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Pineapple Cherry Cake

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.
  • Makes
    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


  • 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.
  • Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until the top is browned.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 275 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 297mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • boosie91
    Feb 11, 2014

    Great when you add pecans on top

  • pammybo
    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
    Jan 7, 2012

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

  • faith1109
    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
    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
    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!!!