Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 1 hr

Eat at your own risk. A childhood tradition was to eat dump cake with lots of fake "vanilla" flavored ice cream. I miss those days! Now a new tradition that is served every year on New Year's Eve.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) box white cake mix (I've also used spice cake mix) or 1 (18 ounce) box yellow cake mix (I've also used spice cake mix)
  • 12 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 2 (15 ounce) cansfruit pie filling (apple, cherry and lemon were our favorites)
  • 12 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can crushed pineapple
  • 1 12 cups walnuts or 1 12 cups pecans, chopped


  1. Grease a large, 10" diameter, deep tube pan.
  2. Stir the almond extract into the canned fruit. Then dump the fruit filling into the tube pan. Dump the whole can of crushed pineapple onto the fruit filling. Pour DRY cake mix over fruit filling. Add chopped nuts to top of filling. DO NOT MIX.
  3. Cut butter up into pats and dot top of cake mix.
  4. Bake for 1 hour in 350 degree oven. Great with vanilla ice cream.
  5. Serve warm.


Most Helpful

I make this cake all the time. I usually use pineapple upside down cake mix. Oh to die for

sharim June 18, 2008

This was easy to make and apparently very tasty. I tried it but it was way too sweet for me. I will be making this again though because my family has requested it again.

kclay61 March 12, 2007

Thanks Cookgirl! This recipe was so easy and so yummy. It was great with icecream and my family scarfed it up! This does make an easy holiday get together dessert.

Starlita October 22, 2005

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