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Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake

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This recipe for pineapple cherry dump cake is easy to make, fun, and stress free. Great for a busy weeknight, party, or family gathering!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour
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This recipe for pineapple cherry dump cake is easy to make, fun, and stress free. Great for a busy weeknight, party, or family gathering!

Making dump cakes is easy…you probably already know that but if not…check out some of these other dump cakes recipes like Dump Cake with Peaches, Recipe for Strawberry Dump Cake, Blueberry Dump Cake, Chocolate Peanut Butter Dump Cake, Caramel Apple Dump Cake, or Strawberry Crumble!

All dump cakes, like this pineapple cherry dump cake, are super easy to prepare and serve. They go great on their own or with some whipped cream or ice cream!

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This recipe for pineapple cherry dump cake is easy to make, fun, and stress free. Great for a busy weeknight, party, or family gathering!

When it comes to summer (and pretty much all year long if we’re being honest) I love a fruity cake recipe. Fruit cakes are gross but this fruity dump cake recipe is amazing!

You will love how easy it is to make and the bold, bright, tropical flavors make for a great treat no matter the time of year!

For this recipe we’re using mostly shelf stable ingredients that means that if you like to stock up on ingredients for recipes that you can make on very little notice this is one you’ll want to save.

Featured image showing the finished pineapple cherry dump cake ready to eat.

Dump cakes are great like that! Prepared in no time with very simple ingredients you can keep in the pantry, it’s awesome when a last minute event pops up or you just want to make a special dessert on a busy weeknight!

What is a dump cake?!

If you have never made a dump cake before you probably saw the name and thought “that sounds crazy” and you wouldn’t be completely wrong…wait until you hear what comes next!

Another look at the finished pineapple cherry dump cake ready to eat.

We don’t actually mix up the ingredients. They’re getting “dumped” in the baking dish and then the magic happens int he oven.

Dump cake is the name we give to desserts like this that don’t need to be mixed to perfection before they head into the oven. Everything kind of gets layered in a baking dish and then the butter melting cooks the cake mix and creates a crumble effect.

Dump cakes also kind of look like they got dumped on the floor when you are serving them…they won’t look like a regular boxed cake would when finished…check out the photos for more details on that!

a serving of the pineapple cherry dump cake on a plate next to the full pan ready to be shared.

Fruity Dump Cake Ingredients List:

Here’s the simple ingredients list for pineapple cherry dump cake. It’s only four ingredients so try not to be too shocked when you see how few things you have to gather up to make this tasty treat!

You will need a boxed yellow cake mix, crushed pineapple, cherry pie filling, and butter. That’s it! You might have some of that on hand already!

Most of those ingredients you can keep in the pantry which means you can grab everything and whip up this tasty cake at a moments notice. Dinner party materialize out of thing air with no notice? Never fear, you can serve up a fresh baked dessert without any extra stress.

ingredients needed for pineapple cherry dump cake before we start baking.

Kitchen Essentials for Dump Cakes & More:

If you are trying to pick out some of the best supplies to stock your kitchen for cake mix recipes and baking in general, these are some of our favorites and must have items.

I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are a must when doing cake mix recipes which can settle and become thin at lot easier than traditional cookie dough.

Of course mixing bowls, a mixer, spatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

Top down look at a serving of the finished pineapple cherry dump cake ready to eat.

How to make a dump cake with cherries and pineapple:

We are not playing around when we say this is a really easy recipe to prepare. I will show you how to take those four simple ingredients and turn them into something very yummy with very little work!

Let’s dive in and take a look at this fresh and tasty pineapple cherry dump cake.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Open the cans of crushed pineapple and cherry pie filling.

cans of pineapple and cherry dumped into the baking dish.

Drain the juice out of the can of crushed pineapple. *There will still be some left at the bottom of the can, but that is alright.

Pour the crushed pineapple and cherry pie filling into a 9” x 13” pan, and give a quick stir to mix it all together.

fruit mixed up in the bottom of the baking dish ready to be topped with cake mix.

Pour the dry boxed cake mix evenly over the pineapple and cherry mixture.

dry cake mix poured over top of the fruit evenly.

Cut the butter into 10-12 slices and set a few inches apart on the top of the cake.

butter stick cut into 12 slices.

Bake for 50-60 minutes, until the edges are golden and cake appears to be done.

Butter on top of cake mix ready to go into the oven.

Remove cake from the oven and set on a cooling rack.

Serve warm, or allow to cool completely before serving – up to you!

Finished pineapple cherry dump cake on a plate ready to eat.

Do you want to make more cake mix recipes?

If you are looking for more cake mix recipes you could not have landed in a better spot on the web. Here’s a few of our favorite recipes made with boxed cake mixes that I think you’ll love.

There’s something for everyone and each of these recipes is simple and straightforward, no muss, no fuss. Just simple desserts that the whole family will enjoy.

Try out Apple Pie Cookies, Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies, Twix cookies, brownie batter dip, key lime cookies, chocolate cherry cookies, vanilla cake with strawberry filling, or Instant Pot Apple Spice Cake.

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More options are these butter pecan cookies, banana bread with cake mix, 3 ingredient cake mix cookies, cinnamon donutsfunfetti sugar cookie trufflesStrawberry Cake Batter Dip, Firecracker Poke Cake, Layered Red White and Blue Cupcakes, Pineapple Coconut Poke Cake, Chocolate Peanut Butter Dump Cake, and red velvet cake mix cookies.

There’s more! Don’t miss out on these lemon cake mix cookies, Soft Cake Mix Sugar Cookies, Cake Mix Air Fryer Cookies, and Chocolate Chip Cake Batter Cookies!

A forkful of the finished pineapple cherry dump cake ready toe at.

Printable Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake Recipe:

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Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake

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This recipe for pineapple cherry dump cake is easy to make, fun, and stress free. Great for a busy weeknight, party, or family gathering!
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Servings: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 20 oz can crushed pineapple
  • 21 oz can cherry pie filling
  • Box of yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick butter cold

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Open the cans of crushed pineapple and cherry pie filling.
  • Drain the juice out of the can of crushed pineapple. *There will still be some left at the bottom of the can, but that is alright.
  • Pour the crushed pineapple and cherry pie filling into a 9” x 13” pan, and give a quick stir to mix it all together.
  • Pour the dry boxed cake mix evenly over the pineapple and cherry mixture.
  • Cut the butter into 10-12 slices and set a few inches apart on the top of the cake.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes, until the edges are golden and cake appears to be done.
  • Remove cake from the oven and set on a cooling rack.
  • Serve warm, or allow to cool completely before serving – up to you!

Estimated Nutritional Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 582mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 39g

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