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