 100% moist. Any leftovers will continue to moisten the cake portion as it sits out. Think of it like a cobbler.

It can be left out on the counter and covered for up to 2-3 days. It can also be covered an stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

Why is it called a Dump Cake?

A dump cake is a mixture of a cobbler and a cake. The ingredients are literally dumped into the baking dish – with some spreading out required – and baked. That’s really it!

What is the difference between a cobbler and a dump cake?

Both dump cakes and cobblers have a crust and some type of fruit. The difference is that a dump cake usually includes a yellow cake and a cobbler has more of a pie crust

Can I Freeze a Dump Cake?

This cake is at its’ best on the day it is made and fresh. I would not recommend freezing this cake. You can, however, cover and refrigerate it for up to 3 days.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25-30 minutes

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