Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Have always loved the ability to just "throw" a cake together and not have to worry about it. This time I did not have the usual crushed pineapple or yellow cake mix. I tried this mix and it was a real hit

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 16 14 ounces lemon cake mix (I used double pudding type)
  • 21 ounces cherry pie filling
  • 20 ounces fruit salad, tropical*
  • 4 ounces butter, melted (i stick, can use margarine)
  • 12-34 cup pecans, chopped
  • 14 cup flaked coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly spray a 9X13 baking pan.
  3. Pour in fruit salad with liquid and pie filling. Mix together.
  4. Sprinkle cake mix over top evenly.
  5. Top with nuts.
  6. Drizzle butter over it all.
  7. Top with coconut.
  8. Bake, uncovered, 50-60 minutes.
  9. Enjoy as is or serve with a mango sorbet.
  10. * I used a mixture of pineapple, papaya(red and yellow), and guava in passion fruit juice.


Most Helpful

Very easy to do and it is rewarding for the little time spent.

YungB July 13, 2008

Well I made this last night but I did change it a bit. Instead of pouring over melted butter I threw a can of lite coconut cream over the top and it was delicious. Thanx for such a simple dessert.

Wendy's Kitchen May 04, 2007

I love making dump cakes, makes it seemlike I slaved over something so simple! A hit with my family sweet and tropic tasting. Thanks Happy Harry#2! March 09, 2006

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