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Cherry Pineapple Pecan Dump Cake

This cherry pineapple dump cake is the perfect dessert for when you’re craving something delicious to satisfy your sweet tooth. With its delicious fruit filling and soft, gooey texture you’ll find yourself looking forward to not only eating the crushed pineapple cake, but making this easy cherry pineapple dump cake recipe.

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How delicious does this cherry pineapple pecan dump cake look? I love both pineapple and cherry, and when their flavors are combined in this delicious dump cake it makes an amazing dessert. Not only is this dessert recipe fantastic, but it’s so easy to make! 

If you’re looking for a healthy dessert, this cherry dump cake with pineapple probably isn’t the cake you’re looking for. Although it isn’t considered a healthy cake, its fresh fruit flavors make a yummy bowl full of delicious joy!  I live by the “everything in moderation” thought and feel like a few sweets are perfectly fine to indulge in occasionally. And this indulgent dessert is hard to resist!

What is a Dump Cake?

A dump cake is a type of dessert that uses canned fruit and cake mix as a base. The ingredients are mixed together, placed in a baking dish, and thrown into the oven for a short time to produce a quick and easy treat. There’s no need for any fancy equipment or desserts!

This recipe makes me think of my childhood when I was helping my mom make dinner one night. I will always remember the delicious smell of this cherry dump cake filling our kitchen. This recipe is a refreshing way to use up fresh summer fruit, but you can make it year-round with canned or frozen fruits too!

This Cherry Pineapple Pecan Dump Cake calls for only five ingredients and makes a simply delicious dessert! There are so many easy dump cake recipes, but the cherry dump cake with pineapple is one of my absolute favorites. This recipe shows you how to make cherry dump cake, but it’s even better when you add crushed pineapple to the mix!

What I Love About This Cherry Pineapple Pecan Dump Cake Recipe

The best part about dump cakes, you can just “dump” everything in and it’s ready to go in the over.

Dump cakes don’t take long too bake. This cherry dump cake with pineapple is a great dessert for a hot summer day when you just can’t stand to turn on the oven. It’s also a fun recipe to help kids have a creative night of cooking! I love sharing my favorite easy recipes with my family and friends, so hosting an event where everyone can make their own dump dessert sounds like a great idea to me!

What Type of Cake Mix To Use For Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake?

While this recipe calls for a yellow cake mix, I love using cherry flavored cake mix for this recipe too. It adds an extra layer of delicious flavor that’s hard to resist. You can use any other flavor that you’d prefer though!

Important Tips to Make the Best Dump Cake with Cherry and Pineapple

This recipe doesn’t require plenty of ingredients, it’s crazy easy too because all you need to do is dump all of them in a pan.

However, you still need to use a spatula to scrap the sides of the cans to get every bit of that filling and fruit. It also helps to make sure the batter is evenly spread so the cake cake bake evenly. We’re looking for a gooey cake, not an undercooked cake.

The stick of butter is melted and placed on top to give the cake an extra crispy texture. And that crispy top layer is the best part of the cake, in my opinion. That crunch paired with the warm center is absolute heaven!

Following these simple tips will help make your cherry pineapple dump cake the best  dessert at any gathering, pot luck, or family dinner.

How to Serve Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

While this cake is amazing on it’s own, I like to serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream fresh out of the oven.

The cool, creamy ice cream is a great balance for the sweet warm cake and together they make a dessert that’s perfect for any occasion!

How to Store Dump Cake

It’s important to store your dump cake in a airtight container. You can also cover it in plastic wrap or use a baking dish with a cover. Because there is so much fruit in the recipe, you’ll want to store it at room temperature area in your kitchen.

Supplies I used to make this Dump Cake

  • Baking Dish
  • Spatula
  • Oven Mitts

So easy, right? I’m so excited for you to try this summer recipe for yourself! Let me know what you think of this cherry pineapple dump cake in the comments and tag @LovingLivingLancaster if you post pics of your delicious dessert on social media.

Cherry Pineapple Pecan Dump Cake


  • 1 can of Cherry Pie Filling
  • 1 can of Crushed Pineapple
  • 1 box of Yellow Cake Mix with pudding
  • 1 cup of Butter get a stick and slice it
  • 1 cup of Pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. Mix your cherry pie filling and pineapple (do not drain) in the bottom of your pan and spread evenly.
    Step 1
  3. Pour dry cake mix over the cherry and pineapple.
    Step 2
  4. Place butter slices evenly over dry cake mix.
    Step 3
  5. Sprinkle top with pecans.
    Step 4
  6. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, until golden. Let cool.
  7. Serve and Enjoy!
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