Pineapple Dump Cake Recipe with Applesauce

It’s really that easy. Dump – Spread – Bake! The kids really enjoyed making this Pineapple Dump Cake Recipe and we all really enjoyed eating it over the holidays. Come on in and I’ll share the fun recipe for Pineapple Dump Cake Recipe – Easy, Fun, and Delicious!

pineapple dump cake recipe

Pineapple Dump Cake Recipe

Easy to make – delicious, moist, fruit-filled, and nutty. What more could you ask from a dessert?

Another great thing about dump cakes is that you can change things up simply by substituting 1 can of fruit for a different type of canned fruit.

If you are looking for easy dessert recipes then you might like my recipes for Marbled Cheesecake Brownies, Coconut Lemon Bars, or Baked Apple Cider Donut bites

pineapple dump cake recipe

I hope you’ll give this combination a try.  It’s an older combination from a church recipe book. My family loves the applesauce and pineapple combination.

pineapple dump cake with applesauce

I think coconut flakes would also be a wonderful addition to this cake flavor.

pineapple dump cake

What are some fruit combinations for Dump Cake that you can try?

  • cherry pie filling and crushed pineapple
  • strawberry pie filling and peach pie filling
  • peach pie filling and apple pie filling
  • 2 cans of apple pie filling
  • 2 cans of blueberry

How do you make a dump cake?

  1. Pour 2 types of fruit pie filling into the bottom of the cake pan
  2. Pour 1 box of yellow cake onto the pie filling
  3. Pour melted butter over the dry cake mix
  4. Sprinkle nuts – like pecans or walnuts over the butter

Here’s a quick Video to show you how I made this Dump Cake Recipe…

Here’s the recipe forย Pineapple Dump Cake Recipe – Easy, Fun, and Delicious!

pineapple dump cake

Pineapple Dump Cake

A delicious and easy cake to enjoy with family and friends
4 from 6 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 788cal
Author: Melissa

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. of applesauce about 1/2 of a regular sized applesauce jar
  • 1 20 oz. crushed pineapple can – undrained
  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup butter melted – unsalted
  • 1&1/2 cup chopped nuts like walnuts or pecans
  • Topping – whipped cream

Instructions

  • Grease a 9 x 13 in. pan
  • Dump the applesauce and spread out
  • Dump the crushed pineapple and spread out
  • Spread 1 package of yellow cake mix over the pineapple
  • Pour melted butter over the cake mix
  • Sprinkle chopped nuts over the butter
  • Do not stir!
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour
  • Serve with a topping of whipped cream

Notes

*Only use 12 oz. of applesauce – about half of a regular-sized applesauce jar
If you liked the recipe, please consider coming back to review it. Thank you so much!
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Nutrition

Calories: 788cal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 62g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 31g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 524mg | Potassium: 339mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 3mg
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This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. Maryhill

    What size am of crushed pineapple

    1. Melissa

      I used 1 (20 oz.) can of crushed pineapple. Thank your for bringing that to my attention. I’ll update the recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. robin

        do you put in the juice from pineapple, I’m assuming, just checking

        1. Melissa

          Yes. Just dump the whole can in – juice and all! ๐Ÿ™‚

          1. robin

            I know it said not to mix together, but I had just sprinkled the cake over the pineapple, not spread and it didn’t turn out. was I supposed to spread/ mix the cake in? was still just dry cake mix.

            1. Melissa

              Oh bummer! Just Dry Cake Mix? That stinks! I’m so sorry that it didn’t turn out. To answer your question, I did not mix the cake in. I just gently spread it out over the top of the crushed pineapple. I don’t think sprinkling the cake mix over it would have been a problem either. Just to be sure…I looked at some other recipes on the web that are similar to this one and two out of three just sprinkled it. The other spread it over the filling. Did you pour the melted butter over the top and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees? I’m so upset that it didn’t turn out for you. ๐Ÿ™ It’s such a fun cake.

              I’m including the links to the other Dump Cake Recipes. Maybe you’ll see something in those that will help.

              Here’s an apple raspberry one from Six Sisters -https://www.sixsistersstuff.com/recipe/2014/02/apple-raspberry-dump-cake/

              Then, here’s another one from Mostly Homemade – http://www.mostlyhomemademom.com/2014/06/peach-walnut-dump-cake.html

              This one does spread it, like I did – from Lemon Tree Dwelling – https://www.lemontreedwelling.com/2014/05/peaches-cream-dump-cake.html

            2. Melissa

              Oh bummer! Just Dry Cake Mix? That stinks! I’m so sorry that it didn’t turn out. To answer your question, I did not mix the cake in. I just gently spread it out over the top of the crushed pineapple. I don’t think sprinkling the cake mix over it would have been a problem either. Just to be sure…I looked at some other recipes on the web that are similar to this one and two out of three just sprinkled it. The other spread it over the filling. Did you pour the melted butter over the top and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees? I’m so upset that it didn’t turn out for you. ๐Ÿ™ It’s such a fun cake.

              I’m including the links to the other Dump Cake Recipes. Maybe you’ll see something in those that will help.

              Here’s an apple raspberry one from Six Sisters -https://www.sixsistersstuff.com/recipe/2014/02/apple-raspberry-dump-cake/

              Then, here’s another one from Mostly Homemade – http://www.mostlyhomemademom.com/2014/06/peach-walnut-dump-cake.html

              This one does spread it, like I did – from Lemon Tree Dwelling – https://www.lemontreedwelling.com/2014/05/peaches-cream-dump-cake.html

  2. Ariana

    Do you think this would work for cupcakes? Does the pan help crisp it up in a way that a cupcake couldn’t?
    It sounds so easy and delicious!

    1. Melissa

      I’m really not sure that it would work for cupcakes. It’s kind of a cake and a pie all miked into one dessert. The crust is on top and the filling is on the bottom. If you do try it, make sure that you spread the ingredients out evenly between each cupcake. I would also use liners. Definitely come back and let us know how it went. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Natalie E

    Could I make this in a crockpot?

    1. Melissa

      You can convert almost any oven recipe into a crockpot recipe. I’ll provide a couple of links that will help you with the conversion time from oven to crock pot and several other helpful tips. The time will go from one hour to about 4 hours on high, you’ll want to make sure the size of the slow cooker is compatible with the amount of batter you are placing in for your baking times. Larger crock pots are better than smaller ones for most cake batters. Another tip when baking cakes in crock pot is to place a paper towel under the lid to absorb the excess moisture. That way your cake can bake evenly and won’t get too soggy. Here are the links I promised to help you get a better understanding of baking in your Slow Cooker. ๐Ÿ™‚ http://www.slowcookercentral.com/converting-ovenstove-recipes-slow-cooking-recipes/ and https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/dessert/other-dessert/oven-or-stove-top-to-crock-pot.html

  4. Mel

    2 stars
    Applesauce layer creates an unappetizing texture.

    1. Melissa

      I can understand that the applesauce texture isn’t for everybody. Thanks for trying it, anyway.

  5. Connie May

    Canโ€™t wait to bake this for my husband he loves pineapple

    1. Winta

      I do this but this is my version. Golden delicious apples peeled and sliced thin vs applesauce. I use from 3 to 5 depending on taste. My family like the cake topping the most so typically 3. I place the apples in a buttered dish, pour a can of crushed pineapple with half juice drained on top of apples (I use pineapples in juice, not syrup but that’s up to you). For the topping, I use one box butter cake mix, half to whole stick butter and chopped pecans. I mix this to a crumble topping, not too dry, not too doughy, about half a stick l will get you there but I add alot of pecans so I use a little more butter. Not much. Crumble topping over fruit. Bake at 350 until golden. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ

      1. Melissa

        That sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing. I can’t wait to try it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. linda

    can you make it with 2 cans of crushed pinapple instead of applesauce?

    1. Melissa

      Yes. You can definitely do that. It’s usually a cake mix, and 2 cans of some filling – like pie filling or crushed pineapple.

  7. Gina Hodge

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious!!! And so easy to make. Didn’t use applesauce but 1 1/2 cans crushed pineapple. Definitely will be making again.

    1. Melissa

      Yay! I’m so glad that you liked it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for coming back to tell me and rating it. You made my day!

  8. Kristin

    4 stars
    I made this tonight. I really liked it but I might cook it longer than an hour next time, it was very wet. I also used salted butter (it was what I had) and I liked the bit of salt to cut the sweet.

    1. Melissa

      I think the salt would be delicious. Yum! Thank you for letting me know that you liked the recipe. I hope it will turn out better for you next time. I wonder if it’s the applesauce causing it to stay too moist(?).