Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

Classic Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake is very easy to make and it tastes wonderful. You really just dump the ingredients in the pan.  I like to have canned cherry pie filling, crushed pineapple, and nuts just for this alone.

dump cake in a baking pan

If you can turn on the oven and use a can opener, you can make this cake. Dump cake gets its name from the fact that all you need to do it to dump your ingredients into the cake pan and bake it. Yes, cake making can be this easy.

Just because this recipe is so easy a child could make it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t taste good, this recipe always gets rave reviews when I make this. In fact, I typically keep all of the ingredients on hand, so I can toss together this easy cake.

Ingredients for Dump Cake

  • Cherry pie filling
  • Canned pineapple
  • yellow cake mix
  • butter
  • nuts

How to Make a Basic Dump Cake

It doesn’t get easier than this to prepare a cake!

  • Preheat your oven.
  • Dump a can of cherry pie filling into a 13 x 9-inch pan
  • Dump a can of pineapple on top of the cherry pie filling
  • Sprinkle 1 box of yellow cake mix over the pineapple
  • Pour melted butter on tp of everything
  • Add nuts if desired

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dump cake in a baking pan

Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

It doesn't get any easier than this to bake a cake. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 416kcal


  • 15.25 ounces Yellow Cake Mix 1 box
  • 20 ounces Cherry Pie Filling
  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple can
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup pecans you can use walnuts


  • Lightly grease bottom and sides of a 9" x 13" cake pan. Place cherry pie filling on bottom, dump pineapple and juice on top. Sprinkle cake mix over pineapple. Do not mix!!! Melt butter and drizzle over cake mix. Cover with pecans. Bake at 325 degrees, for about 1 hour.


Serve with whipped cream if desired.


Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 392mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 6.3mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 1.2mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Bethel miller

    If you mix the butter and cake mix together in a bowl until crumbly it works better. You don’t have dry spots on top.

    • Stephanie Manley

      I think you really need to use canned fruit for this recipe. It really needs the liquid that comes in the can.

    • stephanie manley

      I have no tried this with anything other than cherry, I am going to guess that if you keep the size of the can the same of the new fruit it should work.

  2. Michelle Lewis

    seriously?!!! I love this cake. when i was a kid my dads girlfriend made it about once a month and it would be gone in 2 days.

  3. Michelle

    Tried this recipe with great hopes! It turned out fine, but, I was the only person who liked it. I just tossed it into the composter!

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