Mama’s Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

Mama's Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake 2Mama’s Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake, an easy dessert!

When going through some of our recipes, I ran across Mama’s Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake. I had never made it, but it looked easy. The ingredients were items I already had in my pantry . . . PLUS #1! And, it had a really short list of ingredients . . .PLUS #2! Since I have been looking for easier recipes that working moms can make, this Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake seemed a likely candidate.

Mama had saved this recipe years ago, and it was in some of her clippings of various recipes she wanted to “someday” make. I don’t know where she got the recipe or how old it actually is.

Making Mama’s Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake . . .

When the title of the recipe is a DUMP cake, that is EXACTLY what you do. You DUMP the ingredients in a baking dish, then bake. It absolutely couldn’t be simpler! Perfect for a quick, but delicious dessert.

The ingredients are layered:

  • Crushed pineapple
  • Cherry Pie Filling

Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

  • Yellow Cake mix

Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

  • Then drizzle with butter and chopped pecans and bake.

Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

The Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake bakes to a golden brown. Delicious! In fact, Lynn ate over HALF of the cake himself. He said he thought it was one of the best desserts I had made in a long time:) Hmmm . . . Guess that confirms my thoughts: You can make a really delicious meal/ dessert with few ingredients and a little time!

Have you ever made a Dump Cake? If so, what flavor was it?

Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

Mama’s Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake Recipe


  • 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 (21-ounce) can cherry pie filling
  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • ¾ cup butter, melted
  • ½ cup chopped pecans (toasted if you like)
  • Frozen whipped topping, thawed


  1. Spray a 13×9-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Spread crushed pineapple over the bottom of the pan.
  3. Spread cherry pie filling over the top of the pineapple.
  4. Sprinkle cake mix evenly over pie filling.
  5. Drizzle with melted butter.
  6. Sprinkle with chopped pecans.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.
  8. To serve: Top with a dollop of whipped topping.

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