Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

When it came to Sunday Supper or last-minute visitors, cherry pineapple dump cake was my mom’s top pick from all her many cake recipes! Dump cake has been around for generations and for good reason!

These simple fruit cake recipes are made all in one pan, take a handful of minutes to make, and turn out picture-perfect every time- despite their less than an attractive name! Let’s head to the kitchen and get started!

You’ll be hooked on these super simple, super delicious cakes! After this recipe, my two other favorites are cherry crisp, peach dump cake, and apple dump cake. You’ve got to try them all!


This cake with cherries really couldn’t be simpler to make, but here are a few extra tips to help you out!

Press down the cake mix- Where the cake mix meets the fruit is the most delicious, moist, fruity cake. Pressing down the filling into the fruit a bit creates more of that yummy layer.

Tips For Making The Perfect Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake
Layer the butter- I don’t like the drizzle method of melted butter over the top of the cake. Instead, chill the butter and cut it into even slices. Layer the slices in rows over the top of the cake mix so you don’t get pools of butter or pockets of dry cake mix. It also gives the top a nice crunch and golden finish!


1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple
1 (21-ounce) Can cherry pie filling
1 box yellow cake mix
12 tablespoons butter, cut into 24 slices


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 X13 inch baking dish with nonstick baking spray.
Spread the crushed pineapple with the juice into the prepared baking dish.
Spread cherry pie filling on top of the crushed pineapple.
Evenly spread cake mix over top of the layers of pineapple and cherry and press down firmly. Arrange butter slices evenly over top of cake mix.
Bake in the preheated oven, 50-60 minutes, or until top is deep golden brown and bubbly. Serve warm