Pineapple Dump Cake with Cherries is a sweet yet tangy, tropical, summertime dessert that will have you coming back for more!
My grandma used to always make a pineapple dump cake, similar to this one, every summer for us grand-kiddos. It’s always been a favorite of mine so, surely, your family will love this too!
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What We Love About This Recipe
- 5 Minute Prep: Even though this bakes for close to an hour, you only work for 5 minutes!
- Easy Ingredients: I obviously don’t know about you, but I have all these ingredients in my pantry/fridge right now!
- Family Friendly: The whole family will love this dump cake, since it’s not overly sweet and it’s unique!
- Adaptable: Can make it low-sugar.
- Pineapple: Use crushed pineapple. One 20 ounce can, without the juice, will do.
- Cherries: Use your favorite cherry pie filling, just make sure it’s 21 ouences!
Variations and Substitutions
- Try a different flavor cake mix!
- Oddly enough, you can make this in the airy fryer!
How to Make Cherry Dump Cake with Pineapple
These are the basic steps for making Cherry Dump Cake with Pineapple. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.
STEP 1: Prep
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then, open the cans of crushed pineapple and cherry pie filling. Cut the butter into about 10-12 slices.
Drain the juice out of the can of crushed pineapple. *There will still be some left at the bottom of the can, but that’s perfectly fine.*
STEP 2: Assemble
Pour the crushed pineapple and cherry pie filling into a 9” x 13” pan, and give a quick stir to mix it all together. Next, pour the dry cake mix evenly over the pineapple and cherry mixture. Then, get your butter pieces and set them a few inches apart on the top of the cake.
STEP 3: Bake
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 – Enjoy!
Prep and Storage Tips
HOW TO MAKE PINEAPPLE CHERRY DUMP CAKE AHEAD OF TIME
Stir together your pineapple and cherries ahead of time and store in the fridge until you’re ready.
HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE
Store in individual portions in airtight containers. It will keep for up to 2 months.
HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE
Throw your individualized portion into a microwave safe bowl and microwave it for about 30 seconds, or until it’s as warm as you’d like!
Frequently Asked Questions
Use your favorite gluten free cake mix!
Sure! Make a raspberry pie filling or use about 4 cups of raspberries and 1 cup of sugar.
Yes! Double this with ease for bigger gatherings!
Expert Tips for Making This Recipe
- Nuts: Try adding coconut or crushed nuts for a different texture.
- More Butter: Add the other half of your stick of butter for an ooey-gooey cake.
- Variation tip: Use whatever pie filling you feel like!
- Cherries & Pineapple: Add more cherries or pineapple on top to bring it all together!
- Crock Pot: You can make this recipe in the crock pot!
What to Serve with Pineapple Dump Cake with Cherries
- Vanilla Ice cream
- Whipped Cream
- Pina Coladas
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Pineapple Dump Cake with Cherries
- 20 ounces crushed pineapple
- 21 ounces cherry pie filling
- yellow cake mix
- 1 stick butter, cold
- 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!
- 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.