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Favorite Recipes: Dump Cake

Recipe Author

Name: Sandra S. (Los-Osos-2-U)
Total Recipes: 4



Dump Cake

Dish: Desserts
Dish Type: Other
Cooking Method: Baked
Difficulty: 1 / 10
Servings: 8 to 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes

  • 21 oz can 1 - cherry pie filling
  • 2 layer size 1 - package yellow cake mix
  • cup 1 - chopped pecans (3 oz. package)
  • cup 1/2 - butter or margarine, chilled
  • 21 oz can 1 - Crushed pineapple

Preheat the oven to 350 F.  Grease a 9 by 13 inch baking pan.  Spread the pineapple with its syrup evenly in the prepared pan.  Spoon the pie filling evenly over the pineapple.  Sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly over the fruits; then sprinkle the chopped nuts over all.  Slice the butter into thin slices, then put the pieces evenly over the top.  Bake for 50 minutes or until golden.  Serve warm.


This is a fast easy tasty dessert that is especially good with vanilla ice cream.

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Kathy C. (KathyTheReader)
9/25/2008 8:01 PM ET
I've done this method with pumpkin pie. There are a lot of different recipes for Pumpkin Pie (Dump) Cake...but boy is it YUMMO!! Beware...make sure you like the yellow cake mix brand...some are so artificially overflavored, it takes over. I think Duncan Hines was the culprit I'm remembering. I stick to a plain betty crocker cake mix without "pudding" in the mix.
Hester R. (grandtetons)
9/20/2008 7:39 PM ET
WOW !!! So simple with wonderful smells.
Jan S. (MyLadyJS)
9/11/2008 6:52 AM ET
I used to make this for my office. They LOVED it!!! It would be gone within minutes. I used to make it while I was getting ready in the morning, then wrap it in tin foil and bring it in HOT on a towel. The smell would fill the office. I worked in a very large building and people would follow the smell to our group. It's great and very easy to make.
Shirley D. (Shirly)
8/25/2008 12:39 PM ET
I have made this a lot but I always add a can of crushed pineapple on the cherry pie filling. It's yummmy!!!
8/24/2008 6:04 AM ET
What pineapple?
June R. (coppermouse) -
8/22/2008 6:38 PM ET
I also sprinkle a cup of coconut over it before the nuts. Also you can melt the butter and pour over top instead of slicing the butter.
Helen S. (newfiemom)
8/20/2008 8:03 AM ET
My mom made DUMP CAKE al the time an dnow my kids do---we also add pineapple 1 can cherry pie filling 1 can (19 0z) crushed pineapple with juice 1 box yellow cake mix 1 stick of butter 1 cup pecan pieces You'll need a 9X13 pan. Pour in the cherry pie filling and the pineapple to cover the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle the cake mix over the entire pan. Cut the butter in little cubes and place evenly over the cake mix and then sprinkle with the pecan pieces. Bake at 350 for approximately 50 minutes.