Dump Cake Recipe

Perhaps the easiest and one of the best tasting desserts, this dump cake recipe is sure to please.

dump cake

The name dump cake comes from how easy it is to open and dump the ingredients in a pan...you really can't mess it up.

dump cake ingredients


  • 1 can of pie filling - cherry is great, but I've used peach, blueberry, apple, etc.
  • 1 can of crushed pineapple - don't drain
  • 1 box of yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 package of sweetened flake coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts (optional but recommended
  • 1 stick of butter


Start by dumping the can of cherry pie filling into a 9 X 13 pan.

Now dump in your can of crushed pineapple - don't drain it.

Give it a stir to evenly distribute it. Now dump the dry yellow cake mix right out of the bag all over the mixture.

Now dump (you're getting it right?) the flaked coconut over the cake mix. I've made this without the coconut and nuts before when I didn't have the ingredients, and it's still good, but I felt like it was missing its magic.

Now dump the chopped nuts all over the top.

Now cut up the entire stick of butter into little pats and distribute them over the top of the dump cake. Don't skimp on the butter and think you can get away with less!

Now cook in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Yum, yum, this is what it looks like coming out of the oven.

And now we're getting ready to eat this delicious dessert.

Can I recommend a scoop of vanilla ice cream if you happen to have it handy? If not, it's still delicious. But if it's just sitting there in your freezer, get it out and give it a purpose!

Dive in, you're deserve it!

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