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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? 

pineapple dump cake recipe

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. 

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 Recipe

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

dump cake recipe

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 for Pineapple Dump Cake Recipe – Easy, Fun and Delicious! 

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Pineapple Dump Cake

dump cake recipe
  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 min.
  • Yield: 1 cake 1x
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Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Grease a 9 x 13 in. pan
  2. Dump the applesauce and spread out
  3. Dump the crushed pineapple and spread out
  4. Spread 1 package of yellow cake mix over the pineapple
  5. Pour melted butter over the cake mix
  6. Sprinkle chopped nuts over the butter
  7. Do not stir!
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour
  9. 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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14 Comments

  1. What size am of crushed pineapple

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

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

        • Yes. Just dump the whole can in – juice and all! πŸ™‚

          • 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.

            • 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. πŸ™ 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

            • 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. πŸ™ 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. 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!

    • 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. πŸ™‚

  3. Could I make this in a crockpot?

  4. Applesauce layer creates an unappetizing texture.

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

  5. Can’t wait to bake this for my husband he loves pineapple

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