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Pineapple Cherry Cake Recipe

When our granddaughter visits us on weekends, I try to find something fun for her to do. Since packaged ingredients are simply layered in a pan, this is an easy treat that even a young child can fix.—Melissa Defauw, Auburn Hills, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 50 min. YIELD:12-16 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry or blueberry pie filling
  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted


  • 1. Evenly spread pineapple in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Carefully spread with pie filling. Sprinkle with dry cake mix. Drizzle with butter.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until the top is browned. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 275 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 297mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

Reviews for Pineapple Cherry Cake

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boosie91 User ID: 1299770 21352
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2014

"Great when you add pecans on top"

pammybo User ID: 5523460 47710
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2013

"Yes! I call it a "dump cake" too. It is great and very easy. Requested often for church pot lucks. I have also sprinkled top with chopped pecans just after pouring melted butter on top. yummy!"

Sprowl User ID: 29186 16729
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"This recipe is great in the crock pot, which is how I bake it."

faith1109 User ID: 4933239 21346
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2010

"I have also used strawberry pie filling. We call this a dump cake. It is so quick and simple my 7 year old makes it. Excellent served warm with vanilla ice cream. Yummie!"

guinbt User ID: 2085968 22014
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2009

"We also call it "dump cake" but we sprinkle coconut and chopped walnuts on before the butter is poured on!

Yooper in Upper Michigan"

gramx5 User ID: 2475718 202573
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2008

"we call this 'dump cake' where I come from, because you just dump all the ingredients into the pan. It's really easy and delicious!!!"

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