This super recipe is easy to make, using yellow cake mix, canned cherries, and crushed pineapple to make a dump cake.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
1 -9x13 inch pan
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Dump pineapple and cherries into one 9x13 inch pan and mix together. Top with cake mix and slice butter or margarine over mix.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes or until brown and bubbling. Remove and serve warm or cold.

Nutrition Facts

148 calories; protein 1.2g 3% DV; carbohydrates 22.2g 7% DV; fat 6.4g 10% DV; cholesterol 10.6mg 4% DV; sodium 169.5mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2008
You want it to come out rich? Sweet? Mild? Blah? The difference is in the ingredients. I have been making this for years and have found a great difference in the taste. Cherry pie fillings come in different types... (Use a good brand like Comstock)Sweet cherries, tart cherries, dark red cherries... the regular cherries don't have enough bang. And if a cheap brand of pineapple packed with water is used at the same time, the whole thing will come out blah! Sweet cherries and syrup packed pineapple will make it very sweet and will need to be served in small pieces with whipped cream or icecream to make it enjoyable. Sweet cheries can be offset by the wateer packed pineapple and make it mildly sweet. So you can work around what you have. Cheap cake mix, tastes like cheap cake mix. This works better with a rich major brand mix. If that is all you have, mix a teaspoon of Vanilla to the pineapple, and take a 1/4 cup of the cakemix out before sprinkling it on top. This gives you a higher fruit to cake ratio, but it will turn out better. For a denser cake, try a good brand of brownie mix. The chocolate and cherrirs are a great match! I spread the pineapple on the bottom and sprinkle the cherries on top of that. Also, I sprinkle the chopped walnuts on top of the cake mix before adding the slices butter. Do yourself a favor and use butter, not marjarine or 'spread'. Your top will be slightly crusty, browned and the whole thing will be rich and satisfying. Bake it wil love! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/23/2002
I thought this recipe lacked everything. It was simple to make however it was worse than something you buy in a box and put together. I'm sorry! Read More
(23)
152 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 111
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2008
You want it to come out rich? Sweet? Mild? Blah? The difference is in the ingredients. I have been making this for years and have found a great difference in the taste. Cherry pie fillings come in different types... (Use a good brand like Comstock)Sweet cherries, tart cherries, dark red cherries... the regular cherries don't have enough bang. And if a cheap brand of pineapple packed with water is used at the same time, the whole thing will come out blah! Sweet cherries and syrup packed pineapple will make it very sweet and will need to be served in small pieces with whipped cream or icecream to make it enjoyable. Sweet cheries can be offset by the wateer packed pineapple and make it mildly sweet. So you can work around what you have. Cheap cake mix, tastes like cheap cake mix. This works better with a rich major brand mix. If that is all you have, mix a teaspoon of Vanilla to the pineapple, and take a 1/4 cup of the cakemix out before sprinkling it on top. This gives you a higher fruit to cake ratio, but it will turn out better. For a denser cake, try a good brand of brownie mix. The chocolate and cherrirs are a great match! I spread the pineapple on the bottom and sprinkle the cherries on top of that. Also, I sprinkle the chopped walnuts on top of the cake mix before adding the slices butter. Do yourself a favor and use butter, not marjarine or 'spread'. Your top will be slightly crusty, browned and the whole thing will be rich and satisfying. Bake it wil love! Read More
(486)
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2006
A couple of tips to make this cake even better: 1. Melt the butter before pouring it on top of the dry cake mix. 2. During the last 10 minutes of baking, sprinkle chopped walnuts and shredded coconut on top. This cake is out of this world! Read More
(154)
Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2005
This is similar to a family recipe I have been making for years...only my recipe calls for 1/2 box of yellow cake mix and I think the ratio of cake to fruit is better that way. I have made it with both cherry pie filling and plain pitted cherries, and I think my favorite is using *light* cherry pie filling. It's not quite as sweet as regular, but it still thickens up the filling, as opposed to plain cherries which can be a little watery. It is absolutely wonderful with 1/2 cup chopped walnuts stirred into the fruit. This ingredient should be mandatory as it adds texture and crunch. Everybody always loves dump cake!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2005
Just thought I would say that this is a fantastic recipe and that I have been making another version of:dump cake" since I was a kid. 1 package white cake mix 2 cans pie filling (whatever you like) and 1/2 stick butter or margarine. blend cake mix and butter till like peas place pie filling into a greased pan top with cake and butter mix and bake for 40 minutes at 350. Makes more of a crisp than a cake but it is good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2004
I make a variation of this... I use cherry pie filling instead of the pitted cherries and I use vanilla or white cake mix. Also I sometimes make it with blueberry pie filling and canned peaches mixed together or apple pie filling with canned pear slices. All are scrumptious and your dessert is made SO QUICKLY! I keep these ingredients on hand for those just-in-case moments. Thanks for posting this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2004
I have made this for years and it is 2 of my kids (now 19 & 28) favorite for their birthdays!I always add coconut and layer it WITHOUT stirring at all. Cherries undrained piineapple cake mix melted butter nuts and coconut. GREAT! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2011
I love this quick and easy dessert. I make it with blueberry pie filling instead of the cherry, and the combination of fruits is incredible. Everyone will love it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2008
This was a good cake, it's not too sweet, but just enough with a glass of wine. Tip: 1/2 cup of butter is not enough. I did 1 cup of butter and that was perfect, I also added coccanut to the top the last 5 minutes, this made it so good. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2007
I really love this recipe, excepted I used blueberry pie filling and crushed pineapple instead of cherry. Everybody I've served it to just loved it. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/23/2002
I thought this recipe lacked everything. It was simple to make however it was worse than something you buy in a box and put together. I'm sorry! Read More
(23)
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