Dump Cake

I have heard about the Dump Cake before but have never made one or even eaten one! I finally made it & let me tell you it is so great!

I was grocery shopping the other day & was standing by the canned fruit. I always like to have some canned pineapple in the pantry. I use it in several recipes, for example, Pineapple Meatballs and Pineapple Rum Loaf Cake just to name a few! A lovely woman was standing next to me looking at the canned pineapple & we started chatting. She told me that she buys crushed pineapple & uses it in a Dump Cake. She told me how she makes it & that it was delish! So, what could I do but go pick up the ingredients to try this cake.

I looked online & there are so many variations of Dump Cake. I decided to make mine with canned pineapple, cherry pie filling & a yellow cake mix. (she told me not use a white cake mix, so I listened to her since she seemed to be an expert on Dump Cake!)

I forgot to take pictures while I was preparing this because I made a video. But really this is the easiest dessert to make.

You can serve this with whipped cream or ice cream! Or maybe even both!

Here is the ‘recipe’


***You need a total of 36 oz/ 1080 ml filling

I used

1 19 oz/540 ml can crushed pineapple

1 540 ml can of cherry pie filling

1 boxed yellow cake mix

1 1/2 sticks ( 12 tbsp/6 oz ) of melted butter


Preheat oven to 350f

You will need a 9 x 13 baking dish

  1. Pour the.crushed pineapple in the bottom of the pan & spread it out evenly
  2. Spoon the cherry pie filling over the pineapple as evenly as possible
  3. Sprinkle the cake mix evenly over the fruit.
  4. Drizzle the melted butter over the top of the cake mix, Cover as much of the top as you can. ***At 45 minutes I checked on the cake & there were some dry spots so I put a bit of butter on those while it was finishing baking
  5. Pop this into the preheated oven until brown & cooked for about 45- 60 minutes … time depends on your oven of course.My oven bakes slowly so it took at least an hour for this to be cooked through & brown.
  6. Let cool before serving as the fruit will be really hot!


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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!