This is a recipe from one of our family cookbooks. Coconut and nuts can be added.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
1 Bundt cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Lightly grease a Bundt pan. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Pour pie filling into bottom of bundt pan, and on top of that pour the pineapple. Pour dry cake mix on top of pineapple. Slice butter or margarine over cake mix.

  • Bake for 35 to 45 minutes. This cake is best when served warm.

Nutrition Facts

400 calories; protein 2.4g 5% DV; carbohydrates 53g 17% DV; fat 20.4g 31% DV; cholesterol 41.5mg 14% DV; sodium 401.3mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2006
A couple of tips to make this cake even better: 1. Use a 9/13 pan. 2. Melt the butter before pouring it on top of the dry cake mix. 3. During the last 10 minutes of baking, sprinkle chopped walnuts and shredded coconut on top. This cake is out of this world! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
This is not a cake at all. It is more like a cobbler. Shouldn't even be in the cake catagory Read More
(18)
166 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 110
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2006
A couple of tips to make this cake even better: 1. Use a 9/13 pan. 2. Melt the butter before pouring it on top of the dry cake mix. 3. During the last 10 minutes of baking, sprinkle chopped walnuts and shredded coconut on top. This cake is out of this world! Read More
(261)
Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2004
can use 13x9" pan? do you drain the pineapple? Read More
(207)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2006
The proportions of the wet to dry ingredients in this recipe are the most perfect of all the 'dump cake' recipes I found on this site. I had no dry cake mix left on top. I had just a couple of tbsp. shy of the 1 cup butter. I cut the slices of butter into pats and placed them over the entire cake trying not to leave too many gaps. It worked perfectly. I only had about 1/3 cup coconut which was fine since so many reviews of dump cakes on this site state that there was too much dry ingredients and not enough wet. This was perfect. I whipped up some cream to put on top and my coworkers loved this cobbler-like dessert. I was leary of using a bundt pan so I put it in a 9x13 sprayed with pam and it worked fine. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2008
Easy and delicious! Perfect for summer cookouts or potlucks. BTW no need to drain the pineapples. Read More
(74)
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2006
This is really great and so easy to make.I used a 9 by 13 inch pan instead of a bundt pan and I topped it off with pecans and coconut. It turned out wonderful. I can't decide if I like it better warm or cold. Read More
(56)
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2012
Made this for the first time and it came out perfect. Took to a pary and all loved it! I made only a few changes recommended by other reviewers....I used a 9x13 pan, layered the cherries, then pineapple (do not drain), then I added 1 cup of shredded coconut next followed by 1 cup of chopped pecans and lastly the box of yellow cake mix....Don't stir it all up....just leave in layers...then I used 2 sticks of butter...one I melted and poured over the cake mix and the other stick I sliced and layed in the spots where the melted butter didn't reach...this made it cook perfectly without any gaps of uncooked dried cake mix leftover as I have had in the past. Turned out absolutley perfect!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2007
I love making this. It is so easy and tastes so good. I have made this several times and have never had a problem. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2010
This is a great recipe! My mom used to make this for me when I was little (without the pineapple) and sometimes she would use blueberry pie filling instead of cherry filling. I don't recommend using a metal 9X13 pan if you plan to store the leftovers in the pan - the acids in the pineapple start to corrode the pan! Use a 9X13 glass baking dish instead. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2006
Ive made this for 20 YEARS!! No changes needed absolutely wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
This is not a cake at all. It is more like a cobbler. Shouldn't even be in the cake catagory Read More
(18)
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