How to make a cherry pineapple dump cake

This is insane!

What you may ask, the recipe, or the fact that I have been sharing a lot more recipes with you?

I think both.Cherry pineapple dump cake

Today, I am sharing how to make a cherry pineapple dump cake.

My friend Laurian has been making this cake for years.  Laurian is such a great cook and I have shared

her Fried green tomatoes here with you in the past.  She is also the same friend who told me about the Dorito casserole

and the Pineapple cake.  

Yes, my friends and I like to eat together.

You know the saying “those who eat together stay together”?

Is that suppose to be a family quote or friend quote?!

How to make a cherry pineapple dump cake

 I like both, because tis is true. It is something very important to us as a family.

It is our family bonding time to catch up on the day and what’s on our minds. 

I know this cake has been done before, and I am certainly not the first.

It may be new to you though and you will be so glad I shared it with you.

If you have a party or family gathering, this is perfect.

It is like a cobbler cake.  Don’t expect it to come out neat and cake like, because it does not. 

It’s as easy as 1,2 3.  You can whip this up and have it in the oven all in 5 minutes.

How to make a cherry pineapple dump cake

 A little whip cream

or vanilla ice cream on the side.

This truly is one of my favorite desserts.

I can eat it for breakfast.

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Cherry/Pineapple dump cake
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
  1. 1 Canned cherry pie filling
  2. 1 Canned crushed pineapple
  3. 1 Yellow box Cake mix
  4. Chopped Walnuts
  5. 1 stick of butter
  1. Lightly spray a bundt pan, or pan of choice.
  2. First layer the bottom with canned cherry pie filling
  3. second layer can of crushed pineapple, juice and all.
  4. third sprinkle the cake mix on the two layers evenly.
  5. Cut a stick of butter and place pats of butter around mixture.
  6. Sprinkle walnuts
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes. Ovens may vary. You know it is done when the top is a nice golden brown.
  8. Serve warm with whip cream or ice cream on the side.
  1. You're Welcome:) This is a scooper cake. DO NOT try to take out of pan upside down. It will fall apart. Scoop and serve with ice cream or whip cream.



  1. sonny says

    love these dump recipes..
    I made one last friday- same way just used chopped pears and pineapple with a carrot cake mix.

    we both LOVED it- only 1 piece left.. since the daughter adores cherries-I’ll make this one come friday..

    arent ya lovin this spring weather. 72 here today… wooohooo

  2. says

    We love the cherry dump cake the best, but we also make blueberry too. We make ours in a regular cake pan. When we make our dump cakes, we serve it with vanilla pudding……. Good. Hope you try it too.

  3. says

    I have seen this before – but it has been a while and I never had the recipe. I love the idea of having it with some ice cream! I am all about easy recipes!

  4. says

    This is one of my favorite desserts too! Only, I make a sugar free version ( have a diabetic in the family) with a sugar free cake mix, and cherry pie filling with splenda and no pineapple. You would never guess it is sugar free. We love it for breakfast, on the weekends when a breakfast treat is in order.

  5. Elle says

    I’ve made this many times, but never in a bundt pan. I assume you can’t invert it on a platter? You have to scoop it out? This is one of my favorite desserts.

  6. says

    for the cake mix do you make it up with the directions on the box or just add the dry to the pan I have never made a dessert like this before but this sounds vwey yummy

  7. Carah says

    This sounds awesome!! Do you have to use both fruits, or will it come out just as moist with just one? I wasn’t sure if the juices from the pineapple maybe acted as the wet ingredients for the dry cake mix and if leaving it out would make a difference in the texture of the cake?

    • says

      I am not sure about that honestly. I would assume YES, but don’t want to tell you for sure because this was the first time I made it and I used both cans.

      • Karen says

        Must have 2 cans or it will be dry. Try a spin on this and add coconut and macadamia nuts! Nice tropical version. Yummy! Make this all the time!

  8. Shari says

    I love to make this cake. Except instead of using a yellow cake, I use a pineapple upside down boxed cake. Yes it does turn out sweeter but it is good. I am unable to eat it now because I am a diabetic, ( no not from this cake) but i make it for my husband and daughter.

  9. Kristin says

    Looks delicious! I don’t care for cherries, though, so I’m going to try it with strawberries instead. :)

  10. Terri says

    This may be a silliy question but do you have to leave this cake in the pan or can it be placed on a cake plate? It looks delish!

    • says

      Not silly at all. This needs to remain in the pan or you can even scoop it in mason jars. It’s not a pretty looking cake on a platter:) Tasty as all heck though.


    This cake looks delicious and I plan on trying it this weekend. However, my nephews have nut allergies. Will it be just as good without the nuts or is there some other topping that can substituted,

  12. Joan says

    I wonder if you could change this up and do something like this. Take half the cake mix sprinkle in pan. top with half the butter, top with fruits, then the rest of the cake mix and butter and nuts. bake. Then turn out of cake pan. Might work? Might have to try…

  13. Julie says

    Just baked this tonight. I followed the recipe to a tee, but you did say ovens vary. Mine is usually on the money with recipes, but this one took twice the time to fully cook. But thanks!

  14. Allison says

    I have always loved this recipe! I make it in a 9×11 pan and add a little bit of brown sugar and cinnamon on top (before the butter).

  15. Cheryl says

    This looks wonderful, however, when I made it the cake did not bake, it was like sawdust. Any idea what I did wrong?

  16. ElleH says

    This is one of my favorite cakes. But I find it is getting to be too sweet for me as I get older. I wish I could think of a way to make it less sweet, because I really do love it.

  17. Anna says

    I’ve been making this for years. I like to add the juice of a lemon and a little zest to help balance the sweetness a little more. Everyone loves it!


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