Looking for a way to make people happy with just five ingredients? This Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake is it. All you do is dump, sprinkle, and bake for a sweet, juicy, and fruity dessert that’s so simple even kids couldn’t mess it up. Just make sure to scatter the butter evenly so all the dry mix gets coated. If you’re not keen on cherry pie, almost any canned pie filling will do. For a quick upgrade, top with sliced almonds.


Credit: Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Prissy Lee

Recipe Summary

10 mins
1 hr
Serves 12 (serving size: 1 slice)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 13- x 9-inch baking dish with baking spray. Drain pineapple chunks, reserving 1/2 cup juice. Dump pineapple and reserved juice into baking dish, spreading into an even layer. Dump cherry pie filling on top of pineapple; stir to combine. Sprinkle evenly with cake mix; top evenly with butter slices. 

  • Bake in preheated oven until top is golden and a wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack 15 minutes. Serve.