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Cherry pineapple dump cake with a wooden spoon.
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5 from 3 votes

Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

What do you get when you mix crushed pineapple, cherry pie filling, butter, and a yellow cake mix? The best darn Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake dessert recipe EVER! This easy-to-make dessert has a cobbler-like feel and is perfect for summer outings or potlucks. You'll be surprised at how good it tastes - don't just take my word for it, try the recipe yourself.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry dump cake, Cherry pineapple dump cake, Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 508cal
Author: Amy Desrosiers
Cost: $4


  • 9 x 13 bake pan
  • oven (adjusted to the center rack position)
  • Wooden Spoon
  • can opener
  • cutting board & knife


  • 18.25 ounces yellow cake mix
  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple
  • 20 ounces cherry pie filling
  • 12 tablespoons butter unsalted


  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a 9 x 13 casserole dish with nonstick spray.
  • Add pineapple and all juice to the bottom of the dish. Add cherry pie filling over the top and gently spread.
  • Sprinkle cake mix over fruit mixture. Using a wooden spoon, gently incorporate the juice into the cake mix to moisten it.
  • Evenly distribute butter pads to the top of the cake.
  • Place dump cake into the oven uncovered and bake for 55-60 minutes. The cake will become a deep golden brown once done and will look crispy on top with a fluffy inner. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving warm.


Nutritional values may vary and are meant to be a guide.


Serving: 1portion | Calories: 508cal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 232mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 707IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg