There are some things my mom makes that are so good I demand the recipe so I can make it myself. This pineapple cherry dump cake is one of those. I asked her to bring the recipe with her when she came to visit a few weekends ago. She laughed and said it’s so easy, you barely need a recipe. And it IS. My favorite kind of recipe. An easy, no fuss one.
Also, this recipe only uses four ingredients. FOUR ingredients to make a delicious cake. With a weird name. I know, dump cake isn’t exactly the most flattering of names. But I think it basically means you dump ingredients into a cake pan, stick in the oven, and bake. Also, you use a spoon to kind of just dump onto a pile on your plate to eat. It doesn’t matter how this pineapple cherry dump cake looks, it only matters how it tastes. And it’s delicious.
This recipe also gets it’s inspiration from a pineapple upside down cake… but it’s just a LOT easier to make. So it is basically a pineapple upside down dump cake.
One thing I love about this dump cake is it just uses canned fruit. That means you can make it any time of year. If you want those tropical flavors in summer, go ahead. If you are wanting to bring some brightness to your fall or winter days, make this dump cake. Also, it’s great for holidays! If you’re going to a relative’s house for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or another holiday, this is a quick and easy dessert to make.
So let’s talk about what do to.
First, you preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Then you just get out a cake pan and add the pineapple and cherries.
Next, mix it all together.
Melt the butter, combine with yellow cake mix, and stir until crumbly.
Sprinkle into the pan.
Bake, cool slightly, then scoop some out to enjoy!
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Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake
- 1 can cherry pie filling (about 14.5 oz)
- 1 can crushed pineapple (8 oz)
- 1 box yellow cake mix (about 15.25 oz)
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
- Spread the cherry pie filling and pineapple in an ungreased 9x13 inch pan. Mix together until combined.
- Melt the butter, then mix with the cake mix until crumbly.
- Sprinkle the cake mixture over the fruit.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes until light brown.
- Serve warm or cool. Scoop out servings with a spoon or spatula and dump onto a plate.