You can vary this dump cake by using apple pie filling and white, golden, or spice cake mix. Serve with whipped cream or soft ice cream.

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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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  • Spread pineapple in a 9 x 13 inch pan. Sprinkle a layer of angel flake coconut on top of the pineapple, and then a layer of dry pudding mix. Spread the cherry pie filling evenly over pudding mix, and sprinkle dry cake mix over pie filling. Cut butter into thin slices, and arrange on top of cake mix

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  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for one hour. Cool.

Nutrition Facts

198 calories; 8.1 g total fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 277 mg sodium. 31.7 g carbohydrates; 1.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2008
The easy way to get an even layer of butter so that all the cake mix gets some is to grate a very cold stick of butter evenly over the top. Use the butter wrapper to hold the stick as you grate. You may also use frozen butter. When the dry cake is covered evenly it is crisp and buttery in the finished product (which is NOT supposed to be cake-like but more of a fruit crisp.) Delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/09/2003
What did I do wrong? Perhaps I don't know what a dump cake is suppose to look like, but I thought it was a mess, not only to look at, but overly sweet. Was something left out of the recipe? The cake mix just sat on the top, uncooked. Why was it baked? It looked the same as it went into the oven. What an expensive waste if ingredients! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2008
The easy way to get an even layer of butter so that all the cake mix gets some is to grate a very cold stick of butter evenly over the top. Use the butter wrapper to hold the stick as you grate. You may also use frozen butter. When the dry cake is covered evenly it is crisp and buttery in the finished product (which is NOT supposed to be cake-like but more of a fruit crisp.) Delicious! Read More
(99)
Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2008
The easy way to get an even layer of butter so that all the cake mix gets some is to grate a very cold stick of butter evenly over the top. Use the butter wrapper to hold the stick as you grate. You may also use frozen butter. When the dry cake is covered evenly it is crisp and buttery in the finished product (which is NOT supposed to be cake-like but more of a fruit crisp.) Delicious! Read More
(99)
Rating: 1 stars
07/09/2003
What did I do wrong? Perhaps I don't know what a dump cake is suppose to look like, but I thought it was a mess, not only to look at, but overly sweet. Was something left out of the recipe? The cake mix just sat on the top, uncooked. Why was it baked? It looked the same as it went into the oven. What an expensive waste if ingredients! Read More
(57)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2006
I love this recipe - I used a caramel flavored cake mix and apple pie filling. Wonderful! Be sure to use all the juice in the pineapple - do not drain. I even used a sugar-free vanilla pudding mix and it turned out great. A keeper! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/09/2006
I immediately see a couple of problems with the recipe...too much dry ingredient and not enough butter. The pudding mix is unnecessary as most cake mixes already have pudding in the mix. By adding more DRY pudding one may end up with a gelatinous type substance. Coconut will also make sometimes make things a bit on the dry side.(ever put coconut in a sweetbread of some sort?). Most dump cakes call for AT LEAST 3/4 cup butter. When you add it all up it is no wonder that most reviewers end up with dry cake mix on top that does not go anywhere (but perhaps in the garbage). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2003
I didn't care for the pudding mix in the cake. There were areas that had almost a gel-like texture. I made this recipe without the pudding all the time and I will continue to do so. We did really like the addition of coconut to the recipe. That was a new one for us and will be a future variation for this recipe. I have also made this recipe with white or yellow cake mix and it was very good as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2003
This one is a hit. My 5 year old grandson made it and the whole family and friends loved it.He was beaming from ear to ear when we told him it was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/09/2003
This recipe bombed! It's not worth your time or expense. I would suggest use choose a different recipe whether than trying this one. It sounded as though it would be really good. It's NOT. It might be easy to make but it's NOT GOOD! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2006
I've made this recipe twice. It always receives RAVE reviews and everyone wants the recipe. Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2003
Took this cake to a church event and everyone LOVED IT! Very easy and very tastie. Well make it again. Read More
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