Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is another dump cake variation (see my recipes for a chocolate 3 ingredient one), this one with pineapples, cherries, yellow cake mix and nuts. The best thing about these cakes is that there are no bowls to wash, no mixing and no grief. Just dump it all in the pan and bake!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Dump pineapples with juice and cherry pie filling into a 9 x 13 inch pan and smooth out.
  3. Sprinkle cake mix evenly over fruit.
  4. Next, sprinkle pecans over all.
  5. Drizzle butter over the top.
  6. Bake for an hour.
  7. Serve in pan.
Most Helpful

Dump cake is Divine. Easy to assemble and bake. Great recipe for a beginner baker. I substituted chopped walnuts for pecans and it was great. I could not find my 13x9 baking pan (due to remodel) so I used two 9" cake pans and divided ingredients evenly. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I will add Dump Cake to our Thanksgiving dessert menu. My hubby loves it too.

Luv2CooknBake September 02, 2011

I agree that one stick of butter is plenty here. This is a great cobbler type cake! Rich and delicious! I used 1 pint of zucchini pineapple for the can of crushed pineapple, and it worked very well. Since I usually add some amaretto to my homemade cherry pie filling, and I had to use canned this time, I added 2 TB amaretto to the melted butter for a little 'kick'. It was delicious. I used about 1/4 c extra pecans on top because I wanted to use them up. I had tasted this type of cake before, but never with the pecans on top. Don't skip the nuts! They toast up beautifully on top, with the melted butter poured over them. AMAZING flavor! Blending a little cinnamon in with the cake mix or even with the melted butter would also add a delicious layer of flavor. Super with ice cream, or cool whip that's still frozen.

SrtaMaestra February 07, 2010

My husband and I loved this cake. It was more like a cobbler once baked. And my husband doesn't even like cherry pie filling. But he ate this up with some ice cream. Fabulous !

Sherry & Carl September 06, 2009