Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake – so easy! Only 5 ingredients – pineapple, cherries, brown sugar, cake mix, and butter. Simply dump everything in the cake pan and bake! No dirty dishes! Serve warm or at room temperature with ice cream. Great for a crowd! We love this at potlucks, summer cookouts, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter!

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Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake is an Easy Dessert

This Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake is a family favorite! It only has 5 ingredients and takes about 5 minutes to make. Seriously! I love quick and easy dessert recipes like this! This cake will be a staple in our house all summer long. Our favorite part of the whole cake is the topping. OMG! I could just make the topping and serve it with some ice cream and be a happy camper!

How To Make Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake

This cake is super easy to make. Just dump the pineapple and cherries in the bottom of the cake pan. Top with some brown sugar and cake mix. Finally, top with butter and bake. No mixing, no extra dirty dishes, no spoons, just one pan. I had this ready to bake before my oven preheated! Woohoo!

Just a note about the cake mix. Do not make the cake. You are going to use the dry cake mix straight out of the box.

Dump Cake is Great for a Crowd

This cake is great for all your summer cookouts, potlucks, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter. Really anytime you need a quick and easy dessert! It tastes great warm out of the oven or cooled to room temperature. We like to serve the cake warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce. YUM!

Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Pineapple Upside Down Dump Cake – so easy! Only 5 ingredients – pineapple, cherries, brown sugar, cake mix, and butter. Simply dump everything in the cake pan and bake! No dirty dishes! Serve warm or at room temperature with ice cream. Great for a crowd! We love this at potlucks, summer cookouts, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter! #easy #cake #dessert #dumpcake #pineapple

Ingredients:

  • 2 (20-oz) cans diced pineapple, drained
  • 1 (10-oz) jar Maraschino cherries, drained
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • ¾ cup butter, sliced

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • Pour drained pineapple and cherries into the pan, sprinkle with brown sugar.
  • Sprinkle dry cake mix evenly over pineapple.
  • Cover cake mix with butter pieces.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

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Comments

  1. This looks so yummy and I’m hoping to try it out sometime. I have a pineapple cake mix that I think would be great for this. Also, by cherries, you mean maraschino cherries right? It might reduce confusion by specifying that because it looks like some people are using cherry pie filling. Maraschino cherries come in 10 oz jars which is what clued me in (but not everyone will know that). All in all, looks delish!

  2. I baked this cake last evening and my sister’s and I ate it today. It’s Great. So simple to make. The only change I made was the butter. I melted two sticks of butter to drizzle on top. Very Very Good. Thank you

    1. The best way I’ve found is to melt the butter and mix in the cake mix. This will be crumbly. Then evenly distribute over the fruit mix and sprinkle the top with chopped nuts if desired. Using this method there will be no dry cake mix in your cake (which personally, I do not like!) I hope you like it this way as much as I do!

    1. Do you flip the cake upside down? Or only when serving? I’ve made tons of dumpcakes, but wouldn’t think of flipping them over. Or would it work because no liquid?

    2. I made this but didn’t rise , looked more like a cobbler instead of a cake . I look at cake mix wasn’t out of date . I cooked it 15 minutes longer cake mix didn’t blend ??? Smells great tho .

      1. It is a dump cake – it isn’t going to be like a traditional cake because you don’t make the cake batter. It should look like the photos.

  3. Just took this out of the oven…I did play with it a little. Used a pineapple cake mix and pineapple tid-bits. Smells heavenly!! Letting it cool just a little bit before trying. Thank you for the recipe idea plainchicken!!

  4. I don’t have a can of 🍒 pie filling but I do have a small jar of cherries 🍒 & a bag of leftover Blueberry pie filling.

    I was thinking about having one can of crushed pineapple mixed with a blueberries then after I put the dry Cake mix on top with the butter 🧈

    I was going to put slices of pineapple on top with a few cherries on top I only have a small amount

  5. I used pineapple slices and we didn’t have cherries. We eat a bit light, so I halved the recipe and made it in a 7×11 glass pyrex baking dish (I used a kitchen scale to divide the cake mix in half). Everyone loved it (husband and 4 children). Next time I’ll make it in an 8×8 pan for 1/2 the recipe. Thumbs up… we’ll make it again. Thanks.

  6. I used 1 can crushed and 1 can crushed cause that’s what I had in my pantry. I cut the butter thin and it covered the entire cake. YUM! Quick, easy and delicious.

  7. Just follow the recipe as it reads! It’s not that hard! Best thing I’ve ever ate!! The cake mix still crumbly is the best part! 😋😋😋

  8. I cooked it in an 9″x9″ baking pan & melted the butter. Poured the butter over the dry cake mix. Came out thicker and better. No dry cake mix like the last time I made a dump cake. Oh, and left the cherries out. Just too sweet for us.

  9. Do you dice the canned pineapple Or use crushed or even tidbits??? I’m not finding diced pineapple in cans.

    1. I put the juice in with crushed pineapple it was awesome maybe a little syrupy but it was awesome I also used pineapple cake.

      1. I baked this cake last evening and my sister’s and I ate it today. It’s Great. So simple to make. The only change I made was the butter. I melted two sticks of butter to drizzle on top. Very Very Good. Thank you

  10. Making this now, I put it in a glass 9×13, will the bake time vary? It's been 25 minutes and still very lite in color, not brown

    1. All ovens are different, so baking times may vary. As you can see from the photos, my cake did not get very brown.

    2. I made this today for a church dinner that was canceled. My husband was happy to bring it back home for us, and everyone declared it a winner! So easy to make, and soooo good!

      1. Crushed pineapple needs drained or it will be soupy, marachino cherries not canned pie cherries, butter sliced thin to put on top of dry cake mix and yes it is enough to make it moist.Its very good.

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