Pineapple Dump Cake with Cherries

5 from 3 votes
Pineapple Dump Cake with Cherries is that wonderful tangy sweet dessert that is the perfect ending to any meal. This easy dump and go dessert will amaze you on how easy it is to make and your friends and family will devour this lush tropical dessert.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
pineapple dump cake with cherries on a white plate on a brown table with more cake in a dish in the background

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Pineapple Dump Cake with Cherries is that wonderful tangy sweet dessert that is the perfect ending to any meal. This easy dump and go dessert will amaze you on how easy it is to make and your friends and family will devour this lush tropical dessert.

pineapple dump cake with cherries on a white plate on a brown table with more cake in a dish in the background

This Pineapple dump cake is one of those magical desserts that you dump it all into the pan and then you throw it in the oven. When it is done baking, you have a delectable dessert fresh and hot from the oven with little to no work. What could be better?


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What We Love About This Dump Cake Recipe Pineapple

This pineapple dump cake recipe takes only a few minutes to prepare. It requires little effort and only a few ingredients.Truly it is the best dessert for a busy life. The combination of sweet and tart that the pineapple and cherries provide is sheer perfection and this cake is super moist.

  • 5 Minutes of Prep: Opening some cans and boxes is the hardest part of this recipe.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge and it only takes 4 simple ingredients for this pineapple cake!
  • Family Favorite: The fruity flavor of this delightful pineapple dump cake is a winner with everyone. It is a can’t miss recipe and will become one of their favorite desserts.
  • Adaptable: Can make this easy dump cake recipe gluten free or lower calorie if required.
ingredients needed for pineapple cherry dump cake

Ingredient Notes for Dump Cherry Cake

  • Crushed Pineapple: One 20 ounce can without the pineapple juice
  • Cherry Pie Filling: One 21 ounce can of cherry pie fruit filling for this simple dessert recipe
  • Yellow Cake Mix: One box of your favorite brand
  • Butter: One stick butter cold, sliced. This is 8 tablespoons.
a fork with a piece of cake on it above pineapple dump cake with cherries on a white plate on a brown table with more cake in a dish in the background

Equipment Needed for Quick Dessert

  • Cooptop Silicone Spatula Set 
  • Wilton Recipe Right Non-Stick 9 x 13-Inch Oblong 2 Cake Pan Multipack

How to Make Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake

These are the basic steps for making Cherry Dump Cake with Pineapple. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutritional information for this easy pineapple dump cake.

STEP 1: PREP

Begin with a little prep. First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees, then open the can of crushed pineapple and cherries. Next, open your cake mix and slice your butter.

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STEP 2: POUR

Second, pour out the juice from the pineapple then place into a 13X9 inch baking dish. Pour the cherries on top of that. Next, pour the dry boxed cake mix evenly over the pineapple and cherry mixture.

a collage of 2 images showing the final step of making pineapple dump cake with cherries and the cake on a fork above a white plate with more cake

STEP 3: BUTTER

Finally, layer cut butter on top of the dry cake mix. Do Not Mix! Lastly, bake for 50-60 minutes, until the edges are golden and cake appears a golden brown. That is it for this impressive dessert.

Prep and Storage Tips for Pineapple Dump Cake Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Really, there is no need to make ahead of time as it takes very little time and effort. However, you can make as directed and keep in an airtight container or wrapped well with foil or plastic wrap the day before you need it. Allow to cool at room temperature before transferring to the fridge.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Due to the fruit, a dump cake should be placed in the fridge after it has been cooked and cooled. It should be consumed or frozen within 5 days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS CHERRY PINEAPPLE DUMP CAKE RECIPE

Freeze for up to six months and allow to thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS CHERRY AND PINEAPPLE DUMP CAKE RECIPE

If you are serving it warm, the cherry dump cake with pineapple can be warmed in a 350 degree oven or in the microwave.

Frequently Asked Questions Dump Cake Pineapple Cherry

HOW TO MAKE THIS PINEAPPLE CHERRY DUMP CAKE RECIPE MORE DIET CONSCIOUS?

Create this cherry pineapple dump cake with a sugar free cake mix or a gluten free cake mix. Also, try using pineapple packed in its own juices and a sugar free cherry pie filling.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE A DIFFERENT CAKE MIX FLAVOR?

Of course, this dump cake pineapple cherry flavor can be enhanced by using a different flavor cake mix, such as white cake mix, pineapple, cherry or coconut cake mix.

DO I HAVE TO MIX IT?

No, that is just one of the beautiful aspects of this easy dessert. You literally just dump it in the pan and allow it to do its thing.

IS A DUMP CAKE A COBBLER?

Although the results are very similar, the easy dump cake recipe uses a cake mix, and a cobbler can use a more biscuit or oatmeal type binder. However, they both offer a fruity goodness that is hard to resist. It really is one of the easiest desserts, one of my true all time favorites.

pineapple dump cake with cherries on a white plate on a brown table with more cake in a dish in the background

Expert Tips for Making This Dump Cherry Cake Recipe

  • More Butter: Want a little more moist and gooey cake, add another half stick of butter to the recipe.
  • Nuts: Chopped nuts and/or coconut can be added to the dump cake with cherry pie filling.
  • Individual: Make individual portions in ramekins.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to use a different flavor pie filling such as blueberry.
  • Crock Pot: Make this easy dessert in the crock pot.

What to Serve with Pineapple Dump Cake with Cherries

  • Warm Cake with a scoop of Vanilla ice Cream, or try flavors such as a scoop of ice cream with coconut or pineapple.
  • Whipped topping: A dollop of whipped cream will add a nice creamy finish, top with fresh fruit, like fresh blueberries or maraschino cherries.
  • Tropical Cocktail or Mocktail is a great way to enjoy your pineapple and cherry dump cake.

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pineapple dump cake with cherries on a white plate on a brown table with more cake in a dish in the background

Pineapple Dump Cake with Cherries

5 from 3 votes
Pineapple Dump Cake with Cherries is that wonderful tangy sweet dessert that is the perfect ending to any meal. This easy dump and go dessert will amaze you on how easy it is to make and your friends and family will devour this lush tropical dessert.
Print Pin Rate
Servings: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple
  • 21 ounces cherry pie filling
  • 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!

Expert Tips

  • More Butter: Want a little more moist and gooey cake, add another half stick of butter to the recipe.
  • Nuts: Chopped nuts and/or coconut can be added to the dump cake with cherry pie filling.
  • Individual: Make individual portions in ramekins.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to use a different flavor pie filling, such as blueberry.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 188IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing pineapple cherry dump cake recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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