Make Your Hubby Happy 5 Ingredient Dump Cake

Whenever we do a potluck barbecue or church luncheon, I like to try and offer to bring the dessert. Not only can I whip this up super fast, everyone always enjoys it. There’s nothing more satisfying than watching the people you love enjoy something that you have made for them. There is hardly ever any leftovers either so I don’t have to worry about storing anything. I just wash out the pan at the end of the day and clean up is done! Check out what they are saying about this recipe over at Recipe Lion:

” It has all the great tropical flavor that you’d expect, plus so much more.”

You will be the talk of the party when you show up with this yummy dump cake. Nobody will believe how easy it is to make either!



1 can crushed Dole pineapple, with juice

1 can cherry pie filling

¾ cup chopped nuts

1 box Duncan Hines yellow cake mix (dry)

1 stick Land O’ Lakes butter



Use a 9×12-inch pan, ungreased.

Spread in layers, crushed pineapple, cherry pie filling, chopped pecans (reserving (1/4 cup), dry cake mix, butter (cut-up in small pieces) and remaining pecans

Bake about 25 minutes at 350 degrees or until golden brown on top.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.




Quick Tip: Use a vanilla or cherry cake mix instead of yellow.
Thanks again to Recipe Lion for this simple and delicious recipe.



Dump in the pineapple then the cherry pie filling then the cake mix then the nuts (then I put coconut) and then put pats of butter all over the top and bake. Easy Peezy!! And delicious I make it all the time my family and friends love it. I also spray my pan with pam or something similar so cleanup is easy.

I use 20 oz cans of pie filling and pineapple. Ree Drummond has this on food network website without the nuts. It bakes for 45-55 minutes there too. Cake mix gets nice crunchy crust.

I use the 20 oz. Crushed pinrapple because I love it. The picture was taken before the dry cske mix, butter and nuts were put on top before baking. Blueberry pie filling can be used in place of the cherry.
I like to use butter pecan. Or cherry chip cake mix. Experiment a little. I also melt the butter and pour over the cake (also use 1 1/2 – 2 sticks of margarine).

Never have seen the recipe with pineapple or nuts! We use apple pie filling a lot – try it with a spice cake mix or add some cinnamon with the filling. Many times we use 1 can of apple filling and 1 of cherry and when I want to make a huge batch for Hubs to take to work I will use 1 can of apple, 1 cherry and 1 blueberry. Strawberry rhubarb is also good. One combo I keep wanting to try but haven’t yet is cherry pie filling with a chocolate cake mix – like black forest (without the pineapple though). I rememember my mom making this when I was a teen.

pam spencer no put in pineapple. cherry, then sprinkle cake mix to cover fruit then the butter and

I originally read it the same way you did. You reserve 1/4 cup of the nuts, not the cake mix. The extra nuts go on top of the cake mix and butter.

Recipe says fruit first mixed together, then the pecans, then put the cake mix on top of the nuts then add the butter.

Recipe does not call for cake mix first: Spread in layers, crushed pineapple, cherry pie filling, chopped pecans (reserving (1/4 cup), dry cake mix, butter (cut-up in small pieces) and remaining pecans

Julie this is so very easy it doesn’t seem like it would work but its awesome. I make them all the time, fast n easy

All you people have to do is google Dump Cake.
This is not rocket science at all Seems most people can not read or comprehend. It’s a pity 🙄

Thought I was the only one wondering if people were reading the directions. Lord, how hard is it to follow directions? Maybe some of these commenters shouldn’t in the kitchen…geez

Sounds great however if you put the fruit on the bottom why does the picture show the fruit on top? Very confused.

It really doesn’t matter the order in which you place the ingredients. Do it how you prefer 🙂

Looks delish, might try this combination next. I have made dump cake with apple pie filling and also blueberry pie filling (not mixed together) the family loves it!

It is so easy, and yes, I’ve made this so many times. We just love it and so does everyone else that I make it for. The recipe explains how to do it, and it’s all done within the cake pan. No messy dishes except for what I melt the butter in.
I’ve used blueberries, blackberries pie filling. Experiment with it. You have nothing to lose. It always comes out good.

I’m cooking it right now. But the dry cake is not cooking into cake on the top. Is it just suppose to get crunchy on the top?

It’s called dump cake you just dump everything in. A friend are used to work with made this like once a week and brought it to work it’s wonderful

I have made this since high school (way back when, LOL), using fresh sweetened fruit or berries instead of canned. I’ve never used the pineapple so will have to try it. Usually I use fresh peaches, nectarines, pie cherries, blackberries and apples. I live on a farm with fresh fruit in season and can my own, I’ve never purchased canned pie filling! It’s fast and disappears quickly. We use ice cream or fresh whipped cream on top.

I ate this for the first time back around 1978. I’m not crazy about crushed pineapple, so I se the tidbits. When I take it to church, if I want some I have to get a serving and put it to the side or I don’t get any. The same goes when I make it with canned peaches and pecans. I recently came across apple dump cake. My husband loves it! I haven’t made the cherry in a while, I believe I will make it for our once a month fellowship meal at church this month. If you haven’t tried this, it is so easy and delicious! Tastes wonderful if it is still warm or popit in the micro-wave for a few seconds…..

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