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cherry dump cake topped with vanilla ice cream on a white plate.

Cherry Dump Cake

Published by Kate
This easy dump cake is made with crushed pineapple and yellow cake mix—just dump everything into the pan and watch it bake into a delicious cake!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 442 kcal


  • 1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 (21 oz) can cherry pie filling
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) cold butter, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • To serve: vanilla ice cream or whipped cream


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13x9 inch pan with cooking spray.
  • Spread the pineapple and its juice into the bottom of the pan. Dollop the cherry pie filling on top and spread gently across the pineapple.
  • Pour the dry yellow cake mix on top and spread it evenly over the top. Place the slices of butter on top of the cake mix so that they cover the entire pan.
  • Place the pan in the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the pan and sprinkle the chopped pecans over the top. Bake for 15 minutes more, or until the top is lightly golden. The center will still jiggle a little in the middle when it’s done—and that’s ok!
  • Let the dump cake cool slightly, then serve warm with vanilla ice cream on top.


You can substitute peach or blueberry pie filling for the cherry pie filling. 
Instead of ice cream, whipped cream is also delicious on top! 


Calories: 442kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 3gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 325mgPotassium: 173mgFiber: 2gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 603IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 115mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cherry dump cake, dump cake
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