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cherry pineapple dump cake recipe

Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

  • Author: Melissa
  • Total Time: 11 minute
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x


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


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


  • 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


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
  • Category: Cake
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American