This cherry pineapple dump cake is one of my favorite spring and summer dump cake recipes. You will use a pineapple cake, crushed pineapple, cherry pie filling, and butter. This is a deliciously sweet and fruity-flavored pineapple cherry dump cake recipe.
Now if you are looking for more fruit desserts, let me share a few more of my favorites. Try this hot fruit salad that is made in the crockpot. Or this easy fruit salad with Cool Whip. Or you might enjoy this strawberry rhubarb pie!
What Is A Dump Cake
Dump cakes have been around for so long. The are a type of cake that you dump ingredients into the baking pan and toss in the oven to bake. You will use canned fruit, pie filling, cake mix, and butter.
Those are the traditional ingredients for a dump cake recipe. Now, you will find other ingredients that can be added to transform the flavor.
Reasons Why This Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake Is Popular
Dump and Bake – You simply dump each of the ingredients into a 9×13 baking dish and then toss them in the oven to bake. It takes minutes to prep this cake.
Fruity – Pineapple and cherry pie filling collide for the rich and sweet fruit flavor in each bite.
Cake Mix – I used a pineapple cake mix for this recipe. It helps enhance the pineapple flavor and is easy to grab at the grocery store.
Affordable Dessert – This is an affordable dessert that takes just 4 ingredients to make.
Crowd Pleaser – Dump cakes are really great for serving up a crowd. This can be thrown together and served warm from the oven or chilled in the fridge.
Cake Mix – You can use any flavor of cake you would like. I used a pineapple 15.25-ounce cake box. The yellow or white cake mix would work well in this dessert as well.
Pie Filling – I grabbed a can of cherry pie filling as it is a thick, creamy gel, and bursting with cherries in each bite.
Pineapple – Crushed pineapple is what I reached for. You could use tidbits but it is going to give a lot more texture if you use that instead of crushed.
Butter – Real butter is needed, over margarine. You will melt it and then pour it over the cake to cover the whole top of the cake.
Variations to Recipe
- Use a different flavor cake. Vanilla, yellow cake, coconut, chocolate, etc.
- Swap out the types of fruit for the filling if you want.
- Add in some slivered almonds or even pecans for a nice crunch to the cake.
- Sprinkle some coconut flakes on top of the fruit filling.
How to Make
Full steps on how to make cherry pineapple dump cake are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. This is a visual walkthrough.
- Start by preheating the oven. Then pour the pineapple and the cherry pie filling in the pan. Mix to combine the filling.
- Next, you will sprinkle the cake mix on top of the fruit filling.
- You will take your butter and melt and then pour it all over the top of the cake mix. Make sure to spread it around to cover the cake mix.
- Bake in the oven as directed. Once done serve warm or chill it in the fridge.
Ways to Serve Up This Dessert
You can serve up this dish plain, top with some whipped cream, or even ice cream. This dessert is one that is best to scoop into a bowl or on a plate.
Feel free to serve up the dump cake as you would like.
Tips and Suggestions
- Make sure to spread even layers of each layer of this dessert.
- Pour the melted butter all over the top, trying to cover all the cake mix.
- Bake until a golden brown color on top. And the cake portion is baked through and not soggy.
- If our crushed pineapple has a lot of juice, you will drain off the excess juice.
Refrigerate – You will want to store any of your pineapple dump cake in the fridge in a sealed container. You will want to store it for up to 4-5 days.
Freezer – Now, you can also freeze any leftover cake if you want. You can place it in a freezer container and store it for around 3 months. Then thaw it in the fridge overnight, or warm it up in the microwave.
You can use any type of fruit that would be what you prefer. Now I used crushed pineapple and cherry pie filling. Now you can use canned fruit, pie filling or even fresh or
The dump cake will take around 45-55 minutes to bake. You want to make sure the cake topping is fully cooked and not soggy.
When you go to bake your cake, it is very important that butter is spread all over the top of the cake. You want the butter to be covering the dry cake so it soaks into all areas as it bakes, and transforms the dry mixture into cake. If you have dry patches spread butter on top and bake a bit longer.
You will not want to stir the dump cake once the dry cake mix and butter are added to the top of the dish. Otherwise, it will not bake up with a cake topping, it will become mushy.
Are you looking for more tasty dessert ideas? If so here are a few more of my favorite desserts to try out.
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Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake
- 1 20 ounce Can of Crushed Pineapple
- 1 21 ounce Can Cherry Pie Filling
- 1 15.25 ounce Pineapple Cake Mix
- 2 sticks unsalted butter
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then grease your 9×13 pan with cooking spray.
- Pour the canned pineapple with juice and cherry pie filling into the baking dish. Mix to combine the two with a spatula.
- Sprinkle the dry cake mix all over the top of the fruit, spreading into an even layer.
- Melt your butter in the microwave. Then carefully pour the butter all over the cake. Use a spatula to make sure to spread the butter all over the dry cake mix. That is very important to do.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the cake portion is baked through and not wet batter. Once done remove and serve warm.
- 9×13 Baking Dish
- Can Opener